Eric Gordon: Thank you everyone for the support! Excited for this next chapter in my NBA career with the Houston Rockets. https://t.co/w66nFMPdZP
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Marc J. Spears: “Very excited to head to ‘H-Town.’ Ready for a new chapter,” said new Rockets guard Eric Gordon to @TheUndefeated.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Two meetings for Rockets owner, GM and coach in Southern California today, two deals with shooters. Roster taking shape around James Harden.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent Eric Gordon has reached a deal with the Houston Rockets, league source tells @The Vertical.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Eric Gordon’s deal with the Rockets: Four years, $53M
Ian Begley: The Knicks also have interest in Austin Rivers, Eric Gordon and Jamal Crawford, among others, to fill their void at shooting guard.
The Rockets, league sources said, are pushing to get a commitment from another New Orleans free agent: Eric Gordon. Gordon will be meeting with Rockets officials later on Saturday in Southern California.
Calvin Watkins: After agreeing to terms with power forward Ryan Anderson on Saturday, Rockets followed up with a meeting of shooting guard Eric Gordon. He averaged 15.2 points per game, shooting 41.8 percent from the floor with New Orleans last season. Gordon also shot 38.4 percent from three-point range.
Ian Begley: In addition to Lee, the Knicks have shown interest in Austin Rivers and Eric Gordon, per sources. They have also had contact with Dwyane Wade, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Free agent guard Eric Gordon finished meeting with Memphis hierarchy within the hour. More conversations w/ Knicks on tap too.
Scott Agness: Eric Gordon expected to finalize a deal tonight, down to New York and Memphis, source says.
Former New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon is “considering” signing with the Knicks in free agency, a source close to the situation told SNY.tv. “He is considering it and it’s all up to him,” the source said.
Derrick Rose’s words have already resonated with center Joakim Noah. Now Rose is trying to sway shooting guard Eric Gordon to reunite with him in New York. According to an NBA source, Rose has reached out to Gordon, the free-agent shooting guard who’s had injury issues, but is the best 3-point shooter on the market. Another NBA source told The Post the Knicks’ interest in the 6-foot-4 Gordon is gaining heavy traction within the organization as they desperately search for an affordable starting shooting guard.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Free agent guard Eric Gordon has emerged as Knicks’ top perimeter target. Sides starting to discuss parameters of a possible deal.
Michael Scotto: Magic interested in Eric Gordon & meeting w/ Jamal Crawford on July 1, per @Alex Kennedy. I’m told Magic still plan to keep Evan Fournier.
Alex Kennedy: The Orlando Magic have expressed interest in Eric Gordon, according to sources.
According to a source, the Knicks have interest in injury-prone Eric Gordon, too. Rose wouldn’t mind seeing Gordon get to New York. They played AAU ball together in Chicago and are friends.
Chris Broussard: Houston, Memphis, New York, New Orleans interested in free agent guard Eric Gordon, sources say
Q: Any news on Eric Gordon in FA? – Steve Kyler: Heard Wolves, Pacers, and Knicks have interest – not sure what he’ll cost.
It appears unlikely the Pelicans will make a push this summer to re-sign Eric Gordon when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. The Pelicans actively shopped Gordon before last month’s trade deadline but couldn’t get a deal done. There’s also could be some motivation on Gordon’s part to seek a new start with another franchise. If the Pacers make a push, Gordon would probably give strong consideration playing in his hometown of Indianapolis.
Eric Pincus: Eric Gordon has opted in for the next season with the New Orleans Pelicans @BBallInsiders
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“Anybody who says they’re not surprised by his 3-point shooting based on what he did in college is lying,” remarked Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy. “I mean, if there’s somebody who said, ‘Oh, look, I knew he’d knock down 50 percent of his 3’s,’ even though he made (34) percent of them from the college line, they’re lying. And I’m sure there’s somebody saying that, that they knew. But they’re lying.”
Added Stevens: “I think one of our challenges this summer was everybody wanted to talk about the mid-range plays he made in summer league. So it was one of those things where — if I was involved in a film session at all this summer, it was about what a good shot looks like when you get to the NBA. And so we tried to have those very specific film sessions, but still you can’t predict a guy is gonna become that proficient. He still can play in the midrange. We still want him to take good midrange shots. But we have tried to make it an emphasis to not hesitate to shoot. He’s so tall that on the catch he can get that shot off and his inclination has probably always been to fake it and drive it. But he shoots it with ease and feels good every time he shoots it.”
Christian Wood has NBA talent and ability without question. The question marks surrounding his game are whether or not he’s going to be as engaged as he should be. I recently spoke to one league executive who said, “He could have a long NBA career, or he could bounce around the world playing in a different country every year, it’s really up to him. Because when he’s engaged he’s one of the elite players in this league, no question.”
Christian Wood just turned 22-years-old less than two months ago. After two seasons in the NBA — rookie year with the Philadelphia 76ers and last season with the Charlotte Hornets — he finds himself on the outside looking in. He’s back in the NBA G League with the Delaware 87ers trying to prove he’s worth taking a chance on. Seven games into the season he’s averaging 22.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.1 steals and 2.3 blocks in 32.0 minutes a night. Wood is 6-foot-10 and weights approximately 220 pounds. He’s got a massive 7-foot-3 wingspan as well.
There’s strong evidence to suggest James mastered the art of coasting after rejoining the Cavaliers. As Brian Windhorst noted before the season using research by our former colleague Tom Haberstroh, James has consistently been better in the second half of the last four seasons — a split that wasn’t previously apparent. This pacing is, of course, its own kind of concession to aging. Surely, if James felt he could still play at his playoff level over a full 82 games, he would have done it. Nonetheless, it suggests that James’ age-related decline is more complex than charting his regular-season performance made it seem.
“He needs to get better now,” Bryant said, before adding that fellow youngsters like Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle must have the same mentality if the Purple and Gold are going to improve. “We never thought, ‘Okay we’re gonna win four years from now,’” Kobe explained. “We really thought, ‘This is our year. We’re gonna get this done. We’re gonna push, push, push, push, push, get better now.’ And in the process of having that kind of impatience, you develop. If you’re just patiently going about it, you’ll never get there. For players, it’s a kind of patient impatience.”
As the Warriors’ director of team operations, Housen juggles no fewer than a gazillion jobs. He packs the players’ uniforms. He transports their bags. He books their hotel rooms. He washes their practice gear. He buys their snacks. He makes sure that the buses that deliver the team from the airport to the hotel to the arena arrive on time. He arranges the private planes for the team’s massive traveling party, which includes family members and broadcasters. He plans the players’ meals and manages their schedules and troubleshoots their problems and tries hard to limit himself to two energy drinks a day. “Caffeine is probably my biggest thing,” he said. “The training staff is always trying to find me healthy alternatives.”