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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 hopes to return from his torn labrum in 3-4 weeks.
He has resumed shooting mid-range jumpers, which is somewhat remarkable given the nature of his shoulder injury, and it sounds like he's confident he'll avoid surgery. New Orleans has been struggling to find a replacement starter in his absence, but they've recently settled on Luke Babbitt at SF with Tyreke Evans taking over the SG spot. Dec 9 - 7:51 PM

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Eric Gordon is hopeful that he won't have to undergo surgery to repair his torn labrum.

"We’ll see," Gordon said regarding a potential surgery. "It’s a full tear. I still have a labrum. But it’s tough for any athlete to deal with that. If I keep on playing, it’s going to be a lingering issue. This thing doesn’t heal all the way correctly, I’ve heard, unless surgery happens." An official decision on Gordon's recovery will be made in the next couple of weeks, and while he'd like to avoid it, it's looking like surgery is probable. Darius Miller has moved into the starting lineup with Gordon sidelined, but with career averages of just 3.2 points and not much else, owners can use a wait-and-see approach.
Nov 25 - 4:29 PM

Eric Gordon's labrum is completely torn and he'll now have to decide whether or not to have surgery.

More details will be coming on this story, but we're guessing he may not play again this season. And on a side note, Darius Miller is moving into the starting lineup, and not Austin Rivers, at least for now.
Nov 25 - 1:56 PM

Eric Gordon (shoulder) is out indefinitely with a torn labrum.

Gordon's left shoulder has a torn labrum as a result of a shoulder subluxation. He's out indefinitely, and that means Austin Rivers should take over as the team's starting shooting guard. New Orleans has very little depth at shooting guard, so Jimmer Fredette should also see some extended run for the Pelicans.
Source: NBA.com
Nov 24 - 12:04 PM

The Pelicans have confirmed that Eric Gordon separated his left shoulder during Saturday's game.

The type of separation will determine how long Gordon will miss, but his timetable will likely be measured in weeks or months, rather than days. Austin Rivers started the second half at SG and guys like Jimmer Fredette, Darius Miller and Russ Smith could be thrust into bigger roles for however long Gordon is sidelined. Coach Monty Williams could also shift Tyreke Evans to SG and move John Salmons or Luke Babbitt into the SF job, but the fallout is of much greater interest in deep leagues than standard 12-team formats. Stay tuned.

Eric Gordon exited Saturday's game with a left shoulder injury after getting caught up going around a screen.

We'll wait for an update before speculating on the severity, but Gordon's injury history speaks for itself. Check back soon for updates.
Nov 22 - 10:04 PM

Eric Gordon made 2-of-8 from the field for seven points with one rebound, five assists, one block and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

The dimes are nice, but Gordon has just been a disaster this season. Gordon was actually able to drop his season field goal shooting of 29.3 with this dud tonight and we don't blame you if you want to jump ship in even 14-team leagues.
Nov 13 - 12:19 AM

Eric Gordon scored 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, one assist and one steal over 31 minutes on Monday.

Gordon just isn't getting enough looks to justify his lack of versatility in standard fantasy leagues. If you haven't moved on yet, now is the time to do so.
Nov 10 - 9:24 PM

Eric Gordon finally had a decent game on Saturday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting while adding one board, three assists, two steals, and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

Finally. He has been terrible up to this point and most of his owners have probably gone their separate ways by now. However, the minutes are there for Gordon so if he gets hot he would definitely be worth a look in standard leagues again, though we would prefer to see another game like this first.
Nov 9 - 10:08 AM

Eric Gordon struggled again on Tuesday, shooting 0-of-6 from the field to finish with just four points, two assists, and one board and two steals in 28 minutes.

He has been shockingly bad on offense this season, to put it nicely, and we don't even want to remind you how much money the Pelicans are paying him. If you want to cut ties with Gordon at this point, it's hard to argue against the move. You can probably do better on the waiver wire.
Nov 4 - 11:20 PM

Eric Gordon hit just 4-of-14 shots (no threes) for 11 points, eight rebounds and two steals in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.

Gordon is guy that needs the ball in his hands a lot and that just doesn't fit with this squad, which appears to value Tyreke Evans' ballhandling so far. Gordon needs volume to keep from falling below the cut line in 12-team leagues, and without an injury in front of him his upside is capped. He's simply not a must-own player, but it wouldn't be surprising if he had some big games this season.
Nov 4 - 12:29 AM

Eric Gordon said on Sunday that he is struggling to adjust to his new role.

He had a terrible game on Saturday against the Mavericks, in which he failed to score in 34 minutes. He is not getting as many shot opportunities on an improved Pelican's team and he acknowledges that he must be better. "Yes, the only way you can score a lot of points is shoot the ball," Gordon said Sunday. "Like I said, it’s a different role and I’ve got to find a way to try and get shots." Gordon should improve if he stays healthy, but he is no longer a must-own player in 10-team leagues.
Nov 2 - 7:16 PM

Eric Gordon did not score in 34 minutes against the Mavericks on Saturday, adding just one assist and one rebound.

He had a brutal charge call to really hurt his team down the stretch, missed all six shots from the field, and turned the ball over four times. He's been awful so far this season and owners in 10-team leagues can probably do better.
Nov 1 - 9:42 PM

Eric Gordon was quiet in a start against the Magic on Tuesday with eight points on 3-of-8 shooting, while adding one three-pointer, two steals, and two blocks in 31 minutes.

The defensive stats were nice from Gordon tonight, as well as the fact that he played 31 minutes. Gordon has never been able to stay healthy for long, but if he manages to avoid injury he could be a good value compared to his ADP of 102.3 in Yahoo! leagues. Expect his scoring to go up as he works his way into shape.
Oct 28 - 10:39 PM

Eric Gordon played a preseason-high 28 minutes against the Mavericks on Thursday, scoring 12 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He's been over 20 minutes in each of his last five games, averaging 11.4 points, 2.8 boards, 2.6 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.4 triples on 34.6 percent from the field in that span. Gordon does have a chance to duplicate his 15.4 points per game and 1.6 triples from last year, but there is a lot of injury risk. We'd prefer other targets in the later rounds.
Oct 24 - 12:11 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Jimmer Fredette
3Russ Smith
SG1Eric Gordon
2Tyreke Evans
3Austin Rivers
SF1Luke Babbitt
2John Salmons
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey