The Philadelphia 76ers, under the stewardship of Daryl Morey, appear to be recreating the Houston Rockets that, not uncoincidentally, were built by Daryl Morey. Last season, Morey traded Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and picks for James Harden. And this offseason, Morey signed P.J. Tucker, Montrezl Harrell, and Danuel House Jr. The four former Rockets look poised to play significant roles as the Sixers chase their first championship since 1983, but there is one more former Rocket, Eric Gordon, that remains linked to the Sixers.
Daryl Morey can't quit Eric Gordon
Eric Gordon is clearly a favorite of Daryl Morey. He signed him as a free agent in the summer of 2016 and then handed him a four-year extension in September of 2019. As an elite floor spacer with defensive versatility, it’s no surprise that Morey, an analytics-driven basketball mind, values Gordon’s skill set. However, Gordon remains a member of the Rockets, but we’re here to change that.
As these three trades will show, getting Gordon to Philadelphia is a difficult proposition and remains a long shot. But if Morey is determined to get the band back together, there are trades to be made. For Gordon to make it to the city of brotherly love, two things need to happen. The first is that Tobias Harris needs to be moved, and the second is that a third team needs to join the trade tango. These are three trades that get Eric Gordon to the Philadelphia 76ers.