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Eric Gordon

28-Year-Old    SG    Houston Rockets

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

17.6

REB

2.7

AST

2.8

STL

0.6

BLK

0.5

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Gordon missed at least 18 games for the seventh consecutive season, furthering his reputation as one of the league’s most injury-prone players. This time around, it was a fractured ring finger that cost Gordon nearly 40 games over the final four months of the season. Prior t...

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 215 lbs   DOB: 12/25/1988  College: Indiana   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #7 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year, $53 million contract with the Rockets in July of 2016.

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Gordon was held to six points (2-14 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two steals across 33 minutes during a 125-108 loss to the Warriors on Friday.

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Eric Gordon NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 78 34.3 16.1 2.6 2.8 1.0 0.4 1.7 45.6 85.4 2.1 0.6 2.0 4.3 38.9 5.3 11.6 3.8 4.5
2009-10 20 62 36.0 16.9 2.6 3.0 1.1 0.2 1.9 44.9 74.2 2.3 0.4 2.2 5.2 37.1 5.7 12.6 3.6 4.8
2010-11 21 LAC 56 37.7 22.3 2.9 4.4 1.3 0.3 1.9 45.0 82.5 2.7 0.8 2.1 5.2 36.4 7.6 16.9 5.1 6.2
2011-12 22 NOP 9 34.4 20.6 2.8 3.4 1.4 0.4 1.1 45.0 75.4 2.7 0.2 2.6 4.4 25.0 7.0 15.6 5.4 7.2
2012-13 23 NOP 42 30.1 17.0 1.8 3.3 1.1 0.2 1.3 40.2 84.2 2.8 0.2 1.6 4.1 32.4 5.6 13.9 4.5 5.3
2013-14 24 NOP 64 32.1 15.4 2.6 3.3 1.2 0.2 1.6 43.6 78.5 2.1 0.5 2.1 4.0 39.1 5.6 12.8 2.7 3.5
2014-15 25 NOP 61 33.1 13.4 2.6 3.8 0.8 0.2 2.3 41.1 80.5 2.0 0.5 2.1 5.2 44.8 4.7 11.4 1.8 2.2
2015-16 26 NOP 45 32.9 15.2 2.2 2.7 1.0 0.3 2.5 41.8 88.8 1.6 0.2 2.0 6.5 38.4 5.1 12.3 2.5 2.8
2016-17 27 HOU 45 30.6 17.6 2.7 2.8 0.6 0.5 3.6 42.2 85.0 1.7 0.3 2.4 9.2 39.3 6.0 14.3 1.9 2.2
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Eric Gordon NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 4 31.3 14.8 3.0 2.0 0.8 0.5 2.8 31.3 100.0 1.5 0.5 2.5 11.3 24.4 5.3 16.8 1.5 1.5
Last 14 Days 6 30.7 16.0 2.7 2.0 0.5 0.3 3.0 37.0 90.9 1.5 0.5 2.2 10.3 29.0 5.7 15.3 1.7 1.8
Last 30 Days 14 30.4 17.6 3.1 2.7 0.4 0.4 3.4 40.2 93.3 1.5 0.3 2.9 10.1 33.1 6.1 15.3 2.0 2.1
Last 5 Games 5 30.6 16.6 3.0 2.2 0.6 0.4 3.0 37.0 88.9 1.4 0.6 2.4 10.6 28.3 6.0 16.2 1.6 1.8
Last 10 Games 10 31.4 18.5 3.0 2.5 0.4 0.4 3.3 40.4 90.0 1.3 0.3 2.7 10.9 30.3 6.7 16.6 1.8 2.0
Last 20 Games 20 30.4 18.0 2.9 3.1 0.6 0.6 3.7 40.1 92.7 1.4 0.3 2.7 10.5 34.8 6.2 15.5 1.9 2.1

