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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 praised Eric Gordon before Saturday's game vs. the Pacers.
"I like him," Gentry said regarding Gordon. "I offered him a max contract five years ago. I’ve always been a fan of Eric’s. I just think he’s a terrific player and he’s finally healthy, too. It’s really annoying when you’re a good player and there’s always these little nagging injuries, but I think his body looks great. I think he’s going to have a great year." Gordon looked strong on Saturday with 16 points, three boards, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes, and it looks like he is poised for a big year in Gentry's up-tempo offense. Oct 4 - 11:14 AM

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Dell Demps said that Eric Gordon probably does "the most extra" work out of all the Pelicans players to prepare his body during the offseason.

Gordon has never made it through a full NBA season, so despite a handful of positive offseason reports regarding his health, we're not ready to view him as much more than a late-round flier. He put up 10th-round value on a per-game basis last season with averages of 13.4 points, 3.8 assists and 2.3 three-pointers through 61 games, and he should at the very least be able to return to those numbers as the unquestioned starting shooting guard in New Orleans.
Sep 22 - 2:41 PM

Eric Gordon said he's as healthy as he's been since the 2010-11 season.

Gordon is still only 26 years old but injuries have derailed him ever since his rookie campaign -- he's missed an average of 33.0 games over the past six seasons. "If I am healthy I can still go back to the player I was," Gordon said. He has the potential to thrive under coach Alvin Gentry, providing copious 3-pointers with a boost in points, assists and FT%, making him a worthwhile option in the late rounds.
Source: SB Nation
Sep 15 - 11:12 AM

Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said that Eric Gordon's shooting could be a "big weapon" this season.

"Obviously I like him a lot," Gentry said of Gordon. "I think him coming into the season where he's going to participate in training camp and go through, I look for him to have a really good year. If you look at the end of last year, he was shooting the ball as well as any two-guard in the league. I think he ended up shooting 44 percent over the last 30-something games. Just that alone could be a big weapon for us. I think there are a lot of other things he can do." This is an intriguing quote to say the least, and it sounds like Gordon will be a key component of Gentry's up-tempo system. Gordon does have a scary injury histrory, but he is a sleeper in the later rounds and should be available at a major discount.
Sep 4 - 1:10 PM

Eric Gordon went through team workouts on Monday in Los Angeles.

Coach Alvin Gentry had a hand in Klay Thompson breaking out last season, so Gordon has a big opportunity in front of him. One interesting change from last season was Gordon increased his catch-and-shoot attempts in a big way. In 2014-15, a whopping 39.9 percent of his shots were of that variety, which was way up from 24.4 percent in 2013-14. He's at his best when he's off the ball, so expect Gentry to maximize that. If he's healthy, Gordon could be an nice sleeper and return some mid-round value, but we don't really trust him enough to take him there.
Aug 17 - 2:30 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Tyreke Evans
2Jrue Holiday
3Norris Cole
SG1Eric Gordon
2Sean Kilpatrick
3Bryce Dejean-Jones
4Corey Webster
SF1Dante Cunningham
2Quincy Pondexter
3Chris Douglas-Roberts
4Alonzo Gee
5Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins