With the NBA trade deadline over, a bunch of moves were made, including changes to Western Conference rivals.
The Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, and Houston Rockets are all involved in a big three-team deal.
The Grizzlies are sending Danny Green to Houston in the deal, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/umsRiDMGWp
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In the deal, the Memphis Grizzlies are sending Danny Green to the Houston Rockets.
Meanwhile, the Rockets are shipping Eric Gordon out to the Los Angeles Clippers.
These are two of the most well-respected and experienced veteran players in the league and their moves have been predicted for some time.
Gordon has been with the Rockets since the 2015-16 season.
Aside from a few young players, he was seen as the biggest trade asset the team had.
He will fill the void that is being left by John Wall, who just departed from the Clippers for the Rockets.
Gordon’s expertise and his 13.1 points a game could definitely give the Clippers a boost in the backcourt.
As for Green, he is at times a very clutch and reliable sharpshooter who will definitely teach the young Rockets squad a few things.
Throughout this time in the league, he has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Grizzlies.
He is a three-time NBA champion who is level-headed and a good role player.
That is just the sort of thing the troubled and young Rockets team needs.
This package is a big deal for Houston as they are losing one of their most beloved stars but there is hope it could be the jolt of energy they need to start climbing out of the bottom of the Western Conference.NEXT: Multiple Teams Reportedly Have Eyes On Veteran Rockets Star