John Wall is going to be a continued topic of discussion in Houston as he and the Rockets look to reach an agreement on his future, but with the Houston Rockets rebuilding, they are also going to look to leverage some of their other NBA veteran players.
D.J. Augustin, Danuel House Jr., and Eric Gordon all remain possible players this team will look to trade this season, with Gordon being a very intriguing trade asset.
The now 32-year-old wing is coming off a season in which he only played 27 games due to a groin injury that sidelined him indefinitely, but he played really well in his limited time last season, averaging 17.8 points, 2.6 assists, and shooting 43.3% from the floor.
In four games off the bench so far this year, Gordon has continued to prove that he is a key offensive talent, as the veteran shooting guard has averaged 15.3 points and has shot 55.6% from three-point range.
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While he does carry a heavy price tag with his contract, Eric Gordon is definitely a player we could see multiple playoff teams target in a trade prior to the trade deadline this season.
Being owed $58.7M through the 2023-24 season makes Gordon a liability for some teams around the league, especially since he is set to make $16.9M this season, but there is no denying that his experiences with championship-level teams in Houston over the years and his ability to be a key scoring weapon off-the-bench make him one of the better players to target around the league.
So who could possibly look to target Eric Gordon this season? Let’s take a look at three playoff teams who could be willing to roll the dice on the veteran.