Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon is among the players have discussed as a potential trade target, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Gordon is a former AAU teammate of Knicks point guard Derrick Rose, and Rose has advocated for the Knicks to consider trading for Gordon in the past, Berman noted.
Gordon is 6-foot-3 and has been professional and productive despite the Rockets’ clear plan to veer toward a youth movement. He turns 33 years old on Christmas Day.
But he is highly coveted around the league, averaging 14.7 points on 48 percent shooting this season, including 45 percent on 3-pointers.
As Berman noted, though, the Knicks’ list of potential targets is long and there are no guarantees that they will make a serious run at Gordon ahead of the Feb. 10 trade deadline.
“The Knicks could use more 3-point shooting, especially with the dip from Julius Randle, who shot 41.1 percent last season but is down to just 34 percent in 2021-22,” Berman wrote.
Surely the Rockets would be seeking younger players and future picks as part of any deal with any team, the Knicks or otherwise.
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