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Rockets, Clippers Interested in Andre Iguodala

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The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers are two teams that are in strong pursuit of Memphis Grizzlies veteran forward Andre Iguodala, according to Stadium’s Shams Charania.

According to the report, the Grizzlies have tried to find a suitable trade partner to ship out Iguodala in the hopes of getting some value back, and have engaged in talks with the Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets at different points.

In regards to the Rockets, they are still not comfortable with the idea of going deep in the luxury tax just to land Iguodala.

The Clippers appear to be resistant in giving up newly acquired forward Mo Harkless in landing Iguodala.

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Rockets’ Eric Gordon Discusses Trade Rumors

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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon has had quite the offseason, with constant rumors swirling that he is likely to be traded as the Rockets look to revamp their roster.

However, despite the rumors, Gordon says he knows his value to the team, and isn’t concerned about the rumors.

“I’m not really worried about that because I know what I am to this team,” Gordon said, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

“When your name is in a lot of trades that means a lot of teams want you and they’re asking about you. But this team knows what I do and what I bring to the table.”

Gordon added that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has kept his agent informed regarding trades, and letting him know if any rumors had merit.

“I always knew what status I was in,” Gordon said. “At the end of the day, I just have to continue to play. I’m looking forward to what we’re going to do next year.”

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Heat, Rockets Meeting with Jimmy Butler

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It appears as though Philadelphia 76ers superstar Jimmy Butler will be a busy man once free agency officially kicks off on Sunday.

According to ESPN’s Stefano Fusaro, Butler has an appreciation for the Miami Heat franchise and will meet with their reps once free agency opens.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Butler will meet with the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles early in the week.

While Butler has been heavily linked to the Rockets, via a sign and trade deal, there is growing belief that Butler is favoring a move to South Beach to play for the Heat.

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Knicks Refuse Rockets’ Offer of Chris Paul Trade

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The New York Knicks won’t be taking on Houston Rockets’ point guard Chris Paul in a trade.

According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, the Rockets have explored trading Paul, and his monster contract, to the Knicks, who can absorb his contract.

The Rockets are attempting to free up cap space so they can make a play for Philadelphia 76ers’ forward Jimmy Butler, and finding a taker for Paul, would go a long way in doing that.

Paul, 34, averaged 15.6 points, 8.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game last season for Houston and is set to make $38.5 million next season, $41.4 million the next, and has a $44.2 million player option for the 2021-2022 season.

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