Eric Gordon is one of the most talented scorers in the NBA, but injuries have dogged him in recent years. A knee injury limited him to just nine games for the New Orleans Hornets last season, and he has yet to appear in a game this season despite signing a long-term extension over the summer.
Even if he does get healthy in the coming weeks, Gordon made it clear during the offseason that he wanted to continue his career elsewhere. Unfortunately for him, he was a restricted free agent, and the Gilbert Arenas Rule allowed the Hornets to match any offer he received and subsequently agreed to. Given his feelings on the matter, plus his injury, New Orleans GM Dell Demps should look to trade his star guard.
Gordon is bound to attract a good number of teams, even if he has not played this season. The former Hoosier holds a career mark of 18.2 points per game and has made 37 percent of his threes.
Those numbers are respectable for any scorer, let alone an undersized shooting guard, and a small handful of teams would be wise to contact Demps about Gordon's services.