The Sixers and Suns are two of the teams interested in a trade with the Rockets for veteran guard Eric Gordon, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Gordon, who averaged 13.4 PPG and shot 41.2% from 3-point range this past season, will make $19.57MM next season and has another non-guaranteed season left on his contract after that. Gordon could provide a perimeter boost to either playoff contender and would reunite with former Rockets teammate Chris Paul if he winds up in Phoenix.
Windhorst and Zach Lowe offered a number of interesting nuggets on ESPN’s NBA Today (video link):
- The Sixers also have interest in veteran forward P.J. Tucker, who is opting out of the final year of his contract with the Heat.
- The Hawks are looking at “five or six potential deals,” according to Windhorst, with everyone but Trae Young and possibly De’Andre Hunter in play. They could part with the No. 16 pick in certain scenarios.
- The Hornets aren’t expected to hold onto both of their first-round picks at No. 13 and No. 15 and might even move both of them, along with a big salary, as they try to clear cap space to re-sign restricted free agent Miles Bridges. Charlotte could also be angling for the Pacers’ Myles Turner, according to Lowe.
- The Grizzlies, with two picks late in the first round, are looking to clear a backcourt logjam and could move up or down the draft board as they try to maximize their trade chips. De’Anthony Melton, in particular, has drawn “a lot” of interest around the NBA, says Lowe.
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26 thoughts on “Sixers, Suns Pursuing Rockets’ Eric Gordon?”
I cannot wait for Thursday, please universe somehow get Jalen Williams(Santa Clara) to the Bulls
I understand lol. I am doubting that the sixers keep the 23, but if we do I have been praying he falls to us. Either way Thursday will be interesting.
Seems #15 would be market for Turner, could easily see that happening 48 hrs from now
Both teams might like to expand a bit on timelines and add Hayward on for a 2nd future 1st
That gets Cha their C and straight on the ledger (w room for Bridges), not bad, albeit not the smoothest course MJ could have taken pre Ball draft
Indy: Gordan Hayward, James Bouknight and picks 13 and 45
Charlotte: Myles Turner and Buddy Heild.
Indy and Charlotte teddy negative deals Hayward and Heild in order to swap Myles Turner for Bouknight and picks.
Hayward was born in Indy and played college ball there so it’s a return home and he can help them in a rebuild being a solid bet for Tyrese Haliburton. Bouknight is a nice addition and then picks.
Charlotte recive Myles Turner which is exactly what they need a centre that can protect the rim and play defence. On offence he doesn’t clog the lane, can hit threes and should fit in with Ball and Bridges. They give up Bouknight and one of their first round picks but that’s fine. Hayward leaves and Heild comes in, he can be a go to scorer for them off the bench
I really like this trade for both teams
Me too. Do the salaries work?
Should do, just off the top of my head Hayward is on 30 and Bouknight 5 and then Turner on 18 and Heild on 20. So couple mil out but most deals aren’t perfectly matched
Hield nowhere near as negative a deal as Hayward. It’s actually going down in cost as it goes, and he played quite well for Indy. This is a lopsided deal for Charlotte unless Bouknight suddenly figures life out in year two. No way Pacers do that.
Heild 2 years at about 20mil who’s on the Pacers currently and plays the same position as Duarte and if they draft another wing will likely cut into his time aswell.
Hayward 2 years at about 30mil each, but has a history of moving from city to city and being able to settle into a role and be quiet. Whereas Heild has made complaints in the past about starting and minutes and touches.
Not to mention as I said Hayward would probably love to return home to Indy and help rebuild that team.
I think it’s slightly in favour of the Hornets but hence why I sued pick 13 the more favourable. Even still I’d have it 60:40 to the Hornets but deals are hardly ever perfect 50:50
Just another bad trade idea for the Pacers.
As for the Sixers and Gordon.
