Houston Rockets make a shocking move before the trade deadline
The NBA trade deadline is upon us, and it's been a busy one to say the least. Now the Rockets are getting in on the action. According to multiple reports, the Rockets are completing a three-team trade, sending Eric Gordon to the Clippers and receiving John Wall and Danny Green in return. Yes, you read that correctly.
Breaking: The Rockets are acquiring John Wall as part of a three-team deal. The Clippers are sending Luke Kennard to the Grizzlies, and the Clippers are getting Eric Gordon, Danny Green and three second-round picks, sources told @wojespn. pic.twitter.com/5AI9wYZahi
— ESPN (@espn) February 9, 2023
Wall made some critical comments about the Rockets recently, so that could make things a bit uncomfortable. However, the Rockets are expected to buy out John Wall, per sources.
According to an NBA source it is “likely” the Rockets will buy out John Wall. https://t.co/H9yLVeulnR
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) February 9, 2023
The Rockets will also have the rights to swap the Bucks first round pick, which they already own from the PJ Tucker trade, with the Clippers first pick in 2023. Which as of now would essentially be a ten pick jump for the Rockets in the first round. Plus, they acquired two future second round picks.
The Rockets will get rights to swap Bucks’ pick with Clippers this year as part of this deal, per source. https://t.co/41RrVWfBa3
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 9, 2023
In his seven years with the Rockets, Gordon averaged 15.7/PPG over 379 games.