NBA Rumors: Rockets, Trades, Gordon, Cavaliers, Simmons

Rockets guard Eric Godron drives to the basket vs. the Thunder. - AP

Eric Gordon would be open to a trade from the Rockets, sources tell Kelly Iko of The Athletic.

It’s worth noting that Gordon hasn’t asked the team to be traded and is willing to play whatever role that Houston needs of him.

The Rockets and fellow veteran John Wall are searching for a trade partner and the Clippers are among the teams who have spoken to Houston about a deal (the Pistons and Heat have also checked in).

The franchise isn’t exactly taking the same approach with Gordon, as members of the front office communicated to him that they would love for him to stick around. Yet, with the team expected to be bottom feeders in the Western Conference, a trade at some point over the course of the season could be the best option for both sides.

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  • Cleveland remains among the most aggressive trade partners regarding Philadelphia and Ben Simmons. The Cavaliers and Timberwolves are seen as the two clubs making the hardest push to trade for the No. 1 overall. However, it appears that Philadelphia is planning to hold onto Simmons for now.

  • Former top-10 pick Frank Ntilikina is closing in on a deal with the Mavericks, longtime NBA reporter Marc Stein relays in his latest newsletter. Ntilikina’s career never took off while on the Knicks and the team declined to pick up his qualifying offer, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

  • Isaiah Thomas will work out with the Warriors next week, according to Jorge Sierra and Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. Injuries have plagued the former All-Star guard over the past few seasons, but if he can stay healthy, he could provide an excellent scoring option off the bench for a number of teams.

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