By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Houston Rockets swingman Eric Gordon will have knee surgery in the near future. Once he has the operation, he is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks.
Head coach Mike D’Antoni confirmed the news on Tuesday. Gordon has struggled since the 2019-20 season has started.
There has been some belief that Gordon is not healthy. He has been shooting 30.9% from the field.
The 30-year-old Indianapolis, Indiana native is in his fourth season with the Rockets. He has made nine appearances, including two starts.
D’Antoni is using a lineup with Russell Westbrook as the PG, James Harden at SG, Danuel House as SF, P.J. Tucker at PF, and Clint Capela as the center.
One season before, Gordon was the team’s starting shooting guard. However, D’Antoni moved Harden to that position after the team acquired Westbrook in a blockbuster deal for Chris Paul.
He is averaging 10.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 29.4 minutes per game.
The 10.9 points per game would be a career-low for Gordon. His career low was 13.4 points per game during the 2014-15 season with the New Orleans Pelicans.
On Tuesday night, he scored a season-best 17 points against the Pelicans in 29 minutes. This was just one of six double-digit performances by Gordon on the season.
He missed the game against the Golden State Warriors on Nov. 6. Before the game against the Warriors, he had 16 points against the Memphis Grizzlies on Nov. 4. He also had 15 points against the Washington Wizards on Oct. 30.
Gordon also scored 10 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 28. He added 13 points against the Pelicans on Oct. 26 and had 11 points in the season-opener against the Milwaukee Bucks on Oct. 24.