Eric Gordon makes his return to the LA Clippers in a trade with Houston

Eric Gordon, Luke Kennard, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Eric Gordon, Luke Kennard, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports /

All season long, scoring has been a problem for the LA Clippers. Outside of their three elite scorers, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Norman Powell, head coach Tyronn Lue doesn’t have much to work with. Depth at the wing position may be great, but this leaves a gap when it’s time to put points on the board.

That said, the LA Clippers knocked out a three-team deal with the Rockets and Grizzlies to solve this issue. Through this trade, the front office brought in one of the league’s most sustainable scorers, Eric Gordon.

As the LA Clippers initially drafted Eric Gordon in 2008, he brings high-volume scoring and a solid defensive game to what the team hopes to build. Additionally, Gordon will be put in a position to succeed under Lue’s offensive strategies.

What are the full details that allowed the Clippers to acquire Eric Gordon?

Along with Eric Gordon, the LA Clippers received three second-round draft picks in a three-team trade with the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies. In return, the front office packaged away John Wall and Luke Kennard, making the guard depth much less crowded.

Though Gordon’s role in Houston was very unusual, he averaged 13.1 points and 2.9 assists while shooting 43.9% from the field and 34.7% from three. He also brings minimal injuries, as he has played 30.2 minutes per contest for 47 games.

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Moreover, despite losing their premier three-point shooter in Kennard, this was a great move by the Clippers. Not to mention Gordon’s scoring will take a significant amount of pressure away from Leonard and George, especially down the wire.