It looks like the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers could make an exchange before Thursday’s NBA Draft.
According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, The Rockets and Pacers have discussed a trade involving Eric Gordon and the No. 23 pick in this year’s draft in exchange for the No. 13 pick.
The original report from the Indianapolis Star including the following:
“If the player at No. 13 is not considered immediately playable by the Pacers, it will make more sense to treat him for whoever can contribute. The Pacers have spoken to the Houston Rockets, a source in the league told IndyStar, on to change they choose and get such a player. They are not looking for a single expiration contract. They want a player under contract for at least two years. “
The Rockets also hold the numbers 2 and 24 in this year’s draft. However, according to Shams Charania Stadium, Houston “aggressively pursues” Detroit Pistons No. 1 overall pick. If the Rockets were to land the top pick, it’s unclear how it will influence a potential Gordon trade.
Gordon, 32, is owed $ 38 million over the next two seasons. He averaged 17.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game last season while shooting 43.3% from the field and 32.9% from deep. It has been his best season since the 2017-18 campaign.
In addition to the Rockets, Gordon has also played for the Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans.