Yeah. It's on the player. Monty said he wish he would've listened to people when they told him to sit out because it probably cost him 4 or 5 years of his career. Torn ligaments in hands are bad, but I don't think they're as bad as knees and backs. It's easier to play with a torn ligament in a hand than it is in a knee. The foot, that depends on the injury and player too I guess.
I'm ready for the next game thread/game. Who's making it? CP3? j_bones?
I'm conflicted. I want to win and for that to happen, Eric Gordon needs to be on the floor. However, from everything that has been said, there are 3 potential situations going on right now
1. He doesn't want to play here.
2. His knee is legitimately injured.
3. His injury is in his head.
Not one of these situations is good for us. If I had to rank, I'd rather him just not want to be here. At least that way we get something in return.
However, for us to have any chance this year, he needs to be on the floor. Which brings me to the following fantasy proposition that will NEVER happen, but should.... give the Phoenix training staff 343 billion dollars to move to New Orleans.
On that note, did anyone actually SEE Gordon stand up and cheer at any stage?Originally Posted by Unknown Poster
He does not hate the team stop that! Maybe hes whining maybe hes not but he wants his team to win. Yall are acting as if we traded for Adolf.
Get well soon EJ! Can't wait to see you on the court! - said no one
I'm already tired of hearing about Eric Gordon. And his knee.
"Every fight is a food fight when you're a cannibal."- Demetri Martin
You also said Austin River would be ROY. Win some, lose some.
I know that we all are frustrated (as we should be) but what does he gain by sitting out and faking an injury? He gets paid regardless, I understand that but if he really wants to be traded, how does faking an injury make him a tradable commodity? Also, if this is an act, he's killing his marketability and a very unwise decision. If anything, he should BOOC (ball out of control) and then request a trade. It would make him easier to move. I don't buy into "he's faking because he doesn't want to be here" theory. It's just not smart. Lastly, if anyone here has played competitive sports, you know that the last thing that you want to do is watch someone else play. Sitting on the bench is like torture. Is the pain unbearable? I don't know and it's not my call but I do believe that something is fishy about his knee. Sidebar: think about how awkward and uncomfortable It must for EG in the locker room. No one would purposely welcome that. IMO
"we might make dollars, but we don't necessarily make sense"
"always be sincere....whether you mean it or not"
I'll go ahead and put myself firmly in the "not sure yet" column. It's hard for me to believe that Gordon wants out just because Snowlaw said it. Also, he can't be traded for a while and if you watch the interview.. He didn't say anything about wanting to be traded. And he certainly hasn't been shy about that in the past when he felt the need to leave. He's getting paid and it seemed like thats all he wanted.
So really open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur.
..Eric Gordon: I only played nine games last year and I haven't played a game this year. I haven't played any preseason games. So it's been very frustrating watching the guys play and me not being a part of it. I know from the fans perspective, it's frustrating for them. But for a player, it's most frustrating for me and this organization. I wanted to put it out there. I know it's tough. But it's almost all on me. This is an injury I'm battling with. It's just a tough time right now for me, and I'm just going through it. "This is a great city and a great organization and I definitely want to be a part of it. But being a part of it, for me, is about playing. What's (keeping) me from playing is having this injury. I'll just go on from there." New Orleans Times-Picayune
From what he said it looks like he thinks he has damage even though the Docs say otherwise. If he is hurting truly then it's a reason why he wanted to go to Phoenix other than just playing there. The thing about this though, it's hard for someone not to think this may not be power move or whatever.
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His attitude is irrelevant at this point. My question for the people still going with a wait and see approach is this: How much longer can this team afford to pay a guy who played eight games last year and might not play a game this year $15 million? Seriously, at what point do you conclude that taking up so much cap space on a guy who simply doesn't play a bad idea? And why on Earth does anyone think he's going to have some turnaround and start playing 70+ games on a consistent basis? I don't even care if they get nothing in exchange -- that money is better spent on players who, you know, actually contribute.
"Hornets means nothing." - Tom Benson
You can deal with players that aren't the nicest of people. If Gordon was a brash, prone to dumb spontaneous things kinda guy like Rasheed Wallace or JaVale McGee, he'd be easier to deal with. But this? It's like having a weed head as your best player.
*cough* Beasley *cough*
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The question is how long will the team go with the wait and see approach because we fans surely can't do anything about it. Of course we don't like it but what are we going to do about it?
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