HoopsHype Eric Gordon rumors


January 13, 2014 Updates

According to a report by The Sporting News on Friday afternoon, the Pelicans have been actively pursuing trading Gordon, their starting shooting guard and highest-paid player. But a source within the organization told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Friday after The Sporting News story was released that the team is not currently shopping Gordon. New Orleans Times-Picayune

January 10, 2014 Updates

A little more than two years after acquiring him, and 18 months after matching a four-year, $58 million offer sheet from Phoenix, the Pelicans remain active in their pursuit of trading guard Eric Gordon, league sources told Sporting News this week. New Orleans has made contact with several teams about Gordon, even devising three-team scenarios in order to find him a new home. Sporting News

Gordon has been healthy this year, and is averaging 15.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting, making 38.5 percent of his 3-pointers. But that production doesn’t match up with his contract, which calls for Gordon to make more than $14 million this year and $30 million over the next two years (he has a player option on the final year of the deal). “He has been healthy and he has played better,” one league executive told Sporting News. “But he is a still a long way from living up to what you have to pay him. His contract is still the big reason they are not able to do anything with him at this point.” Sporting News

January 1, 2014 Updates

Although he’s still experiencing some soreness from a Dec. 23 hard fall to the floor in Sacramento that caused him to miss the past three games, New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon will be back on the court tonight at Minnesota (7 p.m., Pelicans Radio Network). Gordon had been sidelined with a right hip contusion, the result of an awkward fall after being fouled by Sacramento’s Isaiah Thomas. “It’s going to be good to be back out there,” Gordon said after Wednesday morning’s shootaround at Target Center. “It was tough throughout this whole (recent stretch) to find a good time to play.” NBA.com

December 30, 2013 Updates

Exactly one week after a frightening fall to the court during a game in Sacramento on Dec. 23, New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon will try to return to action tonight vs. Portland. The shooting guard is listed as day-to-day with a right hip contusion, but is essentially a game-time decision for the 7 p.m. home game against the Trail Blazers. NBA.com

December 27, 2013 Updates

Gordon suffered a hip contusion during the third quarter of Monday night’s 113-100 victory against the Sacramento Kings after he was undercut by Kings guard Isaiah Thomas as Gordon drove through the lane for a layup attempt. ``It’s very sore and I’m going to get it checked out and see what goes on from there,’’ Gordon said after Friday morning’s shootaround at the New Orleans Arena. ``I want to see those results first.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune

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

October 14, 2013 Updates
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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

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