New Orleans Pelicans Need to Trade Eric Gordon

By Andy Schmidt
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Gordon came into the NBA with a lot of expectations on him and was expected to lead his new team to great things. Gordon is already on his second team in five years and after averaging 17 points this season for the New Orleans Pelicans, there are rumors flying that he might want to leave town.

He has made it clear in the past that he doesn’t like New Orleans, and the team needs to trade him because he doesn’t want to be there.

I understand that there are a lot of players who feel that way, but they don’t make it public. If they are making it public, then they must really hate where they are. I don’t want a player on my team who doesn’t want to be there. I really don’t care how good the player is unless it is the top player in the game.

Gordon has a hefty contract for the next three seasons so it isn’t going to easy to find a trade partner. The Pelicans need to do this though, because it isn’t like the team was winning games at a blistering pace when he was in there anyway. New Orleans was just 15-27 when Gordon played this season and was 12-28 without him in the lineup.

I don’t see much of a difference there. The team would hope that they can get a first-round pick for Gordon and maybe something more. It won’t be easy to pull off, but New Orleans must rid themselves of someone who just don’t want to be there.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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