Eric Gordon Willing to Move On, Remains Open to Staying in Houston
The gutting of the Houston Rockets continues.
As the Houston Rockets begin what should be a fairly lengthy rebuild, they have already opted to sit John Wall until they are to find a willing trade partner. Per sources close to the situation, given Wall’s contract, a trade may not materialize until the next offseason. That being said, it is unclear whether or not Wall will play at all with the Rockets this season, but at this point, a contact buyout has not been discussed.
Outside of Wall, Eric Gordon is another name that will most certainly come up in trade rumors over the next few months.
The veteran guard has two years and approximately $37-million remaining on his contract, but similar to Wall, Gordon has not aggressively pushed for a trade. The Rockets have communicated with Gordon and his camp and while it appears that Gordon is very willing to stay in Houston, he is also open to discussing a trade which would send him to a more favorable situation.
“They always know, and it’s definitely not easy for my position,” Gordon told The Athletic recently. “But my ultimate goal is to just go out there and play, help, show that I’m healthy and gravitate to these guys to get better.”
The 32-year old guard has struggled staying healthy throughout his 13 year career and is coming off a season in which he averaged 17.8 points across 27 games.
Gordon has never played a full 82 game season.