Gordon-Thompson Deal Unlikely Before Deadline

7:19pm: A deal sending Gordon to the Warriors won't happen before the deadline, sources tell Ric Bucher of 95.7 The Game, who adds that the trade could resurface in the summer (Sulia link). 

12:45pm: Yesterday, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that, while the Hornets aren't actively shopping Eric Gordon, they would be interested in a deal with the Warriors that included Klay Thompson. And according to Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio, those two teams have engaged in discussions that a source classifies as "more than exploratory" (Twitter link).

In Reid's report yesterday, he noted that the Warriors are reluctant to part with Thompson, since the team feels he's a young emerging star. Gordon has also had injury issues over the last couple years, and is in the first year of an expensive long-term contract. If talks between the two sides progress, I'd imagine the Warriors would push the Hornets to take on at least one of Golden State's bad contracts — Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins are earning $10.16MM and $9MM this season, respectively, and are certain to exercise their equally pricey player options for next season.

ESPN.com's Chris Broussard reported yesterday that the Hornets had made Gordon available in trade talks, though potential suitors have some concerns about his health. The 24-year-old shooting guard would also have the opportunity to veto any deal, since the Hornets matched his offer sheet in restricted free agency last summer.

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4 Comments on "Gordon-Thompson Deal Unlikely Before Deadline"


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Danny
2 years 5 months ago

I don’t like this trade, I like klay and wanna see him stay with golden state for awhile although Eric Gordon is a stud as well I just think its too early to trade klay being he’s only a sophomore player and already seeing what he’s capable of doing.

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Gerard Surban
2 years 5 months ago

Didn’t we trade our beloved undersized 2-guard last year to try something new? Come on Dubs stop panicking. Gordon is better than Monta but come on, we’ve already got injury risks in Currys right ankle!

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alphakira
2 years 5 months ago

Gordon is made of glass, WHY would they do this?! He’s a heck of a player…but so is Thompson.

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Paul
2 years 5 months ago

GS probably wants to see how Gordon’s knee holds up the rest of the season.

 

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