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Eric Gordon | Guard | #10

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (7) / LAC
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Eric Gordon started in place of Chris Paul (knee) on Wednesday, posting 25 points (7-of-23 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), four 3-pointers, four rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes.
CP was laboring during Houston's season opener on Tuesday, but it's unclear if he'll miss more time. Gordon is the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, of course, and his value is safe no matter where he begins Saturday's game vs. the Mavs. Oct 19 - 3:17 AM

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Eric Gordon will start Wednesday's game in place of Chris Paul (knee).

Gordon scored 24 points on Tuesday and he should be firing away again tonight, making him an interesting DFS target. Paul's injury doesn't seem long-term, though, so this doesn't do too much for Gordon's outlook.
Oct 18 - 8:33 PM

Eric Gordon scored 24 points with one rebound, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 29 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

The reigning Sixth Man of the Year finished 9-of-16 from the field, but missed all six of his 3-point attempts which was a rare sight -- he hit 3.3 triples per game last season. With Chris Paul (knee) banged up, it's possible Gordon could get some extended run in a great matchup with the Kings on Wednesday night. For what it's worth, the Rockets started Gordon next to Harden in the preseason when CP3 was out.
Oct 18 - 1:55 AM

Eric Gordon started on Friday with Chris Paul (knee, shoulder) sidelined, dropping a game-high 27 points on 9-of-18 shooting, including a 6-of-12 mark from downtown.

Gordon was effortlessly draining 3-pointers early in the game, and it looks like his role will expand if CP3 is forced to miss any games this season. For now, Paul's absence is being called a precaution and it sounds like he'll be ready to go for Houston's opener on Tuesday. Gordon's fantasy value is overwhelmingly reliant upon 3-pointers, but it helps that he played in 75 games last year, the most since his rookie campaign in 2008-09.
Oct 13 - 11:01 PM

Eric Gordon scored 21 points in Tuesday's preseason opener vs. the Thunder, making 7-of-12 shots with one rebound, one steal and six 3-pointers.

This is one of the best offenses for fantasy value in recent memory. Gordon attempted eight 3-pointers and the Rockets as a team attempted 55. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year does take a small hit with Chris Paul around, but he'll still get plenty of minutes with the Rockets expected to play so much small ball -- they even used P.J. Tucker at center tonight. Gordon is a solid late-round option after finishing third in the NBA in 3-pointers per game (3.3) last season.
Oct 3 - 11:20 PM

Eric Gordon was named the 2017 Sixth Man of the Year, becoming the first Rockets player to win the award.

You could make a strong case for both Andre Iguodala and Lou Williams, but Gordon was the favorite all along. He had one of his best seasons in years and thrived in coach Mike D'Antoni's run-and-gun system, averaging 16.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.6 steals. He was able to stay healthy and appeared in 75 regular season games, and he was third in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (3.3). The Rockets are rumored to be shopping Patrick Beverley and Williams, but Gordon likely isn't going anywhere with three more years left on his deal.
Jun 26 - 9:27 PM

Eric Gordon scored six points with one rebound, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

The loss of Nene hurt the Rockets and starting Gordon didn't work out for coach Mike D'Antoni. Gordon was able to stay fairly healthy during his first year in Houston and he's obviously in the best possible landing spot with Houston's style, but Gordon has sort of trended down following a huge December. He's likely shaping up to only be a late-round pick in standard leagues.
May 11 - 10:29 PM

Eric Gordon started in Tuesday's Game 5 loss to the Spurs, scoring 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 44 minutes.

Gordon's numbers were actually better as a reserve during the regular season, but you have to love that the Rockets played him for 44 minutes and only used a seven-man rotation. Despite tonight's quiet line, Gordon should be able to bounce back with a better performance in Game 6 on Thursday. Lou Williams added six points and four assists and Trevor Ariza notched nine points with eight rebounds and a full line.
May 10 - 12:12 AM

Eric Gordon will start for the Rockets in Game 5 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

This was expected, as Gordon started the second half of Game 4 for Houston after Nene (groin) was injured in the first half. Gordon finished with 22 points (on 8-of-13 shooting) in the contest, which tied his highest-scoring game of the postseason. Gordon will be a popular DFS play on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson will come off the bench, serving as the team's backup center. Coach Mike D'Antoni may choose to shorten his rotation and go with only seven players in Game 5.
May 9 - 12:04 PM

Eric Gordon is expected to be in the starting lineup for Game 5 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

With Nene (groin) sidelined, Gordon started the second half of Game 4 and finished with a postseason-high of 22 points and six 3-pointers. Ryan Anderson would be bumped to the bench in this scenario, and he said on Monday that is what he expects will happen. "The more fast-paced tempo we have, the better," said Anderson. "When they play their big lineups, we can get stops and run them, confuse them in pick and rolls, get their bigs in the pick and rolls." We should get confirmation after the Rockets shootaround on Tuesday.
Source: USA Today
May 9 - 10:26 AM

Eric Gordon started the second half of Sunday's game, finishing with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including a 6-of-9 mark from downtown.

Ryan Anderson came off the bench in the third quarter and this was a strategic move by coach Mike D'Antoni -- Anderson was serving as backup center with Nene (groin) unavailable, and Gordon starting gave the Rockets a better chance to control the game's pace. This ties Gordon's highest-scoring game of the playoffs, and he made the Spurs pay for rotating away from him on the perimeter. Gordon will be an intriguing DFS option on Tuesday, especially if Nene isn't available.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Gordon is under $5k and he’s turning in 0.87 DK ppm. There's some risk involved though; when playing alongside Beverley, Harden, Ariza, and Capela this season, his usage dipped 7.2% to 15.8% and he produced 0.52 DK ppm. However, there isn’t a large sample size (124.1 minutes) and his expected workload bump helps assuage those concerns.
May 8 - 12:12 AM

Eric Gordon scored 18 points on 5-of-13 shooting in 36 minutes off the bench during Sunday's Game 4 win over the Thunder, adding four triples, eight boards, one assist, two blocks and one turnover.

Gordon hit some clutch 3-point shots during crunch time to ensure the win for Houston, and the Rockets' bench was absolutely crucial to their success tonight with most of the Houston starters struggling. Lou Williams was another spark plug with the second unit, netting 18 points in 32 minutes off the bench to go with seven boards, two assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and one turnover.
Apr 23 - 7:18 PM

Eric Gordon returned from a rest day on Monday vs. the Clippers and scored 17 points on 5-of-13 shooting.

He only played 24 minutes in the blowout loss, so that might increase his chances of playing in the season finale on Wednesday vs. the Wolves. Gordon hit all five of his free throws and added five rebounds, one block and two triples. If he does play on Wednesday, don't expect a full workload from him.
Apr 11 - 1:33 AM

Eric Gordon and Trevor Ariza will start on Monday vs. the Clippers.

Both players are returning from a maintenance day. While Gordon and Ariza will likely play fewer minutes than they normally would with the No. 3 seed locked up, they are still worth deploying in standard leagues. James Harden, Ryan Anderson and Chinanu Onuaku are also starting.
Apr 10 - 10:42 PM

Eric Gordon (rest), Trevor Ariza (rest) and Nene (fingers) will not play Sunday vs. Sacramento.

With Gordon on the sidelines, there will be more opportunities for Lou Williams in the second unit, and Ariza's absence could result in Troy Williams sliding back into the starting five. Clint Capela and Montrezl Harrell will man the five-spot with Nene out. Gordon should be back in action for Monday's game against the Clippers, but he'll have a minutes limit for the remainder of the season.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
3Demetrius Jackson
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Troy Williams
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Chinanu Onuaku
5Zhou Qi