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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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Eric Gordon will exercise his option to remain with the Pelicans for the 2015-16 season.
He had his second productive season in a row in 2014-15, averaging 13.4 points, 2.6 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.3 treys in 61 games. After playing in just nine games during his first season with the Pelicans/Hornets back in 2011-12, it looked like the Pelicans would've done anything to get him off the books. Now with Alvin Gentry running the show, Gordon has a chance to be a top-10 guy from beyond the arc. Jun 17 - 9:02 PM

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Eric Gordon said he will make a decision on whether or not to pick up his player option worth $15.5 million in "the next week or so."

"It’s hard to turn down money like that when you can go forward into next year, when the cap is going to go up like crazy," he said with a smile. "That’ll be a great year for free agents. We’ll see what happens. I’m going to let people know here in the next week or so." Gordon sums up everything in this quote, $15.5 million is a lot of money to pass up for a player that his been hampered by injuries for most of his career, and it's unlikely he could command that kind of salary on the open market. With the cap expected to make a dramatic leap in 2016, Gordon would be wise to delay his free agency until then, and all signs are pointing towards him opting in.
Jun 12 - 10:42 AM

Eric Gordon is reportedly leaning towards opting into his player option with the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2015-16 season, according to a source who is close to Gordon.

Updating an earlier item, it seems as if Gordon is closer to making up his mind on his approximately $15.5 million player option for next season. While Gordon brings a lengthy injury history onto any fantasy roster, he is capable of returning solid mid-round value in 2015-16 if he can stay on the court.
Jun 11 - 1:41 PM

Eric Gordon said he will make a decision on whether or not to opt out of his contract over the next two weeks.

Gordon's $15.5 million player option for next season is likely more than he would get on the open market, but the 26-year-old said he's still undecided. "Not yet," Gordon said when asked about his decision. "I still have two weeks to do it. I'm going to take the full two weeks. As long as I get it done in time." We'll expect Gordon to be in New Orleans next season, but no matter where he lands, he'll be a mid-round option in fantasy drafts that comes with the baggage of likely missing 15-20 games.
Jun 11 - 1:01 PM

Eric Gordon still hasn't decided whether or not he will play the final year of his contract with the Pelicans or opt out and test the open market.

After countless injuries and underwhelming play, Gordon finally played well for the Pelicans down the stretch and averaged 14.3 points, 3.7 assists, 2.4 boards and 2.7 3-pointers after the All-Star Break. Gordon's player option for next season is around $15.5 million, so it's hard to imagine him walking away from that kind of money. For now, expect him to be back with the Pelicans next season.
Jun 10 - 11:31 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Toney Douglas
SG1Eric Gordon
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Jeff Withey