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vnzla81
02-14-2012, 01:21 AM
Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo
Hornets say guard Eric Gordon will have right knee surgery tomorrow that doctors say can keep him out six weeks.

vnzla81
02-14-2012, 01:26 AM
Mike Wells @MikeWellsNBA
Eric Gordon's injury problems (and that they shy away from restricted FA) could keep the Pacers from heavily pursuing him this summer.



Mike Wells @MikeWellsNBA
@mg_indy wonder if @JeffRabjohns will still be pushing his boy EG as hard after his latest setback. EG has played more than 62 gms only once

vnzla81
02-14-2012, 01:27 AM
Sean Deveney @SeanDeveney
Eric Gordon needs surgery and will miss 6 weeks, NOH announced. Anyone still think Stern was wrong to let him go to restricted free agency?

vnzla81
02-14-2012, 01:33 AM
http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2012/02/14/hornets-g-gordon-needs-knee-scope-out-6-more-weeks/


Eric Gordon’s nightmare season continues.

It began with the young shooting guard being shipped from the Los Angeles Clippers to the New Orleans Hornets as the key piece in return for Chris Paul.

After making the game-winning shot in a season-opening victory over Phoenix, Gordon sat out four games with a bruised knee. He played once more and has not seen any action since.

When the extension deadline rolled around, Gordon and agent Rob Pelinka could not get a deal from the Hornets, who are owned by the NBA. The league has made no secret about limiting the team’s expenses to make it more attractive to a potential buyer – none of whom have come forward.

On Monday night, the Hornets announced that Gordon will need arthroscopic surgery on his knee and will miss another six weeks, bringing his potential return to the cusp of April.

“After consulting with our medical staff, we concluded that surgery was the best route and in the best interest of Eric for the long term. We had hoped with rest and rehab, Eric’s knee would have healed,” Hornets GM Dell Demps said in a statement. “Eric is eager to return to the court and we are confident Hornet fans will get to see him soon.”

If by “soon” you mean before the first pitch of baseball season, well, yeah, sure.

The Hornets improved to 5-23 with Monday’s 86-80 win over Utah. They had lost 17 of their previous 18 games.

graphic-er
02-14-2012, 01:34 AM
Gosh this due just can't keep healthy. Terrible....such a talent.

CableKC
02-14-2012, 01:38 AM
http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2012/02/14/hornets-g-gordon-needs-knee-scope-out-6-more-weeks/
When the extension deadline rolled around, Gordon and agent Rob Pelinka could not get a deal from the Hornets, who are owned by the NBA. The league has made no secret about limiting the team’s expenses to make it more attractive to a potential buyer – none of whom have come forward.

Despite the injury...I can see Bird rolling the dice and making a run at EJ.

The question...obviously...is how much of an offer to make that will make Stern/Hornets blink given the apparent interest in limiting how much $$$ that they want to have on the books and taking into account his injury history.

As I said in the other thread...I want to at least know that the Pacers made a run at EJ.

odeez
02-14-2012, 01:39 AM
I think the Pacers should pass on him. He can't seem to stay healthy.

Hoop
02-14-2012, 01:43 AM
I'm guessing it was more than a bruise.

I wish they'd just say what is wrong with it, it'll come out sooner or later.

graphic-er
02-14-2012, 01:48 AM
I'd offer him a one year deal. That way he gets a year to prove his worthiness for FA. So he might be stuck in NO for another year.

Hypnotiq
02-14-2012, 02:26 AM
Next Brandon Roy right here.

LetsTalkPacers
02-14-2012, 02:32 AM
Next Brandon Roy right here.
exactly what i thought also

NapTonius Monk
02-14-2012, 02:43 AM
Tough blow. Definitely just flushed any hopes of a max contract away.

PGisthefuture
02-14-2012, 03:13 AM
I think part of him missing so many games this year could have to do with the fact that he just simply doesn't want to be a Hornet. It's happened with a lot of stars. The only way I want him on this team is signing him as a free agent.

