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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 scored 16 points against the Clippers on Friday with three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.
He looked spry out there and even threw down a jam tonight. Gordon has seen his efficiency take a nosedive and is now down to just 40.9 percent from the field on the season. Still, he has averages of 18.6 points, 2.6 boards, 3.1 dimes, 1.1 steals and 2.8 treys. He's still a top-50 player on the year. Nov 28 - 3:51 AM

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Eric Gordon dropped five 3-pointers to finish Sunday's game with 20 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

The perimeter shooting moved Gordon into third place for 3-pointers made this season, trailing only Damian Lillard and Stephen Curry. He's is playing a big role for New Orleans with Tyreke Evans (knee) unavailable, and his usage rate of 23.3 percent is his highest in three seasons. Just be aware that his mid-round value could flag with Evans due to return next week.
Nov 22 - 9:04 PM

Eric Gordon scored 19 points with one rebound, six assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

He saw a major chunk of playing time at small forward out of necessity. If Anthony Davis (shoulder) needs to miss time, Gordon would be in more of a play-making role. He's already putting up fourth-round value on the year and could even put up better numbers sans AD. Although, Gordon is a sell-high player to a degree because of his injury history.
Nov 18 - 1:07 AM

Eric Gordon didn't bring much to the stat sheet during Sunday's loss to the Knicks, compiling just 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with one 3-pointers, two boards and two assists over 39 minutes.

Gordon’s number expectedly took a of a hit with Anthony Davis back on the floor, and today’s line is a reminder that owners should be looking to sell-high as it’s unlikely he can sustain his current averages of 20.0 points, 3.3 three-pointers, 2.9 assists and 1.0 steal per game once Tyreke Evans (knee) returns to the floor.
Nov 15 - 4:04 PM

Eric Gordon scored 30 points during a 100-81 loss to the Raptors on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

Someone has to score for the Pelicans. Gordon has been one of the healthiest key players on the Pelicans in the past three seasons, which is saying something. He's putting up top-40 value on the season and we can probably drop the injury-prone tag from his name. That said, if you can sell high for top-50 value, do it.
Nov 14 - 12:53 AM

Eric Gordon played well vs. Atlanta on Wednesday, posting 26 points, four 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in a tough road loss.

Gordon shot 10-of-20 from the field and continues to be a featured weapon for the Pelicans, especially with Anthony Davis (hip) missing this game. "You can just move on and try to play and do the best you can," coach Alvin Gentry said, referring to injuries, "or you can sit around and mope and have a pity party." The Pelicans are doing their best to "move on," but thus far they've only managed one win and seven losses.
Nov 11 - 11:31 PM

Eric Gordon played 41 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday, scoring 21 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

Two years ago, it would have been crazy talk to see Gordon play 41 minutes, but he's managed to stay healthy these days. In his six games, EJ is sitting at averages of 17.8 points, 3.2 boards, 3.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.0 treys on 41.1 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the line -- he's also just 3-of-12 on mid-range, too. He's flirting with top 50 right now, but the injury risk still hovers over his value.
Nov 8 - 2:08 AM

Eric Gordon scored 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting (including three treys) with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in Friday's loss to the Hawks.

Gordon will need to pick up the scoring slack and in a contract year he's poised to beat expectations this season, presuming the added usage doesn't trigger any injuries. He's rolling at a top-80 rate with averages of 17.2 points with 2.6 threes and 40 percent shooting.
Nov 7 - 1:27 AM

Eric Gordon hit 8-of-19 shots and four 3-pointers for 21 points, two rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes on Tuesday.

His minutes have been through the roof this season and he came through again, despite getting off to a slow start. He hit just 3-of-11 shots for nine points in his previous game, but has played at least 33 minutes in his other three, scoring at least 20 points in two of those. But we'd be lying if we said we weren't worried about the wear and tear happening to his fragile body right now. Hopefully he continues to succeed and avoid breaking down.
Nov 3 - 10:34 PM

Eric Gordon bounced back on Wednesday night against the Blazers with 20 points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

He had a front-row seat of C.J. McCollum's career game, but credit to Gordon for turning it around on offense. He should have plenty of big lines with added responsibility on the ball while Tyreke Evans (knee) is out for the next 1.5 months.
Oct 29 - 1:56 AM

Eric Gordon played 33 minutes and hit 5-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal in a 111-95 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.

Gordon played well except for his shot not falling and he looks healthy. Forget about tonight's performance and keep rolling him out there as long as he's healthy.
Oct 28 - 1:40 AM

Eric Gordon is expected to get more catch-and-shoot chances under Alvin Gentry.

Gentry was the coach in Phoenix when the Suns offered Gordon a maximum contract, so that's certainly worth noting as the Pelicans prepare for their season to begin. With Tyreke Evans (knee surgery) sidelined and Jrue Holiday (leg) on a minutes limit, Gordon is going to have to play a larger than expected role to open the year. ''I think when you give him the freedom of having more possessions in the game, then I think he is more comfortable playing that way," Gentry said. As always, health is the biggest question mark with Gordon, but every report has been glowing throughout the offseason and preseason to date.
Oct 26 - 10:17 AM

Playing a preseason-high 39 minutes on Wednesday, Eric Gordon posted 14 points (2-of-7 FGs, 9-of-12 FTs), three rebounds, two assists and one steal vs. the Magic.

Gordon expects to play "a much bigger role" under coach Alvin Gentry this season, and that will be doubly true early in the season with Jrue Holiday (leg) on a strict minute-limit and Tyreke Evans (knee surgery) out approximately six weeks. Frequent injuries are an issue for Gordon, but if he stays healthy he should exceed his current late-round ADP.
Oct 21 - 10:36 PM

Eric Gordon expects to have a much bigger role with Alvin Gentry at the helm this season.

"I’ll play a much bigger role this year because Coach [Alvin Gentry] is letting me get the ball in so many different way and wants me to be a major playmaker for this team," Gordon said. "I’m going to have a chance to score in many ways whether it’s a mid-range shot, three-point shot or getting to the basket. I’ll be a more prolific scorer probably in this role now." Gordon is a sneaky pick in the later rounds because he should have a big year in Gentry's up-tempo system, and the latest injury to Tyreke Evans (knee) means Gordon will have to step up even more.
Source: USA Today
Oct 21 - 10:37 AM

Eric Gordon (back) will play on Monday.

He only has a minor back injury and should be fine. The Pelicans will let their backups get big minutes at the guard spots. Gordon is worth a look late in drafts.
Oct 19 - 8:08 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Ish Smith
3Toney Douglas
4Norris Cole
SG1Eric Gordon
SF1Dante Cunningham
2Quincy Pondexter
3Alonzo Gee
4Tyreke Evans
5Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins