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Eric Gordon | Guard | #10

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (7) / LAC
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Mike D'Antoni wants James Harden or Eric Gordon on the floor at all times while Patrick Beverley (knee) is out.
We haven't seen Gordon play on the ball with great regularity since his Clippers days, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Following the Rockets game, Gordon was actually first in offensive rating this preseason and the Rockets offense has been a monster this month. Gordon has risk, but he has big upside too. Oct 22 - 12:30 AM

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Eric Gordon will rest vs. the Spurs on Friday.

He should open the season as the starter at SG, especially with Patrick Beverley possibly needing knee surgery. Gordon is averaging 15.2 points and 2.5 treys per game during the preseason and looks like a nice value pick late. K.J. McDaniels and Corey Brewer will be busy Friday.
Oct 21 - 12:16 PM

Eric Gordon scored 13 points with one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers on Wednesday.

The Rockets were launching treys in this game with 39 attempts, making just 12. Gordon attempted seven of them and figures to be chucking plenty more as the favorite to start. His downside is there due to a slew of injuries, but he's a big beneficiary of Pat Beverley (knee) not being healthy.
Oct 19 - 11:28 PM

Eric Gordon will start next to James Harden on Wednesday night.

The Harden PG era looks like it'll be underway tonight. Gordon should also benefit greatly as a key 3-pointers specialist for coach Mike D'Antoni. While Gordon is injury prone, he's coming off a 2.5 treys per game season and could flirt with 3.0 this year. He's a nice target in the late rounds.
Oct 19 - 2:26 PM

Mike D'Antoni said that Eric Gordon could start over Patrick Beverley (knee) for the Rockets.

D'Antoni said that Gordon isn't starting on Saturday because he wants to keep him in the role that he's expected to have when Beverley returns, but then added in the same breath that EJ could eventually start over Beverley. It doesn't sound like even D'Antoni is sure on exactly what he wants to do, but it's nice to have options. Regardless of whether he starts or comes off the bench, Gordon should play closer to starter's minutes and looks like a good late-round source of 3-pointers and scoring so long as he remains on the court.

Eric Gordon scored 24 points vs. the Pelicans on Sunday, shooting 8-of-16 from the field.

Yes it's the preseason, but Houston likes a fantasy gold mine. Gordon connected on 5-of-10 3-point attempts, adding one rebound, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes. He will eventually slide back to the bench once Patrick Beverley (knee) returns, but the Rockets may run with a three-guard rotation and Gordon should be able to find plenty of minutes. Because of his injury history, you can grab him pretty late.
Oct 9 - 10:34 AM

Eric Gordon is starting next to James Harden on Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

Patrick Beverley (knee) will miss at least the next three games, so Gordon could potentially run away with the starting job. The good news is that even if Beverley starts the opener, the Rockets will mostly use a three-guard rotation. Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson and Clint Capela are also starting again.
Oct 4 - 8:09 PM

Mike D'Antoni said that Eric Gordon and Pablo Prigioni will see some extended minutes Tuesday vs. the Knicks with Patrick Beverley (knee soreness) sidelined.

Gordon played just 12 minutes in his preseason debut, and it would be shocking to see either of these older guys exceed the 20 minute mark in a preseason game, particularly with how injury-prone Gordon is. K.J. McDaniels should see some increased opportunity sans Beverley.

Eric Gordon hit 3-of-4 shots, including two 3-pointers, to finish Sunday's exhibition with eight points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in just 12 minutes.

Gordon is a career 38.3 percent shooter from downtown, and he's bound to get plenty of open looks in the Rockets' offense. In fact, the second unit made their first eight shots tonight before Pablo Prigioni missed a shot, but that's largely a result of the inferior competition.
Oct 2 - 10:50 PM

Eric Gordon is expected to rotate in with Patrick Beverely and James Harden for "the bulk of the backcourt minutes," according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

It sounds like the Rockets will indeed put Harden out there as a point guard at times -- Beverley will almost certainly start there. If the Rockets do roll with a three-guard rotation, there's a very good chance Gordon gets minutes close to 30. He's going to be firing away for coach Mike D'Antoni, so he can fall in the 2.5-3.0 range for treys per game. That'll make him a fine late pick in standard leagues.
Sep 26 - 4:07 PM

Rockets GM Daryl Morey referred to Eric Gordon as a "super sub off the bench" during Wednesday's telecast.

There was never much doubt that Gordon would come off the bench, but this cinches it. Morey said that Gordon should be a Sixth-Man of the Year candidate, and if nothing else he should get plenty of 3-point looks playing alongside James Harden in the Rockets' sped-up offense. Given his injury history and lack of across-the-board appeal, however, most owners shouldn't take Gordon before the late rounds.
Jul 13 - 11:09 PM

Eric Gordon disputed the idea that he's injury-prone.

"Most of them been fluke injuries," Gordon said. "From the first one where I just banged knees and this past year I was on my way to playing 82 games and then end up having a freakish breaking the finger (injury). They were little fluke injuries that I can easily overcome, but my plan every year 82 games plus more." Gordon has never played 82 regular season games, and he hasn't eclipsed 64 since the 2013-14 regular season.
Jul 11 - 1:48 PM

Eric Gordon is expected to operate in a three-guard rotation with Patrick Beverley and James Harden.

When Gordon is on the floor, Harden should play the role of point guard as he so often does. There's no question that Gordon's shooting—so long as he's able to remain on the floor—will be an asset for this Mike D'Antoni team, but the fit alongside Harden is still a major question mark as EJ is often at his best when allowed to work with the ball in his hands. Right now, Gordon should be viewed as just a 3-point specialist who should come off the board toward the end of fantasy drafts.
Jul 4 - 10:35 AM

Unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon has reached a deal with the Rockets on a four-year, $53 million contract.

A couple 3-point-shooting Pelicans are heading about five hours west with Ryan Anderson agreeing to terms with Houston earlier today. While the Rockets are helping their spacing here, their defense is going to be a problem. Gordon has been fairly injury-prone, so the 27-year-old guard is a risky pickup now that he's on the backend of his career. He's a great fit with coach Mike D'Antoni, but his role is still a little unclear. He's still worth a look late in drafts.
Jul 2 - 8:42 PM

The Rockets are pushing to get a commitment from unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon and will meet with him on Saturday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

The meeting will be in Southern California as the Rockets really look to add some 3-point shooting. Gordon has met with the Knicks and Grizzlies already, but the Grizzlies are unlikely to add him. The 27-year-old Gordon did play some small forward for the injury-plagued Pelicans last year, but he would likely have to come off the bench.
Jul 2 - 5:20 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Pablo Prigioni
3Tyler Ennis
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Montrezl Harrell
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku