While the Golden State Warriors don't have an obvious trade piece, there reportedly has "always been a little smoke" to their interest in Aaron Gordon.

Anthony Slater of The Athletic reported Gordon could become a target as they explore using their $17.2 million trade exception. The exception, which comes from their trade of Andre Iguodala last offseason, must be used by Oct. 24.

Gordon has been off and on the trade block for years, with no team matching the Magic's demands when he became available.