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Eric Gordon | Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Indiana
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Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said Eric Gordon played through a shoulder injury that could have shut him down for the season.
Williams said Gordon could have had shoulder surgery and missed the rest of the season, but played through the injury and had his best season as a Pelican. The 26-year-old averaged 13.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 2.3 three-pointers and provided a decent return for fantasy owners despite missing 20 games. While there's always the inherit injury risk with Gordon, he's worth a mid-round consideration in fantasy drafts next season. Apr 28 - 12:14 PM

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Eric Gordon scored 29 points during a Game 4 loss against the Warriors on Saturday with three rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

Even though the Pelicans were swept, they had a nice season. Gordon was a very pleasant surprise, playing 61 games with averages of 13.4 points, 2.6 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.3 treys. He played in every game since Jan. 5 and was a great pickup for fantasy owners. Still, just one season of staying relatively healthy isn't enough to consider him in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 25 - 10:37 PM

Eric Gordon scored 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting (including five threes) in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

Gordon has exceeded expectations for this series and that's a nice little subplot in New Orleans considering his start with the franchise was basically terrible. He's a big reason the games have been close.
Apr 21 - 1:25 AM

Eric Gordon scored 16 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and five turnovers in 35 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

Gordon was coming in red hot from deep, making 48.0 percent from beyond the arc in April to get him to averages of 15.2 points, 2.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.7 treys. Anthony Davis will be commanding a ton of double teams, so EJ will have plenty of chances for open looks in this series. Plus, if Tyreke Evans (knee) is out, Gordon will have a higher usage rate with more off-the-dribble stuff, too.
Apr 18 - 6:39 PM

Eric Gordon scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds and two assists in the Pelicans' win over the Wolves on Monday.

Gordon is picking it up as the Pelicans try to close out the regular season with a trip to the playoffs. They hold the tiebreaker against the Thunder, so if they win on Wednesday against the Spurs then they'll have punched their ticket. Tyreke Evans added 22 points, three rebounds and five assists, and Anthony Davis went for 24 and 11 with five assists, two steals and six blocks in the win.
Apr 14 - 3:42 AM

Eric Gordon scored 21 points on 6-of-16 shooting (4-of-8 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with one rebound, two assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Kings.

Gordon watched as Tyreke Evans tried to stick it to his old team, but in general he got another solid game under his belt and that's a far cry from what was going on last week. Hopefully the playoff push will keep him sharp for owners and if he was dropped he's certainly worth a pickup.
Apr 4 - 2:39 AM

Eric Gordon got back on track during Sunday's home victory, scoring 12 points (5-of-8 FGs) with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, seven assists and one steal.

He shot 2-of-11 in his previous two games, without any 3-pointers, so it was nice to see him find the range today. The possible return of Jrue Holiday (leg) in the next few weeks could complicate Gordon's role offensively, but he should maintain low-end value as long as he's knocking down his 3-pointers.
Mar 29 - 6:29 PM

Eric Gordon disappeared yet again on Friday against the Kings, scoring four points on 2-of-6 shooting with zero rebounds and four assists in just 20 minutes of action.

Something is clearly not right and injury reporting in New Orleans is notoriously light. It's been a while since Gordon has been productive and the only play (other than a drop) that makes sense here is to hold him while targeting the four-game week following next week. The Pelicans are three games back in the playoff chase, but a handful of losses (or OKC wins) could cause them to take their foot off the gas.
Mar 28 - 1:41 AM

Eric Gordon missed all five shots from the field and made 6-of-8 from the line for six points against the Rockets on Wednesday with three assists and one turnover.

He didn't have any other stats in the loss. Gordon was coming in with some momentum thanks to a 23-point game on Sunday, but he's fallen off more than a handful of times this season. He should be better on Friday and his owners have to be happy he's been able to stay healthy.
Mar 26 - 1:16 AM

Eric Gordon came off New Orleans' bench on Sunday for disciplinary reasons, but it didn't seem to bother him as he racked up 23 points, five 3-pointers, five assists and one steal.

He was late to a team meeting and this shouldn't have any lasting repercussions, especially since he returned to the starting lineup after halftime. Gordon lost a tooth after a hard fall today but he didn't miss a beat, finishing 7-of-13 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line. Fantasy owners can deploy him as usual in the Pelicans' upcoming three-game week.
Mar 22 - 6:28 PM

Eric Gordon will shift to a bench role vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

The Pelicans are in must-win mode with the Thunder two games up on them for the No. 8 seed, but Gordon will still come off the bench as a punishment for being late to a team meeting. New Orleans will roll with a starting backcourt of Norris Cole and Quincy Pondexter. A temporary bench role isn't the worst thing for his fantasy value -- he'll have the ball in his hands enough to be confidently deployed in standard leagues.
Mar 22 - 2:51 PM

Eric Gordon scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds and two assists in Friday's loss.

Gordon has slid a bit lately into the late rounds and he logged just 24 minutes tonight in the blowout loss. Tyreke Evans left early due to a calf injury tonight, and any time off there would be a boost to Gordon's value.
Mar 21 - 3:31 AM

Pelicans' head coach Monty Williams stated during a recent interview that he'll work to get Eric Gordon more opportunities on offense.

"I think Eric because A.D [Anthony Davis] is playing so well and Tyreke [Evans] has the ball a lot, he doesn't get as many opportunities," said Williams. "I've got to find more ways to get him the ball. The thing I like about Eric is he tries to make the right play. Eric has so much in his game that people haven't seen what all he can do with his ability to score and play off the dribble." Gordon could have some increased opportunity tonight with Davis (ankle) being listed as a game-time decision, so if Davis is indeed unable to go, Gordon will be someone to consider in daily leagues.
Mar 19 - 4:50 PM

Eric Gordon was quiet on Tuesday, shooting 3-of-9 from the field to finish with nine points, two 3-pointers, seven assists, two steals and one block.

Gordon has made at least one 3-pointer in 33 straight games, a feat that's even more critical with Ryan Anderson (sprained MCL) on the sidelines indefinitely. His dimes and defensive stats help compensate for the lack of scoring, and he belongs in all active lineups for Thursday's matchup vs. the struggling Suns.
Mar 17 - 11:15 PM

Eric Gordon couldn't find the range on Sunday, shooting 5-of-18 from the field to finish with 16 points, four 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist, one block and one turnover.

He was drawing iron all night and missed a few costly shots in the two overtime periods, but coach Monty Williams' faith in Gordon hasn't wavered all season. The fact that he launched 11 triples and chipped in a block is also some consolation for fantasy owners, and he remains a solid fantasy starter with Jrue Holiday (leg) out of the picture.
Mar 15 - 9:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Toney Douglas
4Jimmer Fredette
SG1Eric Gordon
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey