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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 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

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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.

Eric Gordon scored 13 points with five rebounds and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

He is going to get at least one game off on Sunday or Monday, so keep an eye out for that. Gordon isn't really worth owning now that he is going to get some time off.
Apr 7 - 11:49 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said Eric Gordon (rest) would sit out either Sunday vs. Sacramento or Monday vs. the Clippers, and would have his minutes reduced in the remaining games he did play.

Gordon has struggled with his shot of late. Over Houston's last five games, he is averaging 14.2 points and shooting just 33.8 percent from the floor, including 30.8 percent from 3-point territory. With Houston locked into the three seed, the Rockets hope some rest will leave him fresh and ready for the postseason. Lou Williams should see additional minutes. Rarely used reserve Bobby Brown might see some court time as well.
Apr 7 - 6:28 PM

Eric Gordon came off Houston's bench on Wednesday, scoring 11 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and a pair of 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

Gordon had been starting for the short-handed Rockets, but it was Troy Williams who got the nod tonight alongside Pat Beverley, James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Clint Capela. The bad news is that Gordon went 2-of-14 from the field, but that shouldn't shock his owners since he was just 42.1 percent in his past 10 games.
Apr 6 - 12:23 AM

Eric Gordon will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

This is a pretty good indication that both Trevor Ariza (personal) and James Harden (illness) will be back in action tonight after missing Sunday's game. Gordon's numbers with the second unit are actually better than his averages as a starter this season, so him coming off the bench is not a negative thing.
Apr 5 - 12:11 PM

Eric Gordon helped Houston hold on for a win in Phoenix on Sunday, scoring 22 points with two 3-pointers, six rebounds, five assists, one steal and three blocks.

The blocks tied Gordon's season-high and it was a strong game for fantasy purposes, even though he shot just 9-of-24 from the field. He's averaging nearly 35 minutes in the past six games and has been starting in a small lineup with Ryan Anderson (ankle) on the shelf, which is enough for low-end value thanks to his scoring, FT percentages, and value-salvaging 3-pointers.
Apr 2 - 11:48 PM