Houston Rockets: Selling High on Eric Gordon
In the NBA, value is a tricky thing. Oftentimes, the demand for a player around the league can change seemingly overnight. Moreover, there can be contributing factors that a player has to overcome in order to raise their value and there is no better example of this than Eric Gordon.
Last year, Eric Gordon, in a word, struggled. In the 2019-20 season, Gordon posted career lows in nearly every offensive category and seemed to struggle with his inconsistent role in the Rockets’ game plan.
In addition to his on-court struggles, Gordon had also just recently signed a large four-year extension. As an aging player, these two things compounded to plummet Gordon’s trade value.
It seemed that if the Rockets planned on moving him, they would have to add on other assets to sweeten the deal. This year, however, has been a different story. Gordon is back up to scoring nearly 19 points per game and has been a clear bright spot in an inconsistent season for the Rockets.
At 32 years old, Gordon’s trade value is likely as high as it will ever be. Not only could the Rockets potentially receive positive trade assets in exchange for him, but moving on from him would give the Rockets cap relief that would allow them to move forward with more flexibility.
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