Rockets views Pistons’ demand for Bojan Bogdanovic as asking price for Eric Gordon
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Apparently, the Houston Rockets are still demanding a high value for Eric Gordon.
After According to league insider Marc Stein, the Rockets have a similar price tag for Gordon as the Detroit Pistons did for Bojan Bogdanovic.
“Two rival teams recently mentioned to me that Houston’s asking price for Eric Gordon is similar to Detroit’s asking price for Bogdanović. Does that mean (gasp) an unprotected first-round pick for Gordon? Perhaps that explains why Gordon, also never an All-Star but a sixth man of 2016-17, continues to be a rocket. I’d guess Houston doesn’t think Gordon can make that kind of return at 34, but staying around 30 days before the close given the scarcity is another indication of how high prices are in general from sellers in the league.”
In frequent trade murmurs surrounding Bogdanovic, the Pistons are reportedly looking for a first-rounder and a young asset to consider retiring from the Croatian shooter.
As such, this also seems to serve as a basis for the Rockets, who see Gordon as a key veteran around their thriving young core.
Gordon, 34, has been in the Rockets roster since the team’s fight status with James Harden. He has a non-guaranteed year next season, making it difficult to gauge him based on the franchise’s schedule.
But given the price tag it has, teams might hesitate to let go of a future asset to acquire. This season, the former sixth man of the year is averaging just 11.5 points on 41.7 percent shooting – still fair numbers but not as prolific compared to previous seasons.
In the end, only time can tell if the Rockets will lower their demands on Gordon so they can take advantage of his value while they continue to build their future foundation.