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Eric Gordon | Guard | #10

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (7) / LAC
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Eric Gordon (illness) will not play on Friday vs. the Wolves.
He had a knee contusion before the All-Star break and it's not clear if that is also bothering him. The Rockets are getting Trevor Ariza (hamstring) back tonight, but Gerald Green could keep some of his minutes with Gordon out. Feb 23 - 7:49 PM

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Eric Gordon (illness) is not at the arena yet and could miss Friday's game against the Wolves.

It sounds like he's not going to play, but of course that could change shortly. If he's out, Gerald Green, P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute could help out with Trevor Ariza also back in the lineup.
Feb 23 - 6:24 PM

Eric Gordon (knee contusion) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

This is a newer injury for Gordon after he battled some back problems earlier this month. Gordon has a few knee injuries on his medical chart, so sitting him out before the break makes sense. Joe Johnson will fill in right away while P.J. Tucker and Gerald Green could take more shots.
Feb 14 - 7:09 PM

Eric Gordon (right knee contusion) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Sacramento.

Gordon had been dealing with back stiffness earlier this month, but it appears he banged his right knee in the Rockets victory over the Wolves on Wednesday. If Gordon is unable to play Wednesday, Gerald Green, Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker will likely see an uptick in playing time.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 14 - 12:15 PM

Eric Gordon scored 13 points vs. the Wolves on Tuesday, hitting 3-of-10 shots and 4-of-4 free throws.

Nine of his 10 shot attempts were triples and he connected on three of them, adding one assist in 30 minutes. Outside of his 3-point shooting, we've seen a lot of empty stat lines from him lately with a total of zero steals, two assists and three rebounds in his last three outings. He still has the green light from deep in one of the best offenses in the NBA, so his owners should stick with him. Maybe some fresh legs after the All-Star break will get him going.
Feb 13 - 10:36 PM

Eric Gordon (back) scored 12 points with one rebound, one assist and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

He was back after missing Wednesday's game. Considering how he's had a back injury in almost every season this decade, it's nice to see he's not going to miss extended time. The Rockets do have a back-to-back set coming up on Tuesday, so it's possible the Rockets will hold him out -- Wednesday against the Kings makes sense. He's more of a low-end hold as a specialist.
Feb 9 - 10:44 PM

Eric Gordon (back) and Ryan Anderson (ankle) are cleared to play against the Nuggets on Friday.

Gordon's back injury was never really considered serious, but he does have quite a history of back problems. The Rockets may want to ease him back into action for this game, but Gerald Green, Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker will be losing minutes. Gordon is only a lukewarm hold as a specialist in shallower leagues.
Feb 9 - 6:22 PM

Eric Gordon (back) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Dallas.

Gordon returned from a back injury to log 28 minutes on Tuesday, but then sat out Wednesday's win over the Heat. Ryan Anderson (ankle) is also questionable. We should have an update on their status after Friday morning's shootaround. If they are both unable to suit up, Luc Mbah a Moute, Gerald Green, Markel Brown and P.J. Tucker will divvy up plenty of additional minutes.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 9 - 9:46 AM

Eric Gordon (back) and Ryan Anderson (ankle) are both out for Wednesday against the Heat.

The Rockets will hold Gordon out until at least Friday after he returned on Tuesday. It doesn't sound like it's serious for Gordon, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see them manage him until the All-Star break. With him out, Gerald Green should take double-digit treys while Markel Brown could be playing more. Expect to see more Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker, too.
Feb 7 - 6:57 PM

Eric Gordon (back) is now doubtful to play against the Heat on Wednesday.

It's on a back-to-back set and his back has tightened up on him. Gordon has numerous back issues over his NBA career, so expect him to be managed until the All-Star break. With him likely out, it should be Gerald Green, Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker stepping up. Dropping Gordon in a shallow league isn't a bad idea.
Feb 7 - 6:04 PM

Eric Gordon returned from a back injury and hit 5-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, two rebounds, one assist and a steal in 28 minutes of Tuesday's win.

He missed two games with the injury and was right back to form tonight, so get him back in your lineup.
Feb 7 - 12:08 AM

Eric Gordon (back) will play Tuesday against the Nets, as expected.

Gordon will be back out there without any restrictions, so owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active for a favorable matchup against Brooklyn. With Gordon back in the rotation, Gerald Green's minutes could take a hit and Markel Brown will likely drop from the rotation entirely.
Feb 6 - 6:14 PM

Eric Gordon (back) was a full participant at shootaround and he's expected to play Tuesday vs. Brooklyn.

Gordon is on track to return from a two-game absence tonight, which could result in fewer minutes for Gerald Green and Markel Brown will likely fall out of the rotation entirely. We'll get official confirmation closer to tip-off, but owners can feel confident deploying Gordon on their active roster.
Feb 6 - 3:29 PM

Eric Gordon (back) is probable to play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

Gordon spent the past two games on the sidelines with the back issue, but he should be back out there on Tuesday, which will cut into Gerald Green's minutes. Check back for official confirmation on Gordon's status following Tuesday morning's shootaround.
Feb 5 - 6:27 PM

Eric Gordon (back) will not play Saturday vs. the Cavs, but the Rockets are reportedly confident he will return for Tuesday's game vs. Brooklyn.

Gordon exited Tuesday's contest after just 10 minutes was unable to play Thursday vs. the Spurs. While he will miss another game on Saturday, it is encouraging that Houston expects Gordon to suit up early next week. Gerald Green and Luc Mbah a Moute will see an uptick in playing time Saturday night. Green scored 15 points across 30 minutes on Thursday.
Feb 3 - 11:24 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
3Gerald Green
4R.J. Hunter
5Markel Brown
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Joe Johnson
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Brandan Wright
5Chinanu Onuaku