Eric Gordon SG NO 2 weeks ago

Gordon exercised his $15.5 million player option for the 2015-16 season, Basketball Insiders reports.

Gordon was reportedly leaning towards opting in, so it's not much of a surprise he'll stay in New Orleans. He also likely wouldn't have seen anything close to that kind of money on the open market, so it's a smart move financially to stick it out for another season. Gordon will reclaim his starting shooting guard position for the Pelicans, but he'll need to stay healthy in order to be a more consistent and effective fantasy player.

Eric Gordon SG NO 3 weeks ago

Gordon is leaning toward opting into the final year of his contract with the Pelicans, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Gordon said earlier in the week that he's yet to make a decision, but he's expected to make up his mind by June 21. Should Gordon opt in, he'll make $15.5 million in the final year of the four-year, $58 million deal he signed with the Hornets in 2012. The oft-injured shooting guard missed 21 games last season due to a torn labrum in his left shoulder but he returned to play the team's final 41 games. While he averaged a career-low 13.4 points per game, Gordon shot a career-best 44.8 percent from three-point range.

Eric Gordon SG NO 3 weeks ago

Gordon missed 21 games in the 2014-15 season, including all of December, due to a torn labrum in his left shoulder, but he was able to make a successful return to the court and averaged 13.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals, and 2.3 three-pointers in 33 minutes per game through 61 games.

Gordon chose to rehab his labrum injury and return to action instead of undergoing surgery, and he had arguably his best year in New Orleans, providing defense and scoring (although inconsistent) as the Pelican's starting shooting guard. His most impressive statistic was his three-point percentage. He made 45 percent of his attempts, good enough for second in the league behind Kyle Korver. Gordon's fantasy value, especially in daily formats, was enhanced by his ability to make it rain from downtown throughout the second half of the season. He can opt out of the $15.5 million dollars he has left on his contract for next season, but Gordon has until June 29th to make a decision. With new head coach Alvin Gentry coming to town, it's unclear whether Gordon will be an everyday starter if he stays with the Pelicans. Regardless, his minutes should remain high enough to hold value in most standard fantasy leagues and daily contests as he looks to improve as a scorer and continue to be a three-point threat.

Eric Gordon SG NO 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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.