Eric Gordon has been a big part of four playoff teams during his five seasons with the Houston Rockets. Making the playoffs each year since 2012, the Rockets took a sharp downturn in 2020 after trading James Harden. With the Rockets now embracing a youth movement, could the 32-year-old Eric Gordon be on the move as well?

According to Kelly Iko of The Athletic, the 13-year veteran is open to a trade, with the hopes of landing in a more competitive situation. With the Rockets recently agreeing to work with John Wall on finding a trade out of town, it only makes sense to shop Gordon too.

Gordon, the sixth man of the year in 2017, is under contract for three more seasons.

Eric Gordon’s contract through 2023-2024

2021-2022 – $18.2M

2022-2023 – $19.5M

2023-2024 – $20.9M (non-guaranteed)

Factoring in his desire to join a playoff contender and his contract, we examine three potential landing spots for an Eric Gordon trade.

Dallas Mavericks land Eric Gordon to help Luka Doncic

We’ve heard all offseason how the Dallas Mavericks don’t have enough star power next to Luka Doncic. Trading for Eric Gordon wouldn’t necessarily change that, but he would add a veteran presence who can help take the pressure off Doncic in Dallas. Besides, which team couldn’t use another above-average player who can shoot, defend and handle the ball?