It seemed like another disappointing season was in the works for Eric Gordon, who stumbled out of the block and found himself missing a month and a half starting in late-November due to a shoulder injury. When he came back in early January, however, Gordon was a new man. He played each of the final 49 games of the season, averaging 14.4 points 4.2 assists and nearly led the league in 3-point percentage. The days of potential stardom are well behind him, but Gordon showed that he can still be useful when the right opportunity presents itself. The guard position is deep enough that you can't reach for him, but Gordon is a useful option as a low-end starter in the second half of your draft.
Gordon underwent successful surgery on his fractured right ring finger. Despite the successful surgery, Gordon will still miss the remainder of the season as his injury-riddled career takes another hit. Despite playing 78 games in his rookie year back in the 2008-09 season, the 27-year-old has been unable to last more than 64 games in each of his following seven seasons in the NBA. Nevertheless, his current recovery timeline should allow him to be ready at the onset of the 2016-17 campaign.
Gordon (finger) was scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss the rest of the season, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. The Pelicans have yet to formally confirm that Gordon indeed underwent the procedure, but that information figures to surface within the next few days. Barring an unexpected swift recovery from a procedure that normally requires at least a month-long rehab, Gordon will close the book on another injury-plagued campaign in which he averaged 15.2 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.2 rebounds over 45 appearances. Gordon will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but it's unclear if the Pelicans are interested in retaining him.
Coach Alvin Gentry suggested that Gordon, who fractured his right ring finger in Saturday's loss to the Jazz, could be at risk of missing the remainder of the season. "If it's gonna be six-to-eight weeks -- and I'm just speculating right now, I don't know that for sure -- but if that's gonna be the case, it pretty much takes him until the end of the season," Gentry said. Gordon previously fractured the same finger in late January and required surgery, which forced him out of 16 games. The Pelicans initially ruled Gordon out for four-to-six weeks the first time around, so it's possible that the team could exercise even more caution this time around. With just over a month left in the season and the Pelicans facing long odds to make the playoffs, it seems quite plausible that the team will shut Gordon down, but official word on that front should come in the next few days. Jrue Holiday started at shooting guard in the second half of Saturday's game in Gordon's place, and could take over the starting role for the duration of Gordon's absence.
Gordon fractured his right ring finger in Saturday's game against the Jazz and will not return This is tough news for Gordon as he broke his right ring finger for the second time this season Saturday. His first broken ring finger required surgery and sidelined him for 16 games, so he'll likely be sidelined for the foreseeable future after re-injuring it Saturday. Jrue Holiday could slide over to shooting guard in Gordon's absence and Alonzo Gee is a candidate to take Gordon's spot as well. The team figures to provide a timetable for Gordon by the end of the weekend.
Gordon is questionable to return to Saturday's game against Utah due to a finger injury. This is potentially concerning news for Gordon as he appears to have injured the same finger he broke in January after he collided with Jazz center Rudy Gobert. The team lists his return as questionable, but if he's ultimately unable to return, Alonzo Gee figures to pick up most of the available minutes at shooting guard.
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