Houston came up short despite more brilliance from The Beard
October 18, 2019, 11:04 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House again started over Eric Gordon in Friday's win over Miami as he mustered 14 points on 4-for-6 shooting, three rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers and one block across 27 minutes.
Gordon outplayed House off the bench with 23 points (7-for-12 shooting), four 3-pointers, two assists, two steals and one rebound. Neither should contribute on a regular basis in fantasy, but can be useful streams with heavy game weeks or when injuries shorten the Rockets rotation.
October 16, 2019, 10:57 pmEric GordonSG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon moved to the bench in Houston's preseason loss to the Spurs, finishing with 14 points (5-of-11 shooting) and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes.
It seems that Gordon will go back to providing a scoring punch to the second unit as Houston continues to tinker their lineup in the wake of the Gerald Green (broken left foot) injury. He'll get you tons of 3-pointers not matter where he plays, but with a lack of supporting stats to go with it, you could do better towards the end of your draft.
October 16, 2019, 6:34 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House Jr. will start in place of Eric Gordon on Wednesday as the Rockets take on the Spurs.
The Rockets were hit with the injury bug as Gerald Green (broken left foot) was lost for the season. The team may be experimenting with the best rotations to maximize their ceiling. It is possible that House Jr. starts in place of Gordon this season so that Gordon gets easier matchups against second units. This is something to monitor once the regular season arrives but it is unlikely to change their projected minutes heading into the season.
Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter
October 13, 2019, 2:33 pmEric GordonSG, Houston Rockets
Mike D'Antoni said that the Rockets will keep two of James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Eric Gordon on the floor at all times.
D'Antoni also said that the team's rotation on Wednesday night would be similar to what they use in the regular season, so DFS players should keep an eye on that one. It simply makes sense for the Rockets, with a seemingly thin bench, to keep two of their top three wings on the floor at all times. Harden and Westbrook are what they are no matter what but this should good news for Gordon's playing time. How it affects his usage remains to be seen, and he might not budge off of late-round value anyway.
Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter
October 7, 2019, 7:58 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House (left leg laceration) will miss Tuesday's game against the Raptors.
House injured his leg last week in practice, but it wasn't considered serious. Look for his return shortly. Ben McLemore and Eric Gordon started on the wings last Thursday while House was out.
September 27, 2019, 12:42 pmEric GordonSG, Houston Rockets
Coach Mike D'Antoni declared that as of right now Eric Gordon will be starting.
"Right now Eric is the starter and he should be" is what D'Antoni said when asked about the situation. This supports a previous report that he was likely to start next to James Harden and Russell Westbrook. The addition of Westbrook will likely diminish Gordon's role but he's still worth a late round pick in fantasy due to the potency of Houston's offense.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
September 11, 2019, 1:08 pmEric GordonSG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon is "very likely to start this season alongside Harden and Westbrook" for the Rockets according to Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic.
The Rockets also have Danuel House and Gerald Green competing for minutes, but Gordon should be the incumbent. He averaged 16.2 points per game last season but his field goal percentage dipped to 41 percent. Still, holding down a starting role in such a talented lineup would be a good sign.
Source: Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic
August 31, 2019, 6:47 amEric GordonSG, Houston Rockets
The Rockets and Eric Gordon have agreed on a four-year, $75.6 million contract extension.
Gordon gets three years, $54.5 million guaranteed with the fourth year added if he makes the All-Star team or if the Rockets win a championship during the course of the contract. Gordon was on the last year of his old deal but is now locked up through his 34th birthday on the guaranteed portion. He has been top-5 in the league in triples per game in all three of his seasons with the Rockets and it should be more of the same this season. He doesn't provide much else from a fantasy standpoint and shot only 40.8 percent from the field last year which had his value down to around the top-150 range.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
July 20, 2019, 11:20 amEric GordonSG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon withdraws from Team USA training camp for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Gordon is the third player to withdraw this week after James Harden and Anthony Davis. The original training camp list of 20 is now down to 17 and the official 12-team roster will be announced on August 17.
Source: Shams Charanis on Twitter
June 27, 2019, 7:57 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Rockets are becoming more confident in their ability to land Jimmy Butler and that the team is lining up deals that would make a sign-and-trade possible.
Adding Butler would cost Houston Eric Gordon and Clint Capela, but Feigen notes that P.J. Tucker is not currently expected to be included in any Butler-related trades. This is all still quite early in the process, too, as while the Rockets have started increasing their prep work, they still don't know exactly how Butler feels about the prospect of joining Houston. Stay tuned.
Source: Houston Chronicle
June 26, 2019, 4:07 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Rockets have offered up Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker to teams with cap space in hopes of recouping draft picks that can be used in a sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler.
Butler has been adamant that he's a max player and seems likely to pursue the best financial offer available, which would put Philadelphia in the driver's seat. If the Rockets do make a compelling case, however, the Sixers might be willing to work on a sign-and-trade considering how Butler behaved last year when he wasn't in a situation that he liked. This way Butler would get his five-year deal and the Sixers would get plenty of assets in return. There are not many teams with tons of cap space available, which is why Capela, Gordon and Tucker are being offered up individually, but they all would be solid additions to most rosters around the league.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 5, 2019, 5:04 pmEric GordonG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon, James Harden and P.J. Tucker are the three Rockets that will participate in Team USA training camp.
James Harden will no doubt be invited to join the team as he has proven to be one of the best players in the NBA. It is more of an honor for Gordon and Tucker to be invited as neither are looked at as superstars. Gordon's opportunity to make the team will be as an experienced scoring guard off the bench. He will have plenty of competition in making the final 12 man roster. However, the invitation alone should be looked at as an honor for all three players.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
May 18, 2019, 12:36 pmEric GordonG, Houston Rockets
Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said that he would like to sign Eric Gordon to a contract extension.
Gordon said after Houston's elimination that he loves Houston and would want to finish his career there. This seems to be a happy marriage if both sides can just agree on the figures. Gordon is due to make $14 million next season and is eligible to receive a four-year, $75.6 million extension. The 31-year old guard put up 17.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.0 blocks and 3.5 triples over 11 postseason games and his 3.2 triples per game in the regular season was sixth in the league.
Source: Houston Chronicle
May 11, 2019, 12:09 amEric GordonG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon was shut down on Friday, managing just nine points on 4-of-10 shooting with one rebound, four assists and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.
Gordon's quiet night spelled the difference between elimination and a Game 7 in this series. His contributions on offense have been key for the Rockets in this series and it looks like that Houston will need to go back to the drawing board for 2019-20 and figure out how to emerge as the Western Conference champions.