Eric Gordon SG NO 1 Day
Gordon scored 20 points (8-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), the second time he's broken that mark in three games. He finished the game with two rebounds, five assists and a steal in 35 minutes.
Since returning to the starting lineup, Gordon has been fairly productive. In his nine games previously in January, he averaged 14.8 points, 4.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 0.8 steals. Owners should feel comfortable using him now, as he's able to fill the box score in multiple spots.
Eric Gordon SG NO 12 Days
Gordon scored 21 points (7-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes Monday against the Celtics.
After scoring only six points in his first game back from injury, Gordon is now averaging 16.0 points and 3.0 three-pointers over his last three games. He's always an injury concern, but he can provide solid scoring numbers when healthy.
Eric Gordon SG NO 17 Days
Gordon scored 14 points (5-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with four assists, two rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 39 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Hornets.
It was a much better effort than Gordon managed in his return to the court on Monday. If he got cut loose while he was out with his shoulder injury and you need some help in threes, Gordon should be a priority target on your waiver wire.
Eric Gordon SG NO 19 Days
Gordon got the start Monday but only mustered six points (2-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) in 33 minutes on the floor. He did add five assists and four rebounds, however.
Gordon had been out for well over a month with a shoulder injury, but got a considerable amount of playing time Monday. His offensive efficiency should improve as he works off the rust from being sidelined for such a long time. Keep an eye on his production over the next few games as he gets back into the swing of things.
Eric Gordon SG NO 20 Days
Gordon (shoulder) will start Monday's game and said he does not expect to be on a minutes restriction, the Times-Picayune's Nakia Hogan reports.
While coach Monty Williams has not echoed Gordon's sentiments of being ready to play his normal amount of minutes, it is fair to expect him to see 25-30 minutes Monday, especially if Tyreke Evans (illness) does not play.
Eric Gordon SG NO 20 Days
Gordon (shoulder) is likely to play Monday, the Times-Picayune's John Reid reports.
It sounds like morning shootaround was a success for Gordon, and he is on track to play, and probably start in Monday's game. Tyreke Evans (illness) is questionable, so Gordon't return could be helpful for New Orleans on that front. He has not played since Nov. 22, so it is likely Gordon would still share time with Austin Rivers and Jimmer Fredette at the two, and owners should not be expecting 30-plus minutes right out of the gate with Gordon. He is someone to watch in shallower leagues, as he was pretty awful before suffering the injury, but in deeper leagues, the playing time alone makes him someone to take a flier on.
Eric Gordon SG NO 21 Days
Gordon (shoulder) will be evaluated after Monday's morning shootaround to determine whether or not he'll be available later in the day against the Wizards, The Times-Picayune reports.
Gordon has been sidelined since Nov. 22 with a torn labrum. The oft-injured guard will likely be eased back into action when he eventually returns to the court, although coach Monty Williams hinted that he might start Gordon if the morning shootaround goes well. If he does ultimately play and start Monday it would be somewhat surprising if he plays the 31 minutes that he's averaged over 12 games this season, considering he just started fully practicing Sunday.
Eric Gordon SG NO 22 Days
Gordon (shoulder) is expected to participate in Sunday's practice and his return to game action is imminent, the Times-Picayune's Nakia Hogan reports.
Coach Monty Williams is still unsure if he will start Gordon or bring him off the bench when he returns (possibly Monday), but it is worth noting that Gordon was one of the worst players in the league statistically prior to his injury. Gordon's ability to recover from Sunday's practice will be critical in his ability to play in Monday's game. Due to his ineffectiveness in recent years, Gordon is not a must-add in standard leagues.
Eric Gordon SG NO 26 Days
Gordon (shoulder) is aiming to return to full team practice Sunday, Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Gordon has been ramping up his activity of late, but he's still limited to 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 work with limited contact. Barring a setback, that will change this weekend, as Gordon will test out his balky shoulder in a full-speed environment for the first time in more than a month. While some rust is expected, Gordon told reporters he's had no issues dribbling or shooting, though he's still dealing with discomfort in the shoulder. Even so, Gordon said he doesn't expect to need much practice time before returning to game action, so it's conceivable he could be back on the floor by the middle/end of next week.
Eric Gordon SG NO 27 Days
Gordon (shoulder) is increasing his workload while rehabbing a torn labrum in his left shoulder, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Gordon, who has missed more than five weeks, is attempting to avoid surgery and return to action in the near future. He took part in portions of Monday's practice, and his shooting motion did not appear to be affected. Still, coach Monty Williams is not ready to establish a potential return date. "How close? We are not sure," Williams said. "We are just going to as we say ramp him up to see where his conditioning is and to see how his shoulder responds to (doing) more and more each day." Back on Dec. 9, Gordon gave himself a "three-to-four week" timetable, which would place him back in early-January. However, it remains to be seen whether that will hold up, as Gordon will essentially be evaluated on a day-to-day basis going forward.