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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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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

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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

Eric Gordon finished his meeting with the Grizzlies.

He will also meet with the Knicks. Even after the Grizzlies gave Mike Conley and Chandler Parsons enough money to match the GDP of a small country, they still have around $8 million left in cap space. Gordon is quite injury prone, so the Grizzlies better invest some money on their medical staff.
Jul 1 - 8:58 PM

Unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon "has emerged as Knicks' top perimeter target," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The report adds the sides are "starting to discuss parameters of a possible deal." Derrick Rose reportedly reached out to Gordon, who joins Rose with a slew of injuries in his last few seasons. The Knicks are reportedly going to throw a lot of money at Joakim Noah, but the good news is they'll get some help at their two biggest needs. Gordon would lose fantasy value with the Knicks compared to last season.
Jul 1 - 2:36 AM

The Magic have reportedly expressed interest in signing unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon.

The Knicks, Rockets and Grizzlies will also be in the mix to land the oft-injured guard, but the Pelicans have said they won't make a strong push to re-sign him. The talent is there, but Gordon just can't ever seem to stay healthy. He'll be a risky guy to spend a draft pick on next season.
Jun 30 - 6:30 PM

The Knicks are reportedly interested in free agent Eric Gordon.

The Knicks have a big need for a shooting guard and the injury-prone Gordon played AAU with Derrick Rose, so this potential signing could make a lot of sense. While Gordon is a risky draft day selection, he did averaged 15.2 points, 2.7 assists, 2.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 2.5 three-pointers last season and could be a late-round steal if he ends up signing with the Knicks and staying healthy.
Jun 30 - 9:37 AM

The Pelicans likely won't make a push to re-sign Eric Gordon this summer according to John Reid of the Times-Picayune.

Gordon hasn't been able to stay healthy throughout his career and that could really drive down his price this summer when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Gordon broke his finger for the second time this season which required surgery, but he should be ready to go for the start of the 2016-17 campaign. He finished with averages of 15.2 points, 2.7 assists, 2.2 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.5 3-pointers.
Mar 13 - 10:29 AM

Eric Gordon (broken finger) has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

Gordon underwent successful surgery in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and he never really had a shot of returning to the court this season. Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will be forced into heavy minutes with Gordon on the sidelines, while newly signed Orlando Johnson could also work his way into the rotation. Gordon can safely be sent to the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues with this report.
Mar 8 - 7:14 PM

Eric Gordon (broken finger) underwent surgery in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

This is the second time Gordon has fractured his right ring finger this year and it looks like this one may end his 2015-16 season. Gordon's return was originally estimated at 6-8 weeks, so we'll have to keep an eye to see if the Pelicans amend that timetable. If Gordon does miss the rest of the season, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will continue to see a boost in their fantasy value.
Mar 8 - 12:20 PM

Eric Gordon is in Los Angeles getting medical opinions to determine if he needs surgery on his re-fractured finger.

Gordon is likely looking at an extended absence and he missed 16 games the last time he fractured his finger, so his owners need to start evaluating other options. Coach Alvin Gentry speculated that Gordon would miss 6-8 weeks, so in that case his season would be over. In the meantime, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will benefit in his absence.
Mar 7 - 8:44 PM

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry speculated that Eric Gordon will be out for 6-8 weeks after breaking his right ring finger again on Saturday.

"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," Gentry said. The Pelicans haven't issued a timetable yet, but there is only a little more than a month left in the regular season. Jrue Holiday will likely be the starter going forward, while Norris Cole and Toney Douglas will see an uptick in minutes.
Source: ESPN
Mar 6 - 9:31 AM

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
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Montrezl Harrell
4Josh Smith
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku