NBA Rumors: Rockets Have Rejected Multiple Offers For Eric Gordon

Despite the fact that Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon has been suggested in multiple trade scenarios, the Rockets are said to be in no hurry to move the 14-year veteran ahead of February's trade deadline.  The Lakers have reportedly offered a package of Kendrick Nunn, Talen Horton-Tucker, and a 2027 first-round draft pick, but the Rockets are said to be content with keeping Gordon rather than trading him at that price.  There is little incentive for the Rockets to move the 33-year-old shooting guard before this summer, when more teams will have the cap space to trade for him, unless they are blown away by a  potential trade.  Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports that the Rockets have already turned down multiple deals for Gordon, and they are happy to stay put barring an offer that "can't be ignored".   

The Los Angeles Lakers (the team linked to Gordon the most) likely won't have the pieces to put together an enticing enough offer for the Rockets, so they will be forced to look elsewhere - and maybe even to the buyout market to enhance their roster ahead of the playoffs.  

Other contending teams around the NBA should at least consider parting with multiple first-round picks for Gordon's services, especially teams that could use his shooting.  Gordon's career 1,716 3PT field goals rank 27th all-time and 12th among active players and his 44.5% shooting on 3s this season is ranked only behind P.J. Tucker of Miami.

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