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Tim MacMahon: Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni says it “looks good” for Eric Gordon (ankle) playing against the Bucks.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets guard Eric Gordon listed as questionable to play in Sacramento on Wednesday. He sat out last night in Phoenix.
Salman Ali: Mike D’Antoni says Eric Gordon and James Ennis will play tonight.
Adam Wexler: D’Antoni says Gordon will return tonight, maybe 24 minutes or so, but obviously they’ll see how it goes. #Rockets @KPRC2
Coach Mike D’Antoni said over the weekend that he anticipates Gordon (right knee contusion) returning at some point this week and Paul (strained left hamstring) likely rejoining the lineup next week.
Mark Berman: Eric Gordon on his right knee:”I have a big contusion&a lot of swelling.The good thing,it’s going to be more short term than long.We’ll c how I feel over the next couple of days. It’s kind of more on feel.I know if I’m able to run,I don’t care how much pain I have I’m gonna play”
Salman Ali: From Daryl Morey’s Instagram Q&A: pic.twitter.com/tBoUWdsfOy
Adrian Wojnarowski: Rockets guard Eric Gordon will get an MRI on bruised right knee Sunday, league source tells ESPN. He left Saturday night’s victory over New Orleans in fourth quarter with the injury.
Jonathan Feigen: Eric Gordon good to go for the Rockets. Was questionable.
Alykhan Bijani: Eric Gordon QUESTIONABLE with a sore left knee for tomorrow night vs. Memphis. #Rockets
Jonathan Feigen: Eric Gordon to return for Rockets tonight in San Antonio.
Tim MacMahon: Eric Gordon (sore leg) is out again for the Rockets. “He’s getting close,” Mike D’Antoni said. “Hopefully next game.”
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets guard Eric Gordon ruled out to play in Indianapolis on Monday with a right adductor strain.
Jonathan Feigen: D’Antoni said Eric Gordon is day-to-day. Happened last night. Rockets calling it a sore right leg.
Jonathan Feigen: New injury issues for the Rockets. Eric Gordon is out with a sore leg. James Ennis is questionable with a sore right hamstring. That was the hamstring that had been strained before he came back last night in Brooklyn. James Harden is available to play tonight against in Chicago.
Michael C. Wright: Clint Capela had an x-ray onn that tight hand, and D’antoni said it’s just a bruise. Said he was worried. Said Eric Gordon’s knee is fine too.
Jonathan Feigen: D’Antoni said Gordon jammed his foot, but could have stayed in the game. Will take a couple days off.
Adam Wexler: #Rockets injury update for tonight at LAL: Anderson (ankle) is OUT; Gordon (ankle) is probable.
Mark Berman: #Rockets status report: Ryan Anderson out (left ankle sprain), Eric Gordon probable (left ankle soreness)
Tim MacMahon: Key Rockets reserves Eric Gordon (foot) and Ryan Anderson (ankle) are out again against the Thunder.
Tim MacMahon: Rockets sixth man Eric Gordon (foot) will rest as a precaution against the Trail Blazers, coach Mike D’Antoni said. Ryan Anderson (ankle) is also out.
Alykhan Bijani: OUT for the #Rockets Eric Gordon (knee) Chris Paul (hip) Nene (back) IN: Luc Mbah a Moute Trevor Ariza Gerald Green to start tonight.
Kelly Iko: #Rockets G Eric Gordon is “good to go” and should make his return tonight, according to a source close to the player. Gordon has missed the past three games with an undisclosed illness.
Jonathan Feigen: Ryan Anderson (sore right hip flexor) and Brandan Wright (sore right knee) are out for Rockets vs. Clippers tomorrow. Clint Capela (illness) is questionable. Eric Gordon, who missed past three games with an illness, is not on the injury report, so it seems he will be back.
Mark Berman: Eric Gordon out tonight
Jonathan Feigen: Eric Gordon (illness) is out for the Rockets vs. the Timberwolves.
David Hardisty: Eric Gordon is out tonight.
Mark Berman: Mike D’Antoni says the trainers say Ryan Anderson (right ankle sprain) and Eric Gordon (low back soreness) are ready to go
Ira Winderman: Ariza out for Rockets, Gordon doubtful and Anderson will give it a try.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets G Eric Gordon out tonight vs. Cavaliers. Rockets confident will return Tuesday vs. Nets.
Paul Garcia: Chris Paul will play tonight against the Spurs per Coach D’Antoni. No minutes restriction. Eric Gordon won’t play tonight.
Jenny Dial Creech: Eric Gordon has lower back stiffness and will not return. #Rockets
Jonathan Feigen: Ryan Anderson (illness) and Eric Gordon (strained calf) both doubtful for Rockets vs. Nuggets.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets G Eric Gordon is back from his stomach virus vs. Sixers tonight. Nene is questionable with his sore left Achilles.
