Three-Team Trade Sends Gordon Back to Clippers, Wall Back to Rockets, & Kennard to Grizzlies

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Three-Team Trade Sends Gordon Back to Clippers, Wall Back to Rockets, & Kennard to Grizzlies

Chicago Bulls

Stop me if you’ve heard this already today, but we have a three-team deal in the NBA! The three-team deals keep on coming prior to today’s 2:00 pm CT trade deadline.

The Clippers will add some scoring depth in the form of a familiar face in Eric Gordon. Gordon spent the first three seasons of his career in LA with the Clippers from 2008-11. This season, the 34-year-old Gordon has averaged 13.1 PPG for the tanking Rockets in 30.2 minutes per game.

In addition to Gordon, the Clippers will also receive Danny Green from Memphis. Green has played in just 3 games for Memphis this season, but for his career is a 39.9% three-point shooter. The Clippers are also picking up three second-round draft picks from the Grizzlies.

Apparently, EVERYONE is getting second-round picks today! Well, except for the Bulls.

From the Clippers, guard Luke Kennard will head to Memphis and join the Grizzlies. Kennard will provide the Grizzlies with a nice 3-and-D option that any team would like to have for a playoff run.

Kennard is only averaging 7.8 PPG this season, but he’s shooting 44.7% from three-point range and led the Clippers in defensive rating at 98.7 — two points higher than Kawhi Leonard.

Lastly, John Wall will head back to Houston where he played the 2020-21 season before sitting out the 2021-22 season. Wall has played in 34 games this season and is averaging 22.2 minutes per game. In a reserve role, Wall has averaged 11.4 PPG & 5.2 APG this season.

Author: Matt Rooney

Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.