Dallas - New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon said Monday night he has been running at full speed for the last week and suffered no setbacks with the sore right knee that has kept him out of action the entire preseason.
Gordon is eyeing contact work for the first time, perhaps as early as the end of this week
"At this point, it's about me trying to get ready as fast as I can, but not rush into a game where I might get hurt. I haven't done any contact stuff with the team yet," Gordon said. "I really don't want to rush it. There's a good chance toward the end of the week, maybe I'll start doing some contact stuff. But it's all about what's comfortable between me and the organization. But I think there's a really good chance I will."
Williams said he envisions limiting Gordon's minutes once Gordon does return to the floor.
"Every day we're getting closer," Williams said. "How close, I'm not quite sure yet. He's doing more in practices. If I had to guess, we'd probably wait until next week to give him a good three practices in a row. And I'm sure we'll have a minute restriction on him just to make sure he's ready."
Gordon, on the other hand, said when he returns he'll be full go.