Eric Gordon = Grant Hill in disguise?
Does it seem to you too that he is having a Grant Hill type of career, to where he gets injured just about every year and cannot stay healthy? The thing about it is Hill got to show more of how good he was before getting injured and going to Orlando.
Come mid season next year I think he instead of Rivers will be on the block if he is not injured by the deadline time.
grant hill? your not talking about style of play are you?
He said nothing about play style;
"Grant Hill type of career, to where he gets injured just about every year and cannot stay healthy?"
In reference to them being possibly breakout stars but being hampered by endless injuries.
I see what you're saying but Gordon is a very good player who is getting hurt by injuries, Hill is a surefire hall of famer without them and still may make it.
If you're in NOLA's front office do you put him on the block if he's healthy and plays well this season?
I'm getting bashed which is pretty funny because EG is arguably considered the next best SG when healthy by some, and Grant Hill was considered the next big thing at one point and time behind MJ.
Do any of you recall?
Grant Hill wasn't just a probable breakout star before his injuries. He WAS a star. While I'm a huge Eric Gordon supporter, he's not anywhere near as good as Hill was.
The main point of your thread though is that Gordon has been injury prone. His injuries with the Clippers were never anything serious, but he's had two different knee issues the last two seasons. One was a little cartilage damage which required a cleanup and the other was a patellar tendon issue and bone bruise combined with quad weakness.
The knee issues are behind him and he's now 100%. I think he'll have a great season. The Pelicans could just cut bait and trade him as soon as the market for him is right... That wouldn't surprise me. With all of the new moves, he's very happy though. I wouldn't be surprised if they kept him either.
Will agree with me but I'd like to see MKG traded for EG.
Even with EG j don't think the bobcats would be good and they will still be in the running for Wiggins/Parker/ Randle. But with Big Al/ EG and one of those guys next year, I think that makes em a really good squad.
And MKG is with his friend AD and is the defensive small foreword the pelicans need. I know people think they will need a shooter with Reke at the two but I think this team defensively would be seriously dangerous.
With the import of Evan's I think that makes Gordon a little expendable. Right now, the Pelicans have a nice young nucleus of Davis, Holliday, and Evans, and should look to create an identity around those three. Davis is going to get paid, and I don't see the Pelicans able to hold onto Eric Gordon anyway while supporting a playoff team, so why not just ship him out now? If they can get a decent return for him, then who knows how good this team could be. Gordon just can't stay healthy, and when he is I don't like his attitude; make him another teams problem.
I think the Pelicans are in a very good position, but some of their role's need to be a little more distinguished going forward. I think they need to figure out what to do with Ryan Anderson, who is getting paid a lot of money to come off the bench to shoot threes. While both are awesome players, Anderson and Gordon will be paid a combined total of about $23 million next year, and neither of those players are exactly part of the young core, and can be expendable.
The Pelicans will have $56 mil on the books in 2015 between all the aforementioned players, and for some reason I just don't see the Pelicans shelling out that kind of dough. We know Evans, Holliday, and Davis are staying, so I think that leaves Gordon and Anderson who will most likely be shopped. Even more so if Rivers comes into his own
EDIT: Here's a link showing the Pelicans cap situation, and showing how they already have $56 mil tied up between six players in 2015-16