New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings have talked a potential trade that would send Eric Gordon to the latter for Rudy Gay and Alonzo Gee, according to latest NBA Trade Rumors.
The potential trade was first reported by Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. According to the report, the Kings haven’t agreed to the terms and unsure of Gay’s value in the trade market. Gay is averaging 17.8 points this season.
On paper, it would be a horrible deal for the Kings since Gordon is in the final year of his contract. It is very likely that the two-guard would test free agency next summer. However, the deal would benefit the Pelicans since Gay still has two years left (after this one) on his $27.6 million contract.
Anthony Davis, the Pelicans superstar, is desperate for help. Gay, an underrated perimeter defender and long-range shooter, and Davis, could provide the perfect one-two punch for the Pelicans.
A few days ago, rumors emerged of Kings praying Pelicans to trade Gay for Ryan Anderson. However, those salaries don’t match and would be a major downgrade for Sacramento. A Gordon-Gay swap would make a lot more sense to both teams, at least for this season. Gay has also been linked with the Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls.
Despite Gay’s pragmatic approach, all signs point to a trade ahead of the February 18 deadline. George Karl’s system has been a difficult transition for Gay, who has been moved to a stretch four with the emergence of Omri Casspi. Apparently, the 6-foot-8 Gay isn’t comfortable with his new role and would rather move back to small forward.
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