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Rockets: 3 reasons why Aaron Gordon’s disinterest is a blessing in disguise

Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

The worst kept secret in the NBA has been the Houston Rockets’ interest in Aaron Gordon. The Rockets have made several attempts at Gordon and nearly came close to pulling off a deal for the Orlando Magic forward until he swooped in and rejected such a move, citing the desire to play on a contending team.

The Rockets, former losers of 20 consecutive games, are far from being a contender, as we all know. Although the franchise went on a six-game winning streak following the James Harden trade, they don’t resemble the team that suffocated opposing offenses with elite defense.

3 reasons why Aaron Gordon’s disinterest in the Houston Rockets is a blessing in disguise

So it’s understandable why Gordon wouldn’t want to join this Rockets team this season. Granted, Gordon isn’t an All-NBA caliber player that should be able to make such requests but he’s being courted by a number of teams, so he can be picky.

The latest rumors and speculation regarding Gordon has him going to the Boston Celtics, who have ironically lost four of their last five games and are just 21-22, despite being in the Eastern Conference.

But furthermore, Gordon just did the Rockets a favor and saved them from themselves, for a number of reasons.

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