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Potential Landing Spots and Trade Packages for Eric Gordon
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Gordon was brought back to the New Orleans Hornets against his will, and it seems he could now be dealt against it too.

According to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com, the Hornets have made Gordon available leading into the NBA trade deadline, a report that John Reid of The Times-Picayune confirms.

Though Gordon appears content in New Orleans and openly admitted he'd like to stay, he may not wind up getting what he wants once again.

With that said, moving the combo guard isn't going to be an easy task. At 24, Gordon has proved he can be productive when healthy, but he has struggled to remain healthy. Injuries to both his right knee and hand have limited him to 19 games thus far this season while that knee of his allowed him to appear in just nine during all of last year.

Owed roughly $29 million over the next two years and with a $15.5 million player option in 2015, the ever fragile Gordon isn't a player teams are aching to pay. Going as far as calling him immovable is a crude exaggeration, but the Hornets can't expect to receive a superstar in return either.

Which teams would be willing to take a chance on Gordon and provide him with the best opportunity to succeed?

Just months ago, Gordon was considered the face of the future for the Hornets (Pelicans). Now it seems they're prepared to move on without him.

 

*All stats used in this article were compiled from Basketball-Reference, Synergy Sports and 82games.com unless otherwise noted. 

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