Gordon made his first game appearance since having season-ending knee surgery last April. He was limited to 10 minutes of game action, scoring four points -- all on free throws -- while missing all four of his shot attempts, including two from downtown. He added two assists and one rebound.
Holliday, who had season-ending surgery to repair the stress fracture in his right tibia last January, also played 10 minutes but held scoreless on 0 of 2 shooting in his first game back. He chipped in with two rebounds in a 98-86 victory.
Gordon underwent season-ending knee surgery last April, but is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.
"Over the previous two to three years, I've been forced to mostly focus on rehabbing and my body recovering, instead of working out like I want to, as far as lifting and building muscle," Gordon said. "I'm going to change various things this year, so that I can make sure every time I get on the court, I'm the best athlete on the floor, like I was a few years ago, before I came to New Orleans."
From March 1 on, he averaged 20.0 points, 6.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game, while starting 21 of the team's final 22 games. His success could lead the team to consider a full-time switch next season, and coach Monty Williams told the team's official website that is something they will consider, especially with incumbent shooting guard
Evans ended up finishing fifth on the team in scoring at 14.5 points per game, while adding 4.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists, and appearing in the third-most games.
Gordon is expected to be fully recovered from the surgery by the start of next season, though at this point it may be a stretch to expect him to be fully healthy. He missed 18 games this season, which is actually his lowest total since he was a rookie in 2008-09.
Gordon finished the 2013-14 season averaging 15.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
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