New Orleans Hornets Reportedly Want to Trade Eric Gordon for Klay Thompson

by February 20, 2013

The Hornets are said to have placed Eric Gordon on the market, and have their eye on Klay Thompson (unlikely as that deal may be.) Per the Times-Picayune: “Hornets officials had no comment regarding trade rumors Tuesday night, but Gordon said for the second consecutive day that he’s not concerned about the trade deadline. However, he acknowledged that anything is possible. ‘I don’t really get caught up to it,’ Gordon said Tuesday night. ‘But you just never know your situation. That’s part of the process but at the end of the day, you can’t worry about that as a player. If it happens, it happens. I’m definitely not worried about it.’ Sources confirm the Hornets would be interested in any trade deal with the Golden State Warriors that would include second-year shooting guard Klay Thompson. But sources indicate the Warriors are reluctant to part ways with Thompson, whom they feel is a young emerging star. With the Hornets’ matching the Phoenix Suns’ four-year, $58 million offer sheet to retain him as a restricted free agent, Gordon has veto power over any trade deal going into Thursday’s deadline. The Hornets are restricted from trading Gordon to the Suns. Gordon remains on strict restrictions by the Hornets medical staff to not play in the second game of back-to-back sets. He is not expected to play Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.”