NBA trade rumors: Eric Gordon is reportedly available

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Though the Hornets have made the young guard available, there may be some reservations by teams around the league.

The New Orleans Hornets have made guard Eric Gordon available for trade, according to ESPN NBA insider Chris Broussard.

For more on the Hornets, visit At The Hive

While a deal is possible, it's not imminent or likely given other teams' concerns about the long-term health of Gordon, who has suffered numerous injuries over the course of his short career. Most recently, the 24-year-old played in only 18 of the Hornets' first 53 games while dealing with a right knee injury and a sprained right hand.

Gordon is a former first-round pick out of the University of Indiana and has averaged 16.4 points, 2.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game in 2012-13. The Hornets are 19-35 on the season and have emerged as sellers in what's appearing to be a relatively quiet trade market.

One such buyer may be the Golden State Warrirors. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported on Tuesday that the Hornets would interested to pursue any deal that included second-year shooting guard Klay Thompson. The only hangup in such a deal could lie in the fact that the Warriors think the former Washington State star could be ready to break out as a professional.

They've missed Gordon's offense this season as they've managed to put up a pedestrian 94.1 points per game. They've also been porous on defense, however, and allow 97.1 points per game to opponents.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.