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Eric Gordon
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Jan 21 @MEM 30 21 3 5 1 1 1 7 16 4 4 3 11 0 3 2
Jan 20 GSW 33 6 4 2 2 0 1 2 14 2 2 0 7 1 3 1
Jan 18 MIL 32 25 4 0 0 0 1 9 20 0 0 7 17 1 3 2
Jan 17 @MIA 30 7 1 1 0 1 3 3 17 0 0 1 10 0 1 0
Jan 15 @BKN 28 24 3 3 0 0 1 9 14 2 3 4 8 1 2 2
Jan 13 MEM 31 13 1 1 0 0 2 4 11 2 2 3 9 0 1 3
Jan 11 @MIN Did Not Play
Jan 10 CHA Did Not Play
Jan 8 @TOR 33 19 4 3 0 1 0 7 16 4 4 1 9 0 4 2
Jan 6 @ORL 32 17 3 4 1 0 0 7 20 0 0 3 16 0 3 3
Jan 5 OKC 29 22 5 3 0 0 1 8 20 1 1 5 10 0 5 2
Jan 2 WAS 36 31 2 3 0 1 3 11 18 3 4 6 12 0 2 4
Dec 31 NYK 32 15 2 2 1 0 2 5 19 0 0 5 15 0 2 2
Dec 30 LAC 24 19 4 3 0 1 2 5 7 5 5 4 5 0 4 1
Dec 27 @DAL 27 13 5 3 0 1 1 4 9 3 3 2 5 1 4 2
Dec 26 PHO 28 15 3 5 1 0 3 5 13 2 2 3 8 0 3 2
Dec 23 @MEM 32 17 2 4 1 1 1 6 19 1 1 4 16 0 2 1
Dec 21 @PHO 28 24 2 3 1 0 0 8 17 1 2 7 13 0 2 4
Dec 20 SAS 33 13 1 4 0 2 3 4 15 4 4 1 8 0 1 2
Dec 17 @MIN 36 20 6 4 2 0 1 7 15 2 2 4 10 1 5 3
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Dec 16 NOP 28 29 1 1 1 1 2 10 17 2 2 7 12 0 1 1
Dec 14 SAC 26 9 2 8 0 2 0 3 12 0 0 3 9 0 2 2
Dec 12 BKN 29 24 0 1 1 0 6 7 15 4 6 6 10 0 0 3
Dec 10 DAL 26 18 1 3 0 0 2 6 14 0 0 6 9 1 0 2
Dec 9 @OKC 33 17 1 3 1 0 1 5 10 4 4 3 6 1 0 1
Dec 7 LAL 24 26 4 2 0 0 2 9 13 0 0 8 12 0 4 1
Dec 5 BOS 31 19 1 3 0 2 1 6 11 3 4 4 9 0 1 1
Dec 2 @DEN 24 18 2 4 1 0 0 6 13 2 4 4 8 1 1 0
Dec 1 @GSW 39 23 1 5 1 0 3 9 19 1 1 4 9 0 1 3
Nov 29 @UTA 32 24 2 1 0 0 2 8 17 4 5 4 9 0 2 2
Nov 27 @POR 30 26 5 4 1 0 1 9 15 2 3 6 9 1 4 1
Nov 25 @SAC 29 14 2 1 1 0 1 5 13 0 0 4 12 0 2 2
Nov 23 TOR 28 9 1 2 1 1 4 4 13 0 0 1 8 0 1 2
Nov 21 @DET 29 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 1
Nov 19 UTA 37 20 7 6 2 0 1 7 16 2 2 4 8 2 5 3
Nov 17 POR 24 16 5 3 0 0 2 6 15 2 3 2 7 3 2 3
Nov 16 @OKC 39 13 5 4 0 1 2 5 20 0 0 3 12 1 4 2
Nov 14 PHI 27 16 1 1 0 0 1 6 12 0 0 4 7 0 1 3
Nov 12 SAS 32 27 5 2 1 1 2 10 16 0 0 7 12 0 5 2
Nov 9 @SAS 34 15 1 2 0 1 2 5 14 3 3 2 7 0 1 3
Nov 7 @WAS 32 11 1 2 1 1 2 4 10 0 0 3 6 0 1 1
Nov 5 @ATL 30 9 2 2 0 3 2 3 11 3 4 0 4 0 2 3
Nov 2 @NYK 29 21 3 1 1 0 2 6 11 5 6 4 7 0 3 3
Nov 1 @CLE 33 16 2 3 2 0 2 6 13 0 0 4 9 0 2 5
Oct 30 DAL 33 14 3 1 1 0 3 5 15 2 2 2 8 0 3 1
Oct 28 @DAL 33 18 4 6 0 0 2 4 9 7 8 3 6 0 4 2
Oct 26 @LAL 34 19 5 0 1 0 1 7 15 3 4 2 8 0 5 1
Eric Gordon Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Eric Gordon – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Shooting Guard

1.  James Harden

2.  Eric Gordon

3.  Corey Brewer

4.  K.J. McDaniels

5.  Sam Dekker

6.  Trevor Ariza

7.  Tyler Ennis

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True Shooting Percentage

57.6%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Eric Gordon has a true shooting percentage of 57.6%.

