Trade speculation from Houston Rockets’ Eric Gordon includes Phoenix Suns
As NBA trade speculation continues to swirl, the Phoenix Suns continue to find themselves in the thick of it.
The latest example?
The team is being speculated as a potential trade target for Houston Rockets’ Eric Gordon.
Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype reported that a number of “playoff-caliber teams” have expressed interest in Gordon, and many conversations have cited Phoenix as a potential landing spot for the veteran.
Gordon, 33, is averaging 14.8 points this season with 50% shooting from the field and 45% shooting from 3-point range.
Would he be a good fit for the Suns? What would Phoenix have to give up to acquire it?
Check out the latest speculation involving Eric Gordon and the Phoenix Suns:
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Gerald Bourguet writes: “A year ago this proposal would have seemed silly. Eric Gordon had played a total of 63 games in his last two seasons, had played 32.2 percent of 3 in that span, and still had three years and $58.7. But the bounce-back season is very real right now, and there When the Houston Rockets languish 12-31, they’d be crazy not to get offers for their longtime combo guard. Gordon shoots an incredible 45.2 percent from Beyond the Arc, which ranks second in the entire NBA among players who attempted at least 100 3s. The Suns already have a player in the top 6 of this group in Cam Johnson, why not add a second? “
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Salman Ali writes, “The Suns may be a team reluctant to rock the boat heavily at the close. They already have their pick for the first round in 2022 and they already have a decent guard rotation. However, if they wanted to step up theirs Gordon is quite malleable positionally. The Rockets have used him as a small forward and shooting guard, and he would add defensive versatility alongside Chris Paul and Devin Booker when staggered, which Cameron Payne doesn’t have. As with Harden, we already know that Gordon can easily play alongside Chris Paul. The Suns could get whimsical with small ball lineups like Paul, Booker, Gordon, Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder to counter the Warriors if they play Draymond Green down the middle. It’s just food for thought, but if the Suns are an active Deadline team and can’t win a bigger player like Harrison Barnes by Deadline time, Gordon makes sense.
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Brett Siegel writes, “Phoenix is looking like a Western Conference championship contender once again, but a move for Eric Gordon could put them the team to beat ahead of the Golden State Warriors. They’re already very difficult guards with Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and more, but adding another double-digit scoring threat, who’s also one of the top three-pointers in the league this season, could make this team even deadlier.
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Rahat Huq writes, “For example, the most logical fit for Gordon would be the Phoenix Suns, who could have used an extra shot scoop on Friday when they lost to Golden State while Devin Booker was sidelined. A potential deal could revolve around Jalen Smith — still just 21 years old — and a future election (the Suns have their first all-rounder in 2023.) But as far as other salaries go, don’t forget Gordon’s $18.22 million salary approaching, Phoenix would likely not want to part ways with outstanding reserve Cameron Johnson and Cameron Payne cannot be traded until March 3.”
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It reads, “Eric Gordon might still have his heart in Phoenix…if that’s the case, make it happen!” If you can pair such a move with a buyout from Thad Young (or some other “bigger forward”)…then we’re cooking with fat. The guard rotation would be very interesting with Paul, Booker, Shamet, Payne and Gordon, but that’s a good issue. I think? Shot generation is still a weakness at times, and Gordon can fill it.
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Brandon Duenas writes, “His heart might still be in Phoenix (if you know, you know). That’s probably not going to happen either, so I’ll keep it short… but they could use a reliable shot creator off the bench.”
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