Jonathan Feigen: Eric Gordon out with a stomach virus. Trevor Ariza will play well ahead of schedule. Nene also good to go for Rockets vs. Grizzlies.
Calvin Watkins: Rockets guard Eric Gordon said his back is improving and he hopes to play Wednesday against Miami. Gordon also said the goal is to still participate in All-Star weekend in the three-point contest.
Calvin Watkins: No Eric Gordon tonight.MDA said he expects Gordon for Wednesday’s game and he won’t be shutdown before the break.
Guard Eric Gordon, the Rockets’ second-leading scorer, was out on Thursday with a sore back, the third game he has missed with tightness in his back, but he said he hopes to play Saturday against the Suns. “It tightened up on me toward the end of last game,” Gordon said. “It would have been tough for me to play, but it’s getting better. I’m feeling better. It’s nowhere near as bad as (in) Boston. I’ll see how I feel tomorrow.”
Jonathan Feigen: Eric Gordon out for Rockets vs. Hornets tonight with tightness in his back. Nene available, but expected to sit out with sore shoulder.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets forward Ryan Anderson out with the flu vs. Bucks. Eric Gordon good to go.
Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said Eric Gordon tweaked his ankle and didn’t have much lift on his shot. Gordon shot 3-17 off the bench in loss to Miami.
Adam Wexler: Mike D’Antoni tells media before game that Eric Gordon will play tonight vs Memphis. Gordon (left big toe) missed last 2 games.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Eric Gordon underwent successful surgery this afternoon to repair his fractured right ring finger. He will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season. Gordon, 6-4, 215, has appeared in 45 games this season for New Orleans, averaging 15.2 points, 2.7 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 32.9 minutes per contest.
Scott Agness: Source said that Pelicans’ G Eric Gordon, who suffered a broken right ring finger for the 2nd time this yr, is having surgery this AM in LA.
Gordon recently missed 16 games after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture to the same finger. He has played in the Pelicans’ past four games, averaging 22.7 points in the first three games and scoring seven points in 11 minutes before ending his night early against Utah. “I don’t know for sure what happened, but it looks like he might have done the same thing again,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “And that would be unfortunate because he worked so hard to get back. I thought he was really playing really good basketball. For that to happen to him again, if it’s gonna be six to eight weeks — and I’m just speculating right now, I don’t know that for sure – but if that’s gonna be the case, it pretty much takes him until the end of the season.”
Eric Gordon refractured the ring finger on his right (shooting) hand in the New Orleans Pelicans’ 104-96 loss to the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. Gordon played 11 minutes before reinjuring the finger, collecting seven points, two assists and two blocked shots.
Brett Dawson: Eric Gordon will be back tomorrow.
Brett Dawson: Eric Gordon has started practicing without contact. He’s shooting and dribbling with his right hand. Hoping for full clearance next week.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Eric Gordon underwent successful surgery this morning to repair his fractured right ring finger. Gordon sustained the injury during the third quarter of last night’s 114-99 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. His expected timetable to return is 4-6 weeks.
Scott Kushner: Sources close to the situation expect #Pelicans SG Eric Gordon to miss 4-6 weeks due to broken finger on shooting hand. More info tomorrow.
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Frank Isola: Kawhi and the Clippers meeting tentatively scheduled for July 2nd is what I’m hearing. LA has a home court advantage but Toronto can get him another title next year.
While the odds-on favorites are the Clippers—fulfilling Leonard’s supposed interest in playing where he grew up—one Eastern Conference vice president says the Raptors still have a “fighting chance” to re-sign him, while a Western Conference VP says the Lakers are operating as if “they think they have a strong shot” at adding Leonard after acquiring New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis to play alongside their incumbent star, LeBron James, in a deal that can’t be officially consummated until next month.
The Knicks, sources familiar with the team’s thinking say, also believe they will get a chance to pitch Leonard on joining Durant in New York if Irving and the Nets strike a deal without Durant as part of it.
One NBA source tells me that the Mavs “don’t know yet” if they are going to be able to secure a meeting with Kawhi — though I would add, at the risk of being obvious, that they would be delighted to be involved in such a meeting I was also told it would take something “crazy” for this all to come together. “Crazy” maybe meaning that Kawhi is likely to be busy with the Raptors and the Clippers while Dallas is busy with Kemba Walker and other ideas.
Durant and Irving, league sources say, have met twice in recent weeks to discuss their desire to continue their careers on the same team, an idea forged while playing together on the U.S. national team. The first meeting took place in the Bay Area while Durant nursed a strained right calf; the second occurred in New York shortly after Durant had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Irving, meanwhile, also recently purchased a new home in South Orange, New Jersey, but league sources say he is pressing Durant to join him with the Nets and is trying to recruit Jordan as well. Durant did have his Achilles repaired by a Nets team physician, Dr. Martin O’Malley, but the New York Post’s Mark Fischer quoted one of O’Malley’s medical colleagues warning not to read too much into that.