eric gordon

Even if the New Orleans Hornets are unable to pull off a trade involving guard Eric Gordon before Thursday’s 2 p.m. deadline, it has been become clear the franchise likely will remain open to trading him after this season ends, according to sources.

The Hornets (19-36) have had trade discussions with the Golden State Warriors in an attempt to acquire shooting guard Kyle Thompson. But the deal appears unlikely because the Warriors are unwilling to part ways with Thompson, whom they feel is an emerging star and they have concerns about Gordon’s health, sources indicate.

The Hornets are looking for a deal that could possibly improve their overall roster for the lon -term, which means they are looking for young talent that will enhance their current rebuilding plans around No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis.

– Reported by John Reid of the New Orleans Times Picayune