Feb 10, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (10) looks on against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Pelicans 108-101. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Pelicans want to move Eric Gordon for big man


The New Orleans Hornets told Eric Gordon he would not be traded a few weeks back, but it appears there has been a change in their stance.

According to Sean Deveney, not only are the Pelicans open to moving Gordon, they’re willing to absorb salary if a trade nets them a big man in the process.

But the Pelicans are eager to add a big man to play next to Anthony Davis, and would be willing to take on salary if it meant shipping Gordon out.

Unfortunately for the Pelicans, there aren’t a lot of big man on the market. Add in that most teams probably aren’t clamoring at the idea of acquiring Gordon, his spotty knees and his albatross of a contract, the Pelicans will likely have a difficult time getting much of a return for the former Indiana star.

That said – they’re not letting that dash their hopes of finding a willing taker who has an available big man who can be paired with Davis.

It’s also been said through a variety of sources (for the past few weeks) that the Pelicans are open to moving Tyreke Evans in the right deal as well.

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