Storyline: Eric Gordon Injury

75 rumors in this storyline

More Rumors in this Storyline

Eric Gordon done for the season?

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.”

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.
More HoopsHype Rumors
June 25, 2019 | 1:15 am EDT Update
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.
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.
Storyline: Kawhi Leonard Free Agency
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.
Storyline: Kevin Durant Free Agency