5 years ago

Eric Gordon (knee) will not play on Monday as he has not yet been cleared for back-to-back games.

Austin Rivers will start at SG in his absence. Gordon's minute-limit and back-to-back restrictions will stay in place indefinitely and he's admitted that his knee isn't 100 percent and he's not in great condition. As we've noted, those warning flags combined with the Hornets' abysmal record makes him a leading shutdown candidate, and if that were to happen Rivers would get heavy minutes as the starting SG.