Golden State Warriors: 3 Trades They Should Explore to Free Up Cap Space

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Klay Thompson and Richard Jefferson for Eric Gordon

Mar 27, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon (10) dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second quarter of a game at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

This was a potential deal that was already making headlines in the weeks before the trade deadline. The Warriors would trade Klay Thompson and an expensive deadweight like Andris Biedrins or Richard Jefferson for Eric Gordon.

Gordon would allow Stephen Curry to establish an off-ball position. This style of play would mirror some of the New York Knicks offensive sets when they have Raymond Felton cut to the hoop to either score or draw defenders away from Carmelo Anthony or J.R. Smith.

This deal wouldn’t exactly free-up cap space, as Eric Gordon comes with a $13 million dollar price tag, but at the very least, it would secure a secondary ball handler and a consistent dribble penetrator.

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