According to a report from Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia 76ers are aiming to acquire Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon in a three-team deal involving Matisse Thybulle. Pompey also said the Portland Trail Blazers are interested in Thybulle in a “straight-up deal.”
However, “Sixers president Daryl Morey wants the Blazers to do a three-team deal in order to get Gordon, sources say,” Pompey tweeted.
The #Sixers are trying to acquire Eric Gordon and using Matisse Thybulle as an asset, even attempting to get a third team to participate, according to multiple league sources. The Portland Trail Blazers are willing to make a straight-up deal for Thybulle, sources says.
– Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) June 23, 2022
In 57 games with Houston last season, the 33-year-old Gordon averaged 13.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists on 61.4 percent true shooting (.475 / .412 / .778 split). He is set to make $ 40.5 million over the final two years of his contract, which expires after the 2023-24 season. If Philadelphia lands Gordon, he’d be a welcomed third ball-handler and provide outside shooting with downhill scoring.
Alykhan Bijani, who covers the Rockets for The Athletic, confirmed Pompey’s report and called it “legit.”
“Rockets / Sixers have been trying to create a three-team trade to make it possible,” he tweeted.
If you’ve followed me a long time, you know I do not tweet “sources” much. But that Eric Gordon news is legit. Rockets / Sixers have been trying to create a three-team trade to make it possible.
– Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) June 23, 2022