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Eric Gordon NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 78 36.0 16.8 2.7 2.9 1.0 0.5 1.8 45.6 85.4 2.2 0.6 2.1 4.5 38.9 5.5 12.1 4.0 4.7
2009-10 20 62 36.0 16.8 2.6 3.0 1.1 0.2 1.9 44.9 74.2 2.3 0.4 2.2 5.2 37.1 5.7 12.6 3.6 4.8
2010-11 21 LAC 56 36.0 21.3 2.8 4.2 1.2 0.3 1.8 45.0 82.5 2.6 0.8 2.0 5.0 36.4 7.3 16.2 4.9 5.9
2011-12 22 NOP 9 36.0 21.5 2.9 3.6 1.5 0.5 1.2 45.0 75.4 2.8 0.2 2.7 4.6 25.0 7.3 16.3 5.7 7.5
2012-13 23 NOP 42 36.0 20.3 2.2 3.9 1.3 0.2 1.6 40.2 84.2 3.3 0.3 1.9 4.9 32.4 6.7 16.6 5.3 6.3
2013-14 24 NOP 64 36.0 17.3 2.9 3.6 1.3 0.2 1.8 43.6 78.5 2.3 0.5 2.4 4.5 39.1 6.2 14.3 3.1 3.9
2014-15 25 NOP 61 36.0 14.6 2.8 4.1 0.9 0.2 2.5 41.1 80.5 2.2 0.5 2.3 5.6 44.8 5.1 12.4 1.9 2.4
2015-16 26 NOP 45 36.0 16.7 2.4 2.9 1.0 0.3 2.7 41.8 88.8 1.8 0.2 2.2 7.1 38.4 5.6 13.4 2.7 3.0
2016-17 27 HOU 45 36.0 20.7 3.2 3.3 0.7 0.6 4.3 42.2 85.0 2.0 0.4 2.8 10.8 39.3 7.1 16.8 2.2 2.6
Rest Of Season Projections 28 HOU 34 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Eric Gordon
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Eric Gordon NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 78 2677 1252 201 215 78 35 131 45.6 85.4 164 45 156 337 38.9 411 901 299 350
2009-10 20 62 2233 1045 160 186 69 14 119 44.9 74.2 144 25 135 321 37.1 352 784 222 299
2010-11 21 LAC 56 2112 1247 164 244 71 18 106 45.0 82.5 151 45 119 291 36.4 427 949 287 348
2011-12 22 NOP 9 310 185 25 31 13 4 10 45.0 75.4 24 2 23 40 25.0 63 140 49 65
2012-13 23 NOP 42 1264 713 77 137 45 8 56 40.2 84.2 117 10 67 173 32.4 235 584 187 222
2013-14 24 NOP 64 2057 988 165 208 74 12 101 43.6 78.5 134 30 135 258 39.1 356 817 175 223
2014-15 25 NOP 61 2018 818 159 229 50 14 141 41.1 80.5 122 28 131 315 44.8 285 694 107 133
2015-16 26 NOP 45 1481 686 99 121 43 14 113 41.8 88.8 73 10 89 294 38.4 231 552 111 125
2016-17 27 HOU 45 1378 792 123 126 28 23 163 42.2 85.0 77 15 108 415 39.3 272 644 85 100
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Eric Gordon NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 19 78 34.3 59.3 52.9 15.0 11.4 1.3 13.8
2009-10 20 62 36.0 57.1 52.5 14.9 11.6 1.3 13.2
2010-11 21 LAC 56 37.7 56.6 50.6 16.3 10.1 1.6 18.0
2011-12 22 NOP 9 34.4 54.9 48.6 13.9 10.7 1.3 15.7
2012-13 23 NOP 42 30.1 52.3 45.0 14.6 12.5 1.2 11.4
2013-14 24 NOP 64 32.1 54.0 49.8 16.5 10.7 1.6 12.6
2014-15 25 NOP 61 33.1 54.4 51.2 20.8 11.1 1.9 11.7
2015-16 26 NOP 45 32.9 56.5 52.1 15.1 9.1 1.7 12.3
2016-17 27 HOU 45 30.6 57.6 54.9 14.1 8.6 1.6 14.0
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Eric Gordon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gordon contributed 25 points (9-20 FG, 7-17 3Pt) and four rebounds across 32 minutes during a 111-92 victory over the Bucks on Wednesday.

