I was just going through some fan posts and commenting, and came to an idea where trading for Eric Gordon might be possible. We definitely have the assets to get him, I personally believe we even have the assets to get Dwight Howard, he probably just won't stay here. Here's why I think he might be available in the first place:
If the new owner of the Hornets wanted to make Eric Gordon their star, then I'm sure he would have asked Stern to extend Gordon before the deal was made. I don't recall when the deal was exactly done, but I'm sure they had to talk a long time before it was actually made, and the fact that Eric Gordon hasn't been extended leaves me to believe that the Hornets new owner wanted some flexibility with the situation. Why? Because he isn't 100% sold on making a team around Eric Gordon, who he probably almost never heard of.
If we were to package the 3rd pick Booker and Crawford, I think we can get Eric Gordon in a sign-and-trade deal. The question is, is it worth it? I personally think so. Eric Gordon played at a top 5 guard in the league for some time when he was really hot. He was always an efficient player, and started to REALLY pick it up before the injury hit him. Everyone obviously knows he has extreme range, as that's what he is known for. That's the number one need on our team. What's underrated I believe, is his ability to make plays. He averaged 4.4 assists last year, and showed some signs of all-star-ness. The only real concern for me would be his health, and of course the Wizards hadn't have had too much luck with injuries, so it's a really big factor to consider. But I'd still be for it because I believe we need a 2nd star next to Wall, and any of the 3 we give away won't be a star, so I say do the trade if it's there. Maybe even mix up Seraphin instead of Booker, although that seems like a lot to give up.