The Hornets have made Eric Gordon available for trade! Do you think a team takes a flyer on him even though there are health concerns? Would the Suns jump in to try and get him since they missed out when he was a FA? Would the Pacers be able to put together a package good enough to get him without giving up the core of their team? Would the Bulls or Celtics throw their hat in the bag?
Also, the Nuggets were offered Brandon Roy and a first round draft pick for Mozgov and turned to down..
Can you post the link?
It wouldn't be surprising since everyone knows he hates it in NO, but I've not heard or read this.
I can't give away my sources.. Then, what good am I if you have all the info I have?
The Suns cannot trade for him this yr after he signed their offer sheet.
An obvious possible trading partner is the Pacers, swapping Granger. Both EJ and Granger get to go home and they both fill positional needs, although the Hornets would just be rearranging chairs since they have no starting or future SG on their roster.
I didn't know that rule with the Suns. Good call.
Yes, they do! Austin Rivers!
I'm guessing he meant starting-caliber players.
Expect houston to make a serious run at him, they have already shown interest in him and they have a wealth of young players to trade
I read about this, and I really dont understand what Houston is thinking by considering that.
ya, I think Suns will have to wait until after the year seasons ends before being able to trade for him.
I think Indy def would like to add him, but if Im NO, I ask for both Granger and Mahinmi. Fill both positions of need and still have their lotto pick to draft a center of the future. Mahinmi is a very underrated player and will help out immediately.
EJ also has veto power
He does? Wow- they just hand them out dont they. But Im sure he'll gladly accept going to Indy, Phx, or even Denver.
The Nuggets could be a good fit for Gordon. But it would mean giving up on Gallo and Chandler probably..... could still be worth it. Exciting stuff.
I dont see why Houston should do that- not saying your wrong, just saying I will disagree with their logic. Parson can man the 3, and I think they are better off using their cap space and prospects to bolster their front line. Get some type of post scoring. I do believe Indy would love to get a couple of their young PFs though. Maybe Houston sends a couple pfs to Indy, Granger to Utah, Milsap to Houston????
I think houston is slowly moving parsons to the bench to bolster their scoring off the bench, if they get Gordon they will probably play small and move Harden to the 3, a three headed monster of Lin, Gordon, and Harden in their uptempo system would be deadly. Your trade idea is a good one but I'm sure Indy would want a guard
Ive read about Houston's interest in Gordon, but I fear thier defense will suffer.
As for the comment above about Denver, I think they too should jump on Gordon, as they desperately need shooting. What do yall think about Iggy, Mazgov, and Jordan Hamilton for Gordon?
But Houston are is the best scoring team in the league,they don't need offense they need defense.i much rather wait for Josh Smith and sight him then get Eric Gordon for some probably valuable players and Gordon is almost always injured anyways
IND/ NOLA TRADE IDEA
I think these are perfect fits
IND- E. Gordon
NOLA- D. Granger
Gordon could be happy playing in Milwaukee, he is a midwest kid. I made a post about the Bucks moving Ellis previously, here's a possible option
Hornets: Monta Ellis, John Henson, Tobias Harris and a low draft pick
Could work if Gordon likes Milwaukee, don't neg me bros!
I don't think this trade benefits the Hornets.
Is a stupid trade for the pelicans.. Why would they want granger? Give me one logical reason why they want an old injured sf when they can more likely trade EG for a high pick... Even if that means to the suns in the off season.. Granger doesn't help them out in the future so there is no need for him.
Every team in the league should be inquiring about trading for Eric Gordon right now. His skills are off the charts. I would take him over every SG in the league not named Wade, Bryant, or Harden. I think the Pacers and Jazz should both be on the phone with New Orleans right now. Those are just two teams that come to mind. *Disclaimer: I might be one of the biggest Eric Gordon fans in the world.
GS for Klay Thompson & RJ.
I'd actually love to see Gordon with the Warriors especially if it meant getting rid of Klay Thompson.
A Bucks trade would make more sense if they were targeting Jennings; he's younger, can score or distribute (making him a good backcourt partner for Vasquez) and Milwaukee is probably looking to move him. It just depends on whether Jennings would be open to re-signing in New Orleans.
As far as the Gordon for Granger trade, if I were New Orleans I'd want them to throw in Lance Stephenson to man the SG position and share play-making responsibilities with GV, and maybe send Xavier Henry to Indiana as a sweetener (a guy who at the very list defends well and can be a solid role player).
Still, this is a classic example of why the RFA system is a little daft. The Suns desperately wanted Gordon, but New Orleans wouldn't let him go, and now half an injury-riddled season later he's on the block and the Suns can't get him, when I'm betting the whole reason Gordon signed with the Suns was in the interest of his health considering their great medical staff.