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Gordon tweaked an ankle during Tuesday's 103-109 loss to the Heat, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports. However, after temporarily leaving the game, Gordon was able to return and posted seven points (3-17 FG, 1-10 3Pt), one rebound, one assist and one block across 30 minutes.

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Gordon registered 24 points (9-14 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds and three assists across 28 minutes during a 137-112 win over the Nets on Sunday.

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Gordon (toe) tallied 13 points (4-11 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound and one assist across 31 minutes during a 110-105 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday.

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Gordon (toe) will be available to play in Friday's game against the Grizzlies, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports.

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Gordon (toe) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

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Gordon (toe) won't travel with the team to Minnesota for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports.

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Gordon (toe) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Hornets, Mark Berman of FOX 26 Houston (KRIV) reports.

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Gordon (toe) sat out the Rockets' morning shootaround, but remains questionable for Tuesday's game against the Hornets, ESPN.com's Calvin Watkins reports.

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Gordon is listed as questionable to play Tuesday against the Hornets due to a sprained left big toe, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports.

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Gordon put up 22 points (8-20 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds and three assists across 28 minutes during Thursday's 118-116 win over the Thunder.

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Gordon put up 31 points (11-18 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three assists, two rebounds and one block across 36 minutes in a 101-91 win over the Wizards on Monday.

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2016-17

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2015-16

Gordon had another injury-filled season in 2014-15, missing 21 games in large part due to a labrum injury. The shooting guard played in 61 games and averaged 33 minutes per contest. The centerpiece of the deal that sent Chris Paul out of town, Gordon averaged a career-worst 13.4 points per game last season with 2.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals, and 141 three-pointers. Although the scoring output looks weak on the whole, Gordon actually faired almost two points per game better after the All-Star break, the further removed from his injury he got. A noted positive from the previous season is Gordon's marksmanship from beyond the arc, where he shot a career-best 45 percent from downtown despite mustering a meager 41 percent from the field overall. That figure placed Gordon third in the league in three-point percentage, slotted just ahead of new head coach Alvin Gentry's former sharpshooters Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Now with Gentry in tow, it can be expected that Gordon will continue to find good looks from beyond the arc this season. The downside to Gordon this year will, as always, be his health. The new regime in New Orleans figures to monitor Gordon's playing time very closely in an effort to keep the guard healthy for the duration of the season. Now entering his eighth season, Gordon hasn't played more than 64 games since his rookie season way back in 2008-09.

2014-15

Eric Gordon enters his seventh NBA season attempting to stay healthy after playing 64 games a year ago, the most he's played in a season since his rookie campaign. In 32 minutes of action, Gordon averaged 15.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.2 steals per game while draining 101 three-pointers for the season. For Gordon, the 15.4 points was the lowest scoring figure he's posted in his career, and it's unlikely that number will improve with Anthony Davis continuing to progress and Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson expected to return to action. Where Gordon excelled last season was from beyond the arc. The shooting guard connected on just 44 percent of his field goals, but 39 percent of his three-point attempts. Gordon's career hasn't exactly taken off since being the centerpiece of the controversial Chris Paul trade a few years back, but the potential is still there for the 25-year-old, and having a capable distributor like Holiday should only improve the looks he gets on the offensive end. Gordon may not be the focal point of the Pelicans' offense, but he can still score in bunches and provides a lift in the steals category, averaging more than a steal per game in every season of his career.

2013-14

Gordon enters 2013-14 coming off surgery on his ankle, but he is expected to be 100 percent by the start of the season. Despite playing in only 42 games and not playing in the second game of back-to-back sets last season, Gordon was the team's leading scorer with 17.0 points per game. Everyone knows Gordon is a talented player, but his issue has been staying healthy. He hasn't played in more than 62 games since his rookie season with the Clippers, when he played 78. He's played fewer than 60 games in each of his last three seasons. When healthy, Gordon will be the starting shooting guard and a threat to pour in 20-plus points on a given night.

