Gordon may leave the team.
Reporter Mark Stein of ‘The Stain Line’ reported on Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets on the 22nd (Korean time).
Houston ended the era of James Harden from the 2020-2021 season and started rebuilding in earnest. The collection of prospects wasn’t bad. In a short period of time, a large number of young players full of potential joined Houston, such as Jaylen Green, Jabari Smith Jr., Alperen Sengoon, Kevin Porter Jr., Tari Eason, Usman Garuba, Josh Christopher, and Tytai Washington Jr.
However, many are showing doubts about the growth of well-collected prospects. Houston has been sitting at the bottom of the league for the third year in a row since the rebuilding began. Recently, he has lost 13 games in a row and is still far from winning.
It’s not just a win or loss that raises concerns about Houston’s move. If you look at the content of the game, it’s even more disastrous. Individual capabilities are good, but there is no way to harmonize as a team.
Houston, which is in total trouble in the offense and defense at 30th in offensive rating and 28th in defensive rating, has the most average turnovers (16.9) and fewest assists (22.2) in the league. Since there are not many high-quality attack chances, the team’s field goal success rate (30th) and 3-point success rate (29th) are also not good.
Even Eric Gordon, the oldest member of the team, was fed up with the ongoing rebuilding without a promise. Gordon joined Houston in 2016 and experienced up to the first seed. In a recent interview, he said, “There is no development in the team. The same problem is repeated.”
ESPN’s Tim McMahon said: “I think Eric Gordon has made it clear that he’s fed up with rebuilding the team. He, as many know, prefers to go to a team that has a chance to win a championship or get a contract extension. “he said.
Although showing signs of aging, Gordon is an excellent scoring player who has never missed a double-digit scoring average since his debut. Gordon, who has been constantly rumored to be traded throughout the team’s rebuilding period, has recently become the main character of the news. Eastern Conference powerhouse Milwaukee, which is seeking a championship, is interested in signing him. 먹튀검증
“Milwaukee is trying to upgrade their bench power,” Stein said. Edo is using a similar strategy by proposing a second-round pick for Chapter 4,” he said.
The key is that Houston is demanding a first-round pick in return for Gordon. It’s not easy to match a sizeable salary scale. Will Gordon, without a championship ring in his career, leave Houston for another team?