PaceBalls
02-14-2012, 03:24 AM
Next Brandon Roy right here.

It kind of depends on what is wrong with his knee. Others have come back and played just fine after knee problems... like David West.

If they are willing to take a 20million $$ gamble with David West I don't see why they wouldn't with EJ if they like him.

imawhat
02-14-2012, 03:40 AM
Nobody has knee surgery because they don't want to be on a team.

That's too bad. It sounded like surgery was needed a few weeks ago, but I guess they tried to wait it out.

Heisenberg
02-14-2012, 03:48 AM
At this point, the whole "max or qualifying offer and UFA" seems like a pipe dream for his representation. I'm not saying I'm a doctor or something, but if the Hornets offer him something like even 5/$45 he HAS to take it with his history.

Far as us going for him, don't know yet, but not a fan at this point, have to see what this injury is. Sucks, he's the once in a generation perfect storm of young superstar-ish player that wants to play here and fans would adore. Until Ronnie Johnson puts up 18/10 as a frosh anyway.

CableKC
02-14-2012, 06:36 AM
At this point, the whole "max or qualifying offer and UFA" seems like a pipe dream for his representation. I'm not saying I'm a doctor or something, but if the Hornets offer him something like even 5/$45 he HAS to take it with his history.

Far as us going for him, don't know yet, but not a fan at this point, have to see what this injury is. Sucks, he's the once in a generation perfect storm of young superstar-ish player that wants to play here and fans would adore. Until Ronnie Johnson puts up 18/10 as a frosh anyway.
At a 5yr/$45 mil contract...I'd take him at that price despite his injury history.

Heisenberg
02-14-2012, 06:48 AM
At a 5yr/$45 mil contract...I'd take him at that price despite his injury history.
If I'm the Hornets with their situation, bet your *** I'd love that. If I'm us, and we offer the equivalent 4/36 or whatever, I'm pretty damn antsy about that. Could wind up being a pretty nice steal. could just as easily, probably more likely, end up being an albatross contract. EJ's injuries before seemed like a lot of fluke unlucky stuff, broken wrist, sprains, random stuff. Now...

BringJackBack
02-14-2012, 07:30 AM
This is a blessing and a curse at the same time for us....

sportfireman
02-14-2012, 08:07 AM
It kind of depends on what is wrong with his knee. Others have come back and played just fine after knee problems... like David West.

If they are willing to take a 20million $$ gamble with David West I don't see why they wouldn't with EJ if they like him.

They're different in my opinion, EJ is hurt quite a bit. West has been healthy most of his career.

Pacer Fan
02-14-2012, 08:38 AM
James Harden anyone?

Heisenberg
02-14-2012, 08:53 AM
James Harden anyone?
Good luck.

Aw Heck
02-14-2012, 09:11 AM
If Gordon comes to the Pacers, his leg will fall off.

BRushWithDeath
02-14-2012, 09:20 AM
James Harden anyone?

No. Nobody has a shred of interest in James Harden.

Mackey_Rose
02-14-2012, 09:23 AM
James Harden anyone?

I don't really like his game, but you might be able to convince me to trade Pendergraph and a 2nd for Durant. Although Durant's contract might make me reconsider that position.

Mackey_Rose
02-14-2012, 09:25 AM
It is in the best interest of the Hornets, for Gordon to sit out the entire year.

Trader Joe
02-14-2012, 11:05 AM
I, unfortunately, predicted this back when the Hornets traded for Xavier Henry.

Derek2k3
02-14-2012, 11:38 AM
Really unfortunate. It's tough to call it a fluke when he's only played 62+ games once in his career.

Honestly, this is why Bird/Morway et al make the big bucks. If they bring him in for 4/$40 and he's a star, they are genius'. If he only plays in 200 games over those 4 years, they completely ****** up. And I'm guessing he'll get more than $9/$10 per (Greg Oden, anybody?) but obviously it's just a guess.