2012-13

Gordon did little to shed his injury-prone label in 2011-12, missing all but nine of 66 games. Acquired by the Hornets in the Chris Paul trade last offseason, Gordon was able to provide only a glimpse of how he would fit in with his new team due to only playing in nine games. Gordon tried in vain to exit New Orleans this offseason, signing a max offer sheet with the Suns and essentially pleading with the Hornets not to match the offer. Alas, the Hornets matched the offer sheet, and he’ll return to a suddenly more exciting Hornets squad that includes No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis. Ryan Anderson, the league’s reigning Most Improved Player, also joined the team in a sign-and-trade deal. Even if not completely healthy last season, Gordon wasn’t far off his career per-game numbers, averaging 20.6 points, 3.4 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.4 steals. Like many of the shooting guards profiled, much of Gordon’s skill set revolves around scoring the basketball, but he could take on more of combo guard type of role if first-rounder Austin Rivers isn’t immediately up to the task at point guard. As a result, Gordon could see his assists climb, especially now that he’s playing alongside the athletic Davis. Gordon will likely come at a discount on draft day given his injury history, but if healthy, he should have ample opportunity to showcase his scoring ability given the dearth of established perimeter scorers on the roster.

2011-12

Gordon has quietly become one of the best shooting guards in fantasy, but he’s struggled to stay healthy the last two seasons, making his prospects for this season somewhat hard to gauge. Gordon’s efficiency as a jump shooter and talent for getting to the charity stripe have made him more consistent on a game-to-game basis, and his strong shooting percentages from the floor and the line are an unusually valuable combo. Now in New Orleans, Gordon should be the team's unquestioned first option on offense and could be among the league leaders in scoring and threes.

2010-11

It's hard to say that Gordon was a fantasy asset last year. In standard, 12x13 leagues, he was south of the league median in terms of overall value. And not only that, but he had almost exactly the same line as in 2008-09, his rookie season. Points (16.9 last year, 16.1 the year before), threes (1.9, 1.7), assist (3.0, 2.8): if the showed improvements, it was likely due to the commensurate increase in minutes (36:00, 34:17) as opposed to anything else. Anyone who took him 50th or so overall, thinking that a 20-year-old with legitimate scoring ability was sure to break out – well, that was a disappointed fantasy owner. Of course, the fact remains: Gordon is still only a 21-year-old, and he still has legitimate scoring ability. As for the likelihood of a serious breakout, that would require probably four or five more shots or a sudden capacity for shot-blocking.

2009-10

Like many other rookies in the NBA, Gordon spent his first few months in the league getting adjusted to the faster pace of the game as well as the increased physicality and talent of his competitors. He was used sparingly as a three-point specialist in November and averaged just 7.8 points in 19 minutes. A trade in late-November saw Cuttino Mobley jettisoned to New York, which vaulted Gordon into the starting lineup and called for him to play big minutes for the first time. Gordon embraced the added responsibility and flourished as the season progressed – he dazzled during the 51-game stretch from January on, averaging 19.8 points, 3.4 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 treys, 1.0 steal, 0.5 blocks and 2.5 turnovers on 46.1-percent shooting from the field and 86.8-percent from the line. Those numbers put him just outside the top-50 in per-game value. With the Clippers finally rid of Zach Randolph, things are looking up for the team and consequently for Gordon’s outlook this season. The biggest jump in a player’s value is traditionally between his rookie and sophomore seasons, so Gordon could be in store for a big year after finishing in the top-75 last season.

2008-09

The short-to-medium term plan for seventh-overall pick Gordon is to serve as an apprentice under Cuttino Mobley and Ricky Davis until he’s ready to step into the starting backcourt. A 6-4 guard with an outstanding outside shot and the strength to pinball his way through the lane, Gordon was the leading scorer in the Big Ten last season despite playing through a wrist injury and seemed very badly affected by the controversy surrounding coach Kelvin Sampson’s departure. Before the draft, several teams were reportedly considering Gordon as a potential point guard. No danger of that with the Clippers, who have Baron Davis and now Jason Williams to run the show. That will free Gordon to play his more natural off-guard position, which should speed his development.