The Rockets continue to overhaul their offense with little regard for their defensive struggles. On Saturday, Houston came to terms with guard Eric Gordon on a four-year, $53 million deal according to The Vertical.
Gordon has consistently had knee injuries the past four seasons, playing in just 45 games last year. He's also limited defensively, but he's just 27 and a career 38-percent 3-point shooter, and he can create offense with his handle and quickness. He had nice stretches last year in between injuries.
In Mike D'Antoni's offense, he'll likely play combo guard next to James Harden and could really thrive in an up-tempo offense, similar to what he showed last year under Alvin Gentry. Along with fellow free-agent signing Ryan Anderson, the Rockets' offense has upgraded considerably in terms of shooters.
They've also gotten worse in terms of defense, for a team whose defense was its biggest issue last year.
Still, it's good value and the Rockets should be fun to watch, with versatile scorers all over the floor. They'll have to score 110-115 points to win on a lot of nights.