The Houston Rockets will be looking to improve their roster this offseason, as they are in dire need of 3-point shooting. A sign-and-trade deal that could send Eric Gordon to the Golden State Warriors for Kelly Oubre would help all sides.
Gordon isn’t getting any younger, and the injury bug got him this season, which could be the start of such concerns, especially considering his age. Sending Gordon to Golden State for Oubre would help the Rockets get younger and could help Gordon get a ring.
It could also help the Warriors by giving them another shooter, while also taking the load off of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
It should be an even trade contract-wise because Gordon and Oubre both make between $12.39-$15 million a year and make both teams and players happy because neither side is satisfied with their situation.
The one trade that the Houston Rockets should consider
All Rockets fans expect to get the top lottery pick and draft Cade Cunningham, and that starting 5 for this Houston Rockets would be crazy talented. Cade Cunningham at the point, Kevin Porter Jr at the shooting guard, Kelly Oubre Jr at the small forward, and Kelly Olynyk at the power forward, and Christian Wood at the center or vice versa.
Not to mention Jae’Sean Tate and Kenyon Martin Jr., who would be coming off the bench in that scenario. If you ask me, that will be a playoff team (at the very least) and will be a fun team to watch, and a team that won’t back down from any team.
Coach Silas can start next season with a clean slate with no big-time diva superstar around to act out, which will give him more control of the team. Not to mention the commitment that those people would otherwise have, because of the season they are having and they are showing some heart and fight this last half of the season.
The Houston Rockets will be returning next season very confident and with their heads held high. The Rockets will also be ready to get some wins and get back in the playoffs, while bringing some eyes back to Houston.