The Pelican Brief.

I don't know if I am breaking any rules here, but this was on the ESPN rumor blog:

"There is sure to be plenty of buzz in the weeks and months to come about the future of New Orleans shooting guard Eric Gordon and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe. Today, Michael McNamara of tweets that the two teams could already be considering a deal that involves the both of them.

Here's more on that.

McNamara tweets: "Off air with Clippers writer, he said he has heard a lot of buzz from FO sources that a Bledsoe/(DeAndre) Jordan for EG/(Robin) Lopez deal could go down."

This is sure to get the attention of both fan bases. The Clips are already quite familiar with Gordon, being that the shooting guard started his career there before heading east in the Chris Paul deal. If the team resigns Paul, as expected, and brings in a talent like Gordon, suddenly the Clips potentially have a third top option to turn to along with Paul and Blake Griffin. And replacing Jordan with Lopez would give them a much better contract and arguably a better center. What they'd lose with Jordan, though, is an athletic 5 who could run the floor and block a lot of shots.

From the Pelicans' perspective, this would give them another defensive presence to pair alongside Anthony Davis on the frontline, along with a talented young point guard who could conceivably push Greivis Vasquez to the bench or to shooting guard, depending on the development of Austin Rivers in his second season. That may not sit very well with Vasquez, though, and it's arguable how much the team really needs to address the point guard spot after Vasquez's breakout season.

Again, this is just a rumor for now, but it's something to think about going forward in what could be a very interesting offseason for both teams."

Mods, let me know if this forbidden.


I would do the trade in a heartbeat.

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