Eric Gordon SG NO 1 month ago

Gordon said he's unsure if he'll opt out of the final year of his contract this summer, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. "There's no decision on that right now at all," Gordon said. "We're going to be good for a long time as long as we stick together. I will say that."

Gordon has an early termination option, but he does not have to make a decision until June 29. If he opts in, he'll make $15.5 million in 2015-16, a per-year number he's unlikely to command on the open market. Gordon played the second half of the season through a torn labrum but it did not appear to adversely affect his play, as he finished the year shooting a career-best 44.8 percent from three while attempting more than five per game. Coach Monty Williams praised Gordon's play this season, and right now it appears the two sides have mutual interest in reuniting next season. The question for Gordon will be whether he'd prefer to seek a longer-term deal, though with the cap set to expand next summer that wouldn't necessarily be in his best interest.

Eric Gordon SG NO 1 month ago

Gordon scored 29 points (12-21 FG 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with three rebounds and five assists in the series-ending loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

Gordon was the only other effective score on the court besides Anthony Davis for New Orleans, but it still wasn't enough. He finished the season playing some of his best basketball, averaging 18.5 points per game in the postseason. Gordon looks to be a sneaky shooting guard option next season for DFS and re-draft leagues.

Eric Gordon SG NO 1 month ago

Gordon managed just six points on 2-for-10 shooting Thursday night against the Warriors.

The two-guard had been scoring the basketball wellespecially from beyond the arcthis series before Thursday's dud. For the series, Gordon is now averaging 15.0 points with 43.5 percent shooting from 3-point range and 3.3 assists per game.

Eric Gordon SG NO 2 months ago

Gordon scored 23 points (7-13 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with five assists in 37 minutes off the Pelican bench in the loss to the Clippers on Sunday.

Gordon was punished for being late to a team meeting, but played his usual complement of minutes. Maybe his success off the bench against the Clippers will lead to a sixth-man role. As long as he is getting his minutes, fantasy owners won't mind the change in role.

Eric Gordon SG NO 2 months ago

Gordon started Sunday's game against the Clippers off the bench because he was late for a team meeting, the Times-Picayune reports.

This is actually comforting news for those that have a vested interest in Gordon since it means that he'll likely return to the starting lineup after Sunday's game. In the meantime, he still has a chance to see a normal compliment of minutes off the bench against the Clippers.

Eric Gordon SG NO 2 months ago

Gordon will head to the bench for Sunday's game against the Clippers, broadcaster Sean Kelley reports.

The Pelicans are dealing with multiple injuries and so they will switch up their lineup to have a scorer coming off the bench in Gordon. This dynamic is not expected to be implemented in the long-term and Gordon will likely see significant minutes off the bench regardless.

Eric Gordon SG NO 2 months ago

Gordon scored 14 points (6-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-2 FT) with five assists and two rebounds in 40 minutes during Thursday's loss to the Suns.

Gordon continues to provide value from beyond the arc, ringing up multiple three-pointers in seven straight games and averaging 15.3 points, 4.4 assists and 3.0 threes over that stretch.

Eric Gordon SG NO 3 months ago

Gordon put up 16 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt) and seven assists in Tuesday's win over the Nets.

The Pelicans spread the workload around Tuesday, with six players scoring in double-figures. Gordon has now scored 16 points in each of the last three games, and he could be asked to do slightly more offensively if Tyreke Evans (ankle) misses any additional time. Gordon has has also been one of the best sources for three-pointers of late, as he's made at least three in seven of his last eight contests.

Eric Gordon SG NO 3 months ago

Gordon scored 16 points (6-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes during Monday's win over the Bucks.

He's scored at least 16 points in six of his last seven games, but if the ankle injury Tyreke Evans suffered on Monday proves to be serious, look for Gordon's usage to increase while Evans is sidelined.

Eric Gordon SG NO 3 months ago

Gordon has averaged 16.2 points and 4.8 assists over the Pelicans' five-game win streak.

Gordon has had a turbulent career in New Orleans, but has been rising to the occasion with Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson sidelined by injuries. Gordon should continue to get all the run he can handle for the depleted Pelicans, which should lead to continued elevated scoring levels.