Breaking Down Potential Eric Gordon for Klay Thompson Trade

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With the rest of the NBA shuffling their feet at the trade deadline, the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Hornets have reportedly engaged one another in a potential mini-blockbuster trade.

The Warriors and Hornets have discussed swapping their dynamic scoring guards Eric Gordon and Klay Thompson, according to Sam Amico of

With Thompson working on a rookie contract and the ink still drying on the max offer sheet from the Phoenix Suns on Gordon that the Hornets matched, Amico noted that additional players would be required to make the deal work financially:

The Hornets have surfaced on the rumor mill throughout the weeks leading up to Thursday's deadline, but the Warriors are a relative newcomer to the trade talks. This could, perhaps, lead to some exclusive negotiations between the two teams.

But, as with any deadline talks, this deal is not a certainty.

Comcast SportsNet's Ric Bucher has heard from sources that it will not happen before the deadline. Bucher did hear that it's a possibility that the two teams could revisit this potential deal over the summer.

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