Eric Gordon’s inconsistent season for the Houston Rockets shows that it’s time to explore potential trade options, but dealing with his large contract means they may have to give up more.
It’s safe to assume that Eric Gordon‘s tenure with the Houston Rockets has been successful thus far. Capturing the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2017, Gordon contributed solid minutes for the team right off the bat. Then Gordon was moved to the starting unit and his inconsistencies were exposed.
For example, in a game against the Utah Jazz earlier this year, Gordon scored 50 points. He followed it up by dropping eight points and going 1-for-8 from deep against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Moving on from Gordon seems like the right move in the upcoming offseason, but last year he signed an extension with the Houston Rockets and will count for about $16 million against the cap this year.
That makes trading him more tedious, and the Rockets may have to sacrifice some other players in the process, but these moves will not be earth-shattering as the Rockets try and acquire a more consistent role player. Here are some realistic trades that could rid Houston of Gordon’s massive contract while also not costing the team that much.
Next: Trade No. 1