IS Gordon gonna play or just sit on the bench?
You meant 28th.
Gordon might never play for the Hornets again. Just a terrible situation all the way around.
Fans aren't going to be happy but we need to get clear of his salary. It's going to suck to see him potentially excel for another team but it is what it is. You find a way to clear the contract, you draft another young prospect, you look for another Ryan Anderson in FA, and you continue the rebuild.
Crossing fingers that Eric comes down with a fire in his belly to prove to NOLA fans that he's worth it. A couple of games with big time performances and passion would make everyone forget really quickly. We've all already forgotten how good he actually is.
I think Dell Demps tried to play hardball with EG over the summer and got burnt. I understand EG's comment about his love fest for Phoenix. He was showing his hand in the negotiation process. Obviously he had the better hand because he used the Suns to trump the Hornets and they conceded. I truly believe the Hornets has the worst medical staff in the league because this dates back in history. From Peja's back injury (big contract), Gordon's knee (big contract), and Larry Johnson's back (big contract) and so on. These guys had some type of pre-condition injury before signing as free agents or given extensions.
Further, that's the type of core like a Parker/Ginobli/Duncan that you can build a generation of fans around. If we'd have had that Big 3 in place for 8-10 years (it was very possible) the Hornets would be nearly as solid and permanent a fixture on the New Orleans landscape as the Saints and LSU are. It literally almost cost us our NBA team - luckily Stern stepped in and bailed us out.
Not playing does not help EG leave NOLA. Why does everyone think that that's what he's doing? if he really wants to be traded, he should play as many games as possible to prove his durability to other teams that doubt that he can stay healthy. That would benefit both EG and the Hornets. EG gets traded, Hornets get fair market value. That's a win win. Why is it so far fetched that dude is really hurt? What in his past proves otherwise? I agree, he never says the right thing but he is killing his career if he's faking.
He actually has no power this season. I do not think our team is against a tank considering our record is **** poor atm. So if he doesnt play hes not leaving. If this was a season where we are fighting for a top spot maybe, but sadly unless gordon plays a considerable amounf of games we are top 5 lottery. It would only benefit eric to play and he knows that. Having said that hes not forcing his way outta here. Id stop whining about his contract for now bc you will drive yourself nuts.
Seems my buddy saw EG shopping for a house across the street from him today in Belle Chasse. Huge place 3500 sq feet. That's a good sign.
His contract and Peja's have nothing in common but the injuries, and even that remains a ?.
Eric "Pudding" Gordon :hihi:
Regardless of EG if that article on page 3 is to believed we have a reason to be concerned. Either our medical staff is wildly incompetent or EG doctor shopped till he found one that gave him the diagnosis he liked and the problem with his knee remains.
I'd go with bad medical staff personally because if Phx thought he was healthy enough to give the max then he prob is imo..
@Jim_Eichenhofer: Dell Demps said Eric Gordon, who is working out on the NOLA hardwood as we speak, has been cleared for full contact.
Saw this on twitter after seeing that he was cleared. From tonight apparently:https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A-wYLK1CUAA5_jI.jpg:large
Already cleared for full contact huh? He might just see action for the first time next Friday vs the Raptors.