HoopsHype Eric Gordon rumors

December 12, 2013 Updates

Speaking of Gordon, a source believes he will be traded this season in a move to wipe off the maximum deal he signed with the Phoenix Suns in 2012 (through 2016 with a player option), and to make Evans, who signed a long-term deal with the Pelicans this past summer, the starting shooting guard. Bleacher Report

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“Ah man, it’s amazing,” Evans said of playing alongside Holiday and Gordon. “The way we have that three-guard lineup, three guards that can run, push the ball out in the open floor, I think it’s going to be tough for teams to stop us. [In the preseason], we’ve got it going a little bit, pushing the ball down the floor to get easy buckets in transition. That kind of makes it easier on everybody, when we all get out in open space.” HoopsWorld

October 24, 2013 Updates

Oden was paired with Chris Bosh and the two of them forced a turnover on one sequence. He set good screens. He ran the court generally well for someone who hasn’t played in, well, four years. He clearly was a presence in the paint defensively, though he was stuck with the disadvantage of defending guards a couple of times. (Eric Gordon easily drove past him, though Gordon would do that with a lot of centers). “I’m happy I’m able to walk off the court and play another day,” Oden told Sun Sports’ Jason Jackson afterward. “I’m happy my first shot was a dunk and I made it. I’ve got a long way to go… It’s been three long years.” Miami Herald

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Before training camp opened, Williams said Gordon would miss the first two weeks of the preseason so he can work himself back into shape after undergoing ankle surgery in May and extensive rehabilitation work for nearly the entire summer. ``He's getting some reps in with the guys, so we're looking at that same (two week) timetable,'' Williams said after his team's shootaround on Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Arena. New Orleans Times-Picayune

October 2, 2013 Updates

So there's you, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday. It's a very poweful backcourt. How's that going to work? Tyereke Evans: That's a good question. I think we all understand the game, but at the end of the day, when the game is on the line, we have to create for each other, making it hard for teams to stop us. That's what we really have to work on. With us three on the court, we should be able to score at will. There's no way we shouldn't be putting the ball in the hole. With the talent we've got, that's the challenge for us, open the floor for each other. HoopsHype

October 1, 2013 Updates

Gordon, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle in May after missing the first two months of last season while recovering from a right knee injury and being limited in his playing time upon his return, deemed himself healthy and ready to go for the start of the training camp of Tuesday. "Yeah this is the first time that I have felt very good in about two years for sure since I have been here," Gordon said on Monday at the Pelicans' media day. "Since I have been here I have been injured here and there and had surgeries each year. So it's the first time that I have been pretty healthy since I have been here." New Orleans Times-Picayune

September 17, 2013 Updates

Now, the Pelicans are suddenly relevant, with one of the more interesting lineups in the NBA. Holiday and Evans will start alongside Eric Gordon, Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson. While that looks like a NBA 2K14 fantasy team, it’s the actual lineup that Pelicans head coach Monty Williams will roll out every night, barring an injury or change. Off the bench, New Orleans will have Brian Roberts, Al-Farouq Aminu, Austin Rivers, Anthony Morrow, Jason Smith, Greg Stiemsma and Jeff Withey among others. New Orleans won just 27 games and finished with the second-worst record in the Western Conference last season. Now, after the busy offseason, expectations are obviously much higher in the Big Easy. A win will no longer be viewed as a pleasant surprise amid the team’s rebuild – it’ll be expected. In fact, just about everyone in the organization is talking about making the colossal jump into the West’s playoff picture as early as next season. “Our expectations are always high,” Davis said. “We definitely want to make the playoffs, and beyond. … We’re not sure how it’ll all fit; we’ll have to wait until we get into training camp and get to play with each other. Coach is still working it out, but whatever it is, I know that they’re going to help us make a push for the playoffs.” HoopsWorld

July 24, 2013 Updates

Still awed by the recent historic Philippine visit by LeBron James, Filipino fans get another treat as two more NBA stars are set to arrive today – James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Eric Gordon of the New Orleans Pelicans. “We’re excited to have All-Star James Harden and Eric Gordon join us for NBA 3X,” Carlo Singson, NBA Phl country manager, yesterday told The STAR. “Their appearance will make this event even more exciting and will inspire players to do their best in this year’s competition,” he added. philstar.com

July 19, 2013 Updates

Still, Gordon has used the summer league to mend fences, making conversation with Pelicans rookies, Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson and team officials. He’s made strong progress in rehabilitating his body in Los Angeles after his right knee bothered him last season and a left ankle procedure in May, and the 24-year-old entered the summer with a goal: Play a complete season in 2013-14. No missed games, no more getting lost within the organization. “Next season is going to be high expectations for me, starting the season 100 percent and playing well,” Gordon told RealGM on Wednesday. “Not being able to show all my talent with the games that I’ve been missing, it was frustrating hearing rumor at times. But whatever, I’m going to make the most of my situation, whether I’m with the Pelicans or elsewhere. “It’s good that I’m here and the team still trusts me.” RealGM

He imagined himself in a Phoenix jersey, professing a passion to play for the Suns and a desire to leave New Orleans. Looking back, Gordon understands he left the Suns’ recruitment, their $58 million contract offer sheet, strikingly clouded to ultimately return when New Orleans matched. “You can’t regret anything like that because it’s something that I said in the past and I moved on from it,” Gordon said. “I thought that since they’re the ones giving me the offer sheet, mixed emotions come in. “I didn’t really mean it, but … stuff like that, emotions came into play.” RealGM

July 16, 2013 Updates

Traveling from nearby Los Angeles, where he's doing his ankle rehabilitation work after requiring surgery in May, Gordon said he came to support the team during their 66-62 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers at UNLV's Cox Pavilion. Gordon said he will likely return to see more games before their summer league schedule ends. ``People forget that Eric is a good guy,'' Pelicans coach Monty Williams said after Monday's game. ``I actually called him out of the blue the other day and he told me he was coming out. Nobody asked him, he just said coach, `I'm coming out and I want to be around the team.' I thought that was phenomenal.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

``We've brought in a lot of good talent and it's probably more to come,'' Gordon said. ``It's good to see the team making some good changes in a good positive way.For me, I'm just looking forward to getting the season started.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

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Gordon could be part of a sign-and-trade to bring Evans to New Orleans. His high salary – he signed a $58 million deal over four seasons last summer – and knee/ankle injury woes would make him tough to deal, but the Pelicans entertained the possibility this offseason, sources said. The Kings also drafted a shooting guard in Kansas’ Ben McLemore with the seventh overall pick. While Gordon and point guard Greivis Vasquez could be candidates for a sign-and-trade, Gordon doesn’t expect that to be the case for him. “I wouldn’t say I’m 100 percent, but I do feel comfortable I am coming back,” Gordon said. “I think there is a good to great chance I will be back.” Yahoo! Sports

July 3, 2013 Updates

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