HoopsHype Eric Gordon rumors


January 25, 2014 Updates
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The Pelicans signed Tyreke Evans this past summer to a four-year, $44 million free-agent deal and then added veteran PG Jrue Holiday via a trade with the Sixers to join Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis. But all the moves haven't exactly clicked. In fact, they've backfired, with New Orleans losing 13 of its last 17 games after starting out 11-10. The front office's take? Team execs are saying at least those are assets that can be moved. Davis and Holiday are the keepers. New York Daily News

January 13, 2014 Updates

New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon has heard the rumors that he's being actively shopped in trade deals, but he said he has been told by the team's management that any such rumors are false. "Well, they said no (the rumors weren't true). But at the end of the day, I've heard it before and they've heard it before. But it's something I can't worry about," Gordon said. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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

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