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  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon, who has been out for two weeks after spraining his ankle in the Rockets’ final restart scrimmage, is expected to return on Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Assuming things go as expected, when Gordon returns on Wednesday the Rockets will be at full strength for the first time in the seeding games, less than a week before Monday’s start of the postseason schedule. The challenge will be getting their nine-man rotation in sync with one game, at most, at full strength. There will be weekend practices before playoff games begin, but there is uncertainty whether Gordon will have enough time to be sharp for the start of the postseason. Regardless, the veteran guard should provide more depth and scoring for a Rockets team that looks poised to advance deep into the playoffs.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House (left toe sprain) is questionable to face the Spurs on Tuesday.

    House popped up on the injury report after scoring just two points against the Kings on Sunday. Perhaps the toe was bothering him during the game and that might explain his poor shooting. James Harden (rest) and Eric Gordon (ankle) have both been ruled out and Russell Westbrook (quad) is questionable. If all are unavailable, Ben McLemore, Austin Rivers, Jeff Green and even Michael Frazier could be worth a look.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (rest) will not play in Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

    The Rockets are resting Gordon in the first half of a back-to-back but he'll return on Wednesday vs. the Pacers. They're just trying to keep him as fresh as possible with the playoffs approaching.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon is expected to miss approximately two weeks due to a left ankle sprain.

    Gordon sustained the injury during Tuesday's scrimmage against the Celtics. X-rays were negative, but Gordon needed help exiting the court. Ben McLemore will help to fill in while Gordon is sidelined.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    While Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters Eric Gordon (left ankle) would only be out 'a few days,' sources have told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that early estimates on Gordon's return are more likely around 1-2 weeks.

    D'Antoni's optimism is a good sign, but if Gordon is forced to miss a couple of weeks, it could mean he misses a good chunk of the Rockets' seeding games. The X-ray on Gordon's ankle reportedly came back negative, for what it's worth, but Gordon looked to be in a decent amount of pain when he sustained the injury.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Rockets guard Eric Gordon (left ankle) received an X-ray on his left ankle on Tuesday and the results came back negative.

    The Rockets don't want to lose anyone for any amount of time, so this is obviously a good sign. They plan on taking it slow with Gordon and will wait to see how his ankle responds in the coming days.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (left ankle) won't return to Tuesday's scrimmage against the Celtics after seemingly rolling his ankle.

    Gordon was in 'a good deal of pain' and had to be helped off the court. He was reportedly headed for X-rays immediately after sustaining the injury. The Rockets can ill afford to lose depth at any position and Gordon's ability to knock down the three-pointer with consistency helps space the floor for the Rockets. Earlier in the game, fellow guard Danuel House Jr. was shaken up in a collision but was able to continue. Gordon's status should be updated after the game or tomorrow when the results of the X-ray are revealed.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon started over Danuel House Jr. on Sunday and scored eight points on 4-of-13 shooting in a win over the Grizzlies.

    Gordon missed all six of his attempts from 3-point territory, but added two rebounds and three assists to the box score. He was named a starter for the seeding games, so he has more than enough time to shake the rust off. Look for Gordon to turn his shooting slump around prior to Houston's next game.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    According to coach Mike D'Antoni, he plans to start Eric Gordon for the seeding games when the NBA resumes, sending Danuel House to the bench.

    The Rockets are in need of potent scoring options to support James Harden, who obviously cannot win games by himself, which likely prompted D'Antoni to make this adjustment. In Friday's scrimmage, Gordon scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting (two 3s) in 25 minutes.

    Source: Tim McMahon on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon had a nightmare season in 2019-20, shooting poorly out of the gate and then missing almost two months due to knee surgery.

    When the fantasy season stopped Gordon was averaging 14.5 points and 2.7 threes (good) on .370 from the field and .319 from deep (horrid). While Houston's play style will always put Gordon on the map as a points and threes specialist, his stat set can't weather many setbacks. Gordon fell from 3.2 3-pointers per game in each of the previous two seasons, and he ended up as a top-235 fantasy option. When you only contribute in two fantasy categories, you're on thin ice from the start. Gordon figures to be a key player for the Rockets in Orlando, and hopefully the time off has helped him get back to full strength. Gordon will likely be a late-round selection in next season's fantasy drafts but this ugly output is a reminder of what can happen when a few things go wrong with such a thin fantasy profile.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (sore right knee) said that he is "back to full health."

    While it's good news that Gordon is feeling healthy, he is looking like a depth player for the Rockets as they hope to go deep in the playoffs. He shot just 31.9 percent from long range this season compared to a 37.0 percent career mark.

    Source: Kelly Iko on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Rockets guard Eric Gordon has improved his diet, focused on sprints, and has apparently shed 12 pounds in the process, according to Kelly Iko of The Athletic.

    Gordon has battled knee ailments for essentially his whole career and has dealt with his fair share of nagging injuries this season as well. Losing weight to create a lighter frame would seem sensible, especially with the knee issues. The Rockets, remember, fully adopted the "small ball" lineup and move fast so Gordon is smart to keep his endurance and fitness at high levels. He's going to have to play well and make shots for the Rockets when the NBA returns to action, otherwise coach Mike D'Antoni won't be able to justify giving Gordon minutes. We don't anticipate much fantasy value out of him if and when the league starts back up.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (sore right knee) logged 30 minutes off the bench in his return on Tuesday and managed to put up 16 points on 5-of-15 shooting with two 3s, two rebounds and one assist.

    Gordon's 30-minute workload is an encouraging sign that his knees are up to the challenge. At least for now. On that note, he's still just a 3-point streamer in standard leagues and a hold/pickup in 16-teamers or deeper.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (sore right knee) and Ben McLemore (gastroenteritis) are both available to play against the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Gordon and McLemore should return to their usual roles in what should be a high scoring affair of two teams that love to spread the floor and shoot triples. Get Gordon back in your lineup for this one, while McLemore is a deep-league streaming consideration for owners who want some extra triples.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (knee) and Ben McLemore (gastroenteritis) are both being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Wolves.

    Chris Clemons was assigned to the G League earlier on Tuesday, so it is very likely that one or both of these wings are available for this one. This looks to have shootout written all over it, so be sure to check back in before game time for an official call on their playing status.

    Source: NBA Injury Report