Sixers: Harrison Barnes and Eric Gordon
Kings: Tobias Harris and the 23rd pick
Rockets: Richaun Holmes and Mattise Thybulle
Easy as that
Then go after PJ Tucker
2. Harden. Gordon
3. Barnes. Korkmaz
4. Tucker. Niang
Fill out the roster with young guys (Milton, Springer, Joe, Reed, Bassey) and vet minimum contracts. But I think that is the base for a championship team.
Kings get Harris, they are dumb enough to take on Harris deal and also get a pick out of it.
Rockets instead of getting a first get a back up centre which is apparently what they want and they also get Mattise Thybulle so it’s a good return for them aswell.
No way on Kings part. Great deal for Rockets. Kinda meh/why bother for Sixers.
Horrible trade for the rockets. They are trying to open up space for all the kids to play why bring in 2 players who don’t fit the timeline?
Don’t fit the time line? Gordon is 33 and Thybulle is 25 and Holmes is 28.
Thybulle would be a key role player and Holmes a back up. Looking at the rockets key players you have, Green 20, KPJ 22 and Sengun at 19.
Gordon doesn’t fit the time line and Thybulle does. Holmes isn’t a franchise piece he’s a back up role player he doesn’t need to fit the same age group as everyone else.
Kings are definitely dumb enough
As for the Sixers it would be a really solid move
lol kings are stupid but not this stupid
Sixers apparently want to offer Tucker a 3 year 30 mil deal. Tucker wants more money, long term and better guarantees. He’s played with Harden in the past and would fit in well with what we have going on.
So with him on board it’s probably best we move Harris and get a SF and add to the bench. That’s exactly what this deal does. Gordon comes over and links up again with Harden and they did well in Houston together. Barnes knows what it takes to win championships having been a starting role player for the Warriors in the past.
Would be terrific for us and not cost to much either. Eventually we will need to replace Harden and Tucker but gives us a 2/3 years window
I get what you’re trying to do here. Considering Holmes played below his contract, he has a negative value. Thybulle needs to improve offensive game, but I’d take him alone. Harris has a horrible contract and I don’t see any team wanting any part of that. Barnes is an asset for a contender. Gordon is pricey for nearly $20 mil. I like PJ Tucker but he fits in Miami. Lost weight and played his role well. If you’re the sixers, you gotta make a choice. Use assets to trade Harden or move Harris. Both are too pricey and probably hindering this team from a championship. They maybe have a 1 or 2 yr window tops with the current guys. But you gotta beat Milwaukee, Boston, Miami, and Brooklyn should be better. Sixers have limited 1st rounds since you can’t trade 2 yrs in a row. Earliest is ’28!
Trading harden after giving up that haul for him would be a bad move. At least let him try to get back in shape in the off-season. I just wouldn’t give him that multi year deal year. He probably won’t be putting up the points he put ip in Houston but not unrealistic to think he averages 10+ assists this year while taking a bit of the pressure off Embiid
Healthy playmaking Harden + healthy Embiid is a top team in the east
Gordon is a very good player than needs to leave the Rockets. Get it done, Philly!
Think it’s the other way around. Gordon is a good player and the rockets need to move him just like they moved wood. Between KPJ, Green and Christopher there no room for Gordon or Wall
Hawks should let Hunter off the leash. He doesn’t get much to do on that team. Trae will have to learn to sacrifice. Hunter should be averaging 20 a game
Hunter is a top athlete who can outmatch other top athletes. But I think he’s naturally depressed. ATL probably traded Reddish suddenly to push Hunter “off the leash”, but Im guessing now.
Harden and Morey left the Rockets just to build the Rockets 2.0. I don’t get what the point of leaving was, if they are just gonna do the exact same things again. Might as well go see if Chris Paul is available.
Problem is Harden is far less of a player than he was 2 years ago. Poor Philly.
When Harden was in Houston they never had a player like Embiid. Add him to what the rockets had and that’s a championship caliber team. Gordon shot over 40% from 3s last year what’s not to like about that? They gave away Seth Curry in the Simmons trade, Gordon would definitely help fill the void