One more year – and there are quite a few – Eric Gordon is on the market. Houston, in full reconstruction, understands that the escort is one of its most coveted pieces by numerous teams and, therefore, they hope to do a good deal with his departure. Will they get it? There are doubts.
In previous seasons there have been no shortage of franchises that picked up the phone. The context of the Rockets and the qualities of Gordon, a fantastic shooter and scorer, invited him to be seen on a team with aspirations. As we say, there were suitors. New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz tried it during the 2021-22 season with no luck. Now the wheel is turning again and everything indicates that he will leave Texas, especially since he enters the last year of his contract (he is not guaranteed the 2023-24 campaign).
It’s that option of ending up losing him without getting anything that may push Houston to accept an offer, but for now they seem to be in no hurry. According to Kelly Iko of The AthleticSeveral teams made proposals to Houston on draft night, including the Philadelphia 76ers, but none convinced the Texas management. The valuation they make of your asset is above the packages they have offered you.
What do they want in Houston? A first round. That is the information that they handle in Bleacher Report, which would fit the scenario proposed by Iko, a journalist who emphasizes that the Rockets are far from desperate to move Gordon, so they prefer to wait until an offer they like arrives, since to accept one below your wishes have time until the month of February. It doesn’t look like the future of shooting guard will be resolved imminently.
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