Hornets fans may actually see the day of Eric Gordon actually playing in an NBA game. Here’s Jim Eichenhofer of Hornets.com.
“May return.” So there’s still a chance he may actually not return on Saturday. Nevertheless, it’s good news that there’s a chance he’s actually returning soon.
Gordon did vow last week that he was aiming to return before the calendar year is over. Saturday would be the 29th against the Charlotte Bobcats so that would hold true to his vow. For a while, there was no timetable on when he would return.
It has been quite a journey for Gordon ever since he became a member of the New Orleans Hornets organization. He was acquired by the Hornets as part of the Chris Paul megatrade right before the 2011-12 season (and right after David Stern nixed the trade between the Hornets and the Lakers). Gordon averaged 22.3 points per game (a career-best) in his last season as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers (2010-11).
Knee issues (the same ones he has now) limited Gordon to nine games last season. He averaged 20.6 points per game. Gordon then signed an offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns last summer that was worth $58 million over four years. He started some controversy saying that his “heart was in Phoenix.” When the Hornets matched, Gordon did not seem pleased and has tried to make amends since. As of now, he is a member of the New Orleans Hornets. The Hornets had envisioned a core of Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers, Ryan Anderson, and Gordon. With the Hornets being last in the Western Conference, they’re also on pace to get another high draft pick so they could very well have an even more talented team next season.
In the meantime, the Hornets play against the Toronto Raptors at home on Friday night.