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Eric Gordon: Pelicans to be 'one of the best' scoring teams under Gentry

The New Orleans Pelicans and new head coach Alvin Gentry might be a match made in heaven. Eric Gordon and Gentry, at the very least, are quite simpatico.When the Pelicans officially introduced Gentry as coach on Monday, he mentioned Gordon as one of the many reasons he was so eager to take the job: "I talked to him the other day, and I told him, 'I'm determined to coach you one way...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Gordon exercises final year option of contract

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon has exercised the final-year option in his contract, which will pay him about $15.5 million next season. The 26-year-old Gordon, whose decision was announced by the Pelicans on Thursday, could have become a free agent next month under the terms of a four-year, $58 million contract he signed in 2012. Gordon averaged a career...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon Exercises $15.5M Player Option With Pelicans

Eric Gordon has decided to opt in to the final season of his contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. RealGM's Shams Charania had reported that Gordon was scouring the potential free agent market while also leaning toward opting in. Gordon is set to make $15.5 million for the final year of his contract. Gordon was unlikely to match that annual amount on the open market. Despite missing...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon opts into deal with the New Orleans Pelicans

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsEric Gordon has been deciding whether or not to opt into his deal with the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2015-16 season over the past few weeks. It was a no-brainer that he would up opting into the deal, but the news has broke that he has officially decided to return to the Pelicans next season. Eric Gordon has opted in for the next season with the...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon Scours Market For Possible Deals Despite Expectation To Opt In

Despite leaning strongly toward exercising his player option for next season, Eric Gordon has scoured the NBA market for a potential long-term deal out of New Orleans, a league source told RealGM. Gordon has expressed excitement about the Pelicans’ future, which includes the hiring of Alvin Gentry and his own likely return. The head coach led in the Phoenix Suns’ recruitment...
Via RealGM
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eric Gordon leaning toward return to Pelicans next season

"Continuity" is one of the great buzz words around the NBA these days. The Miami Heat had it for a few seasons after losing their first NBA Finals of the LeBron James era, and they won two titles. The San Antonio Spurs had it after losing to the Heat in 2013, and they turned that familiarity with each other (and their opponent) into a title in 2014. It was the cited reason for the...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon Leaning Toward Opting In For $15.5M In 15-16

Eric Gordon is leaning toward opting-in to play the final season of his contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Gordon is looking to emerge in Alvin Gentry's up-tempo, high-scoring offense that involves ball movement and plenty of perimeter shots from both guard spots. If Gordon opts in, he is scheduled to make $15.5 million this upcoming season. When the Phoenix Suns extended...
Via RealGM
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Solving the Eric Gordon problem

The problem with the world having problems is that it leads to more people having problems. Problems with people, with organizations, all the way down the ladder to professional sports. One particular professional sport, one particular professional sports team and the name of that team is the New Orleans Pelicans. There are a few problems with the Pelicans, problems with the players...
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon may be headed to surgery…again

A couple of months ago, I may have spoken too soon when I said Eric Gordon has been the healthiest person on the entire Pelicans team this season. Cue in Gordon missing the last nine games for New Orleans as well as news being broken that he’s done for the season. The culprit this time is knee tendonitis. Now, I honestly thought it was “tendonitis,” i.e., there’s no point...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans looking to trade Gordon?

The New Orleans Pelicans are actively searching for a trade of Eric Gordon. The Pelicans have made contact with several teams on Gordon and have devised three-team trade scenarios. The Pelicans began seeking a trade of Gordon in the offseason following the acquisitions of Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans. Gordon has been healthy this season, but his production hasn't matched the $30...
Via RealGM
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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