We’ve heard alot in recent weeks about the Houston Rockets‘ desire to trade several of their veteran players, which has been made much easier by their 11-26 record and current 14th-place standing in the Western Conference. The list of available Rockets players that have garnered interest around the league is rather lengthy, as outlined below:
- Ben McLemore
- Sterling Brown
- P.J. Tucker
- Victor Oladipo
- Eric Gordon
- John Wall
Houston has made it known that they are essentially willing to part with anyone on the roster, with Christian Wood being the lone exception. Many believe that the Rockets’ asking price of a young player could prove rather difficult to accommodate, as the more heavily discussed players that could be moved (Oladipo and Tucker) are veterans who are on expiring deals.
This could prevent a team from getting rid of their young assets, who could prove to be pivotal down the road, for players that could very well not be with said team after the 2020-21 season. There’s been more talk about who the Rockets are willing to give up than who the Rockets are hoping to land in return, as the front office has remained tight-lipped, which is a drastic change from former Rockets GM Daryl Morey.
4 trades to send Aaron Gordon to the Houston Rockets
One of the names that Houston has been heavily linked to is Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, who the franchise has reportedly been pursuing since they were shopping Russell Westbrook in the offseason. The latest reports regarding Houston’s interest in Gordon suggests that the franchise is hoping to use the assets they land in an Oladipo deal to ship to Orlando, as the Magic are rebuilding, much like Houston, and have no reason for the 28-year-old Oladipo.
With Houston seeking to configure a way to acquire Gordon, let’s take a look at four potential trades that would send the two-time runner up Slam Dunk Contest champion to the Rockets.
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