Person close to Eric Gordon believes Rockets could move him this summer or before trade deadline if extension can’t be reached
A person close to Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon reportedly believes the franchise could move the sharpshooter this summer or before the 2020 trade deadline if a long-term extension can’t be reached, according to Kelly Iko of The Athletic.
Gordon is entering the final year of his contract with the Rockets. He’ll make $14,057,730 in 2019-20.
Gordon is entering the final year of his four-year, $54 million deal, another bargain on the market given his skill set. It’s no surprise these were among the pieces frequently talked about in possible trade scenario. One person close to Gordon still believes Houston could move him this summer or before the trade deadline if a long-term extension agreement can’t be reached.
The Rockets are reportedly making everyone on the roster except for James Harden available in trade talks. Houston lost to the Golden State Warriors again in the 2019 playoffs, and it appears general manager Daryl Morey wants to shake things up.
Gordon averaged 16.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists during the regular season. The 30-year-old shot 40.9 percent from the field, 36.0 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free-throw line. Gordon won the 2017 Sixth Man of the Year award.
The Rockets’ roster could look a lot different next season.