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Eric Gordon | Guard | #10

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (7) / LAC
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The Pelicans may be open to trading Eric Gordon (broken finger) when he returns from injury.
According to sources, the Pelicans were exploring trade offers before his injury, so it would stand to reason that they'd continue to explore a trade avenue when he returns in 4-6 weeks. We'll keep an eye on the situation, but Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans, and Norris Cole would see a permanent boost in value if Gordon is shipped out of New Orleans. Jan 26 - 9:29 AM

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Eric Gordon underwent successful surgery to correct his broken right ring finger on Wednesday morning, and he's expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks of action.

Gordon had been producing just late-round value over the past month with averages of 12.9 points, 2.5 three-pointers and 1.0 steal per game on 42.4 percent shooting from the field, so he's a cut-candidate in leagues without an IR-spot given his lengthy timetable. With Gordon out, Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans should see an increased workload on offense, with Norris Cole seeing a boost in playing time.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 20 - 11:34 AM

Eric Gordon (broken right ring finger) is expected to be sidelined for at least the next 4-6 weeks, according to sources of Scott Kushner.

While this isn't an official timeline, 4-6 weeks for a fractured finger on the shooting hand is a reasonable estimate for Gordon. Jrue Holiday could soon find himself back in the starting five with Gordon on the sidelines, and both he and Tyreke Evans figure to see some extra opportunity on offense. Norris Cole also figures to get some more run sans Gordon, but he's unlikely to produce much value in standard fantasy leagues while Evans and Holiday are healthy.
Jan 20 - 8:44 AM

Eric Gordon suffered a fractured right ring finger on Tuesday vs. the Wolves and has no timetable for a return.

This is a tough blow for Gordon and the Pelicans, but his owners shouldn't make any roster decisions until the team announces a firm timetable. Gordon was playing well with 11 points, three assists and three 3-pointers, but the Pelicans will have to rely a little more on Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Norris Cole if Gordon misses time. Expect an update on Wednesday morning and think about adding Cole, who was already coming on when Gordon was healthy.

Eric Gordon (jammed right ring finger) left Tuesday's game vs. the Wolves to have x-rays and will not return.

He was in a lot of pain, but the Pelicans are probably just taking precautions. If Gordon does have to miss any additional time, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will benefit. We should have an update from the Pelicans after the game.
Jan 19 - 10:05 PM

Eric Gordon made 2-of-7 from the field for 10 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

He should be getting as many minutes as he can handle while Tyreke Evans (knee) is out. Even though Gordon is not playing well right now, he's still been able to drop ninth-round value this month. He should be able to climb into the middle rounds while Evans is out, which only seems like a day-to-day issue for now.
Jan 18 - 6:22 PM

Eric Gordon had a rough outing during Friday's win over the Hornets, going 4-of-12 from the field on his way to 10 points, two assists, two 3-pointers, one board, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes.

Gordon's value is tied to the health of Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday, and with both those guys healthy it's going to be tough for him to produce on a consistent basis. Since Evans got back in the lineup (22 game span), Eric Gordon has just been a late-round guy.
Jan 15 - 11:41 PM

Eric Gordon scored 24 points while tying his season high with six 3-pointers vs. Sacramento on Wednesday, shooting 9-of-19 overall with five boards, six assists, three steals and one block.

Gordon also committed just one turnover in 43 minutes, rounding out one of his best fantasy lines all season. He picked up more opportunities with Tyreke Evans leaving early due to a knee injury. Evans hopes to play on Friday but he might have his knee drained and a DNP is likely, opening the door for another big game from Gordon.
Jan 14 - 1:49 AM

Eric Gordon scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Lakers, but he played just 27 minutes.

He also added two boards, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer to his name, but Norris Cole (32 minutes) even saw more action than Gordon. He was held to single-digit points in his previous two games, so maybe coach Alvin Gentry took that into consideration. Gordon is still worth owning in standard leagues, but his fantasy value is trending in the wrong direction.
Jan 13 - 2:22 AM

Eric Gordon's struggles continued on Sunday as he was held to just seven points on 3-of-10 shooting to go with four assists, two steals, one block, one board, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 38 minutes.

Eric Gordon hasn't been able to get anything to drop over the past two games, shooting just 28.6 percent from the field (6-of-22), and he didn't attempt a single shot through the entirety of the fourth-quarter or overtime on Sunday. Since the return of Tyreke Evans, Gordon has put up just tenth-round value in standard leagues.
Jan 10 - 6:39 PM

Eric Gordon played only 23 minutes during Wednesday's loss to Dallas, scoring 14 points with four 3-pointers, one rebound and three assists.

Gordon wasn't in foul trouble and he was scoring efficiently, finishing 5-of-9 from the field, but Alvin Gentry opted to go in another direction tonight. Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Norris Cole played the final five minutes of a close game, which is something we'll keep a close eye on going forward. For now, Gordon's owners should view this as a temporary inconvenience.
Jan 7 - 1:07 AM

Eric Gordon made 6-of-14 from the field for 16 points with three rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

That's a nice bump in usage for Gordon, who was really cold coming into this one with 13 points combined in his previous two. Gordon should still be a mid-round kind of player going forward and is worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 2 - 11:46 PM

Eric Gordon struggled against the Magic on Monday with three points, one block, two turnovers and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

He did not score in the first half and coach Alvin Gentry yanked him early today. Gordon was coming off a 26-point game on Saturday and he should be fine going forward. He is worth owning in standard leagues.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 09:14:00 PM

Eric Gordon scored 26 points against the Rockets on Saturday with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and six 3-pointers.

When he's hot, he's hot. Gordon will have his ups and downs, but he has still made 3.2 treys per game in his last five. EJ won't save your season, but he's still worth owning in standard leagues.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 11:22:00 PM

Eric Gordon made 5-of-15 from the field and all five free throw attempts for 16 points against the Heat on Friday, adding three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

It wasn't a great game from Gordon and it was very uncharacteristic for him to take 12 two-point shots today. Gordon's upside isn't going to be nearly as high as it was because Tyreke Evans doesn't pass as well as the other ball handlers and Jrue Holiday should also take away some statistical output from EJ. Since Evans returned, Gordon has only put up 10th-round value in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 03:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Toney Douglas
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Eric Gordon
3Bryce Dejean-Jones
SF1Alonzo Gee
2Dante Cunningham
3Quincy Pondexter
4Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Alexis Ajinca
2Omer Asik
3Kendrick Perkins