By Tommy Matthews
The Sixers aren’t done shaking up their roster after acquiring De’Anthony Melton from the Griz for the 23rd pick and Danny Green’s expiring $10 million contract.
“The Sixers also tried to acquire the Rockets’ Eric Gordon on draft night, using Matisse Thybulle as an asset. They even attempted to get a third team to participate, according to multiple league sources. Sources say Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey is still trying to acquire Gordon despite being unsuccessful on Thursday night.”
“Morey really wanted to add Gordon on draft night via a three-team trade, according to sources.
However, teams wanted to deal with the Sixers exclusively rather than help facilitate a deal to get Gordon from Houston, sources say. The Portland Trail Blazers were willing to make a straight-up deal for Thybulle, according to sources.