HoopsHype Eric Gordon rumors

February 14, 2014 Updates

New Orleans shooting guard Eric Gordon said before Wednesday night’s game at the BMO Harris Bradley Center that he’s heard the Bucks have had interest in him for some time. Gordon is reportedly on the trading block, although his hefty contract — $14.2M this season, $14.9M next season with a player option of $15.5M in 2015-16 — certainly would make it difficult for the Bucks to take him on. Racine Journal-Times

February 13, 2014 Updates

Q: Latest rumor is Bucks are interested in Eric Gordon. Based on his injury history, that looks like a bad move for the Bucks. That said, would Pels trade Gordon for Mayo and Neal? I would hope thee Bucks would not offer more than that. Alex Kennedy: The Bucks have shot this down. A well placed source from the Bucks told our Bill Ingram that any report about Milwaukee being interested in Eric Gordon is “completely untrue” so it doesn’t sound like they’ll make that move. Basketball Insiders

February 10, 2014 Updates
February 8, 2014 Updates

The Pelicans are looking to make a big play, with rival executives having been given the impression that they're willing to trade shooting guard Eric Gordon. That's a tall task, though, considering Gordon is owed a combined $29 million for the next two seasons and is scoring a career-low 15.9 points per game. What form this pursuit of improvement takes is unclear, but New Orleans is among the more active teams around. USA Today Sports

February 7, 2014 Updates

The Pelicans are looking to make a big play, with rival executives having been given the impression that they're willing to trade shooting guard Eric Gordon. That's a tall task, though, considering Gordon is owed a combined $29 million for the next two seasons and is scoring a career-low 15.9 points per game. What form this pursuit of improvement takes is unclear, but New Orleans is among the more active teams around. USA Today Sports

January 31, 2014 Updates
January 29, 2014 Updates

The Pelicans have declined to discuss whether they've discussed trade proposals involving Gordon, but Gordon has fielded numerous questions recently regarding speculation that New Orleans is looking to unload the remainder of his hefty contract. At this point, Gordon isn't really sure what to think, so he's trying not to dwell on what might happen by the Feb. 20 NBA trading deadline. "It would be great to have that security to know if you're going to be here or not," Gordon said. "At the end of the day, I can't worry about that. All I can do is worry about trying to win." Associated Press

January 27, 2014 Updates

Still, making the argument that Gordon's production is living up to his salary is anything but a slam dunk, even for Gordon himself. "Individually, I think I can give more, do more," Gordon said after practice Monday, one day after his 14 points helped the Pelicans win for the third time in four games. "People here think I should be this big-time 20-point (per game) scorer. This is more of a team game here, this system here. It's a different adjustment. For me, now it's all about playing as many games as possible and getting my body back to being used to playing an 82-game season, because I haven't had that in almost two to three years now." ESPN.com

January 25, 2014 Updates
January 18, 2014 Updates

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

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