What a bummer. I was thinking that, even though Simon is not ok with pursuing RFA, Bird would swing a trade or something with NO. Bummer.

clownskull
02-14-2012, 02:12 PM
i was curious for a while but, i can't say that i am interested in a guy who keeps getting hurt.
i know it is still early but, i am starting to see a bender-like trajectory. a respectable 78 games as a rook. then a significant drop off to 62 and another drop again to 56 last season. he is not only missing games, he seems to be missing more and more as time marches on.
not a good sign at all.

Eleazar
02-14-2012, 03:33 PM
This sucks for him, but hopefully it will help prevent any future knee injuries. I think any long term contract is out of the question for him. I would defiantly take a chance on him with a 1 or 2 year contract but that is all.

imbtyler
02-14-2012, 03:42 PM
This sucks for him, but hopefully it will help prevent any future knee injuries.

Eric Gordon, professional basketball player. A man who can barely walk.

Gentlemen, they can rebuild him. They have the technology. They can make him better than he was. Better... Faster... Stronger...


If they bring him in for 4/$40 and he's a star, they are genius'.

The 40-Million Dollar Man.

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad172/B5Erik/SixMillionDollarManGIF.gif
[insert running sound here]

Lance George
02-14-2012, 03:51 PM
Six weeks will keep him out until late March, which would give him about a month and 14-18 games to prove himself. Of course, this assumes what we're being told is legitimate, and he actually is expected to be ready to return in six weeks.

LetsTalkPacers
02-14-2012, 03:54 PM
sit him out the rest of the season.

Eddie Gill
02-14-2012, 04:03 PM
If he's having knee surgery, he might as well have the surgeons remove that extra "K" at the end of his first name ;)

pacers74
02-14-2012, 05:41 PM
Will this effect his contract this summer.

Hoop
02-14-2012, 05:50 PM
Next Brandon Roy right here.


It kind of depends on what is wrong with his knee. Others have come back and played just fine after knee problems... like David West.

If they are willing to take a 20million $$ gamble with David West I don't see why they wouldn't with EJ if they like him.
There is a HUGE difference in a knee injury to a guy that has historically been healthy his entire career (West), to a guy that has chronic knee problems (Roy).

We don't know the nature of Gordon's injury.

pacers74
02-14-2012, 05:53 PM
I hope he doesn't end up like Roy. He is a stud when healthy, but so was Roy.

Mackey_Rose
02-14-2012, 05:53 PM
Will this effect his contract this summer.

Not nearly to the extent that this thread would lead you to believe.

Haywoode Workman
02-14-2012, 06:22 PM
is it possible that this is a surgery he could probably go without if he happened to be playing on a decent team? maybe he had the choice to wait until the off-season but decided to go for it now to give himself more time to recover for next season.

cdash
02-14-2012, 06:33 PM
At this point, the whole "max or qualifying offer and UFA" seems like a pipe dream for his representation. I'm not saying I'm a doctor or something, but if the Hornets offer him something like even 5/$45 he HAS to take it with his history.

Far as us going for him, don't know yet, but not a fan at this point, have to see what this injury is. Sucks, he's the once in a generation perfect storm of young superstar-ish player that wants to play here and fans would adore. Until Yogi Ferrell puts up 18/10 as a frosh anyway.

Fixed.

ksuttonjr76
02-14-2012, 06:53 PM
Wow...some of you would still be willing to give him $9/$10MIL/YR? I would start at $5MIL/YR after some workouts have been completed.

peasouptexan7
02-14-2012, 08:05 PM
As a Purdue fan, I can't stand the idea of Gordon on the Pacers. If he was healthy, as much as I would hate it, he could help out. With all these injuries, I absolutely do not want this guy on the Pacers.

BlueNGold
02-14-2012, 09:01 PM
A smallish SG with a knee injury? He's done.

cdash
02-14-2012, 10:58 PM
This is not a structural issue with his knee, guys. It's not an ACL. It's not even an MCL. It's arthroscopic surgery. For what, exactly, I don't know, but it isn't nearly as serious as an ACL-type injury. That being said, he's injury prone, period. Handle with caution. An ingrown toenail could turn into scurvy with EJ.