The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone severely. The financial hit due to the pandemic and the short offseason could also put a stop to the wild player movement that the fans crave for. Many teams may stand down or end big contracts when the NBA free agency makes a move.
Orlando’s Aaron Gordon may be at the top of the list of players on the move.
“It’s a different setting, different circumstances. Same approach.”
Aaron Gordon reflects on being at the NBA campus in Orlando ahead of the restart. pic.twitter.com/d0iMT973yb
— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 28, 2020
Forbes’ Sean Deveney reported,
They were really trying to deal him before the deadline but they weren’t getting the assets back they wanted. He’s probably the most likely big name to be traded. He’s a good gamble—he is only 24.
Gordon has good quality defense with an average of 7.6 rebounds and 14.4 points per game. The player is making $34.5 million over the next two seasons. There is a healthy trade market for Gordon.
Aaron Gordon is an intriguing trade target for the Suns when you look at his post-All-Star break numbers:
– 15.4 points
– 9.1 rebounds
– 6.8 assists
– 1.3 steals
– 1.3 blocks
– 18.3 USG%
If Gordon buys into this versatile, low-usage role, he fits so well in the Suns’ system. pic.twitter.com/miRKjvzODv
— Evan Sidery (@esidery) July 31, 2020
However, analysing the present scenario, it is hard to say of there will be games in the next season. Will there be a bigger free agent class in the next year?
Few other trades to look at
First round pick of the Golden State is a must to look out for. The Warriors may prefer veterans who may be helpful in their win-now mode.
You may also hear rumors about Bradley Beal. The Wizards may not want to make that trade. Zach LaVine rumors may also pop up. This decision may be dependent on coach Jim Boylen’s fate. In which direction will Chicago proceed? Everything is uncertain at the moment.