By Tommy Matthews
NBA free agency kicks off today at 6 pm.
But first Sixers big boss has some work to do if he wants to lure his Houston bud Eric Gordon from the Rockets.
Per Kelly Iko of The Athletic, Houston received an offer from the Sixers and listened, but it will not move Gordon unless the return is to their liking:
“The Rockets were aware of interest from Philadelphia, the connections obvious with Morey and James Harden, just as they were from Phoenix with Chris Paul’s presence.
“They listened to the 76ers’ offer, but just as has been the case this time last year and other trade deadlines, his internal value was deemed greater than what was offered.
“This sentiment has been repeated ad nauseam, but Houston would be open to a deal if the return was deemed appropriate.
“The Rockets simply aren’t desperate to move Gordon, however.
he Sixers will have to offer more to get Gordon.
The team first has to clear cap space in the days leading into the start of free agency later today.