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Gtothemoney
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man

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Trade him

They've tried. Probably tried for years. No one wants that contract.


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drake20
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
where are the Gordon apologists?


ShamelessPel
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
This dude is the worst. Make his arse play 6th man, so his illogical arse will decline his player option.


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danman6336
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
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where are the Gordon apologists?
You don't see tehchampion around much anymore, I'll just say that


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SouthMSReb
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
Was so disappointed when they wouldn't let him go to Phoenix.

This seemed like the most clear desicion to make as a GM. Maybe they didn't want to admit defeat on the CP3 trade?


suavecito80
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
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When asked if he would feel comfortable assuming the team's sixth man role he said in an email response Sunday,''I won't get into that because I thought they brought me here to lead and set the tone for the team.


:cornerstone:


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TigerinATL
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
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where are the Gordon apologists?


Extinct. We've gone from seriously debating EG vs. Harden to trading him for any contract that isn't worse.


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Fearthehat0307
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
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Was so disappointed when they wouldn't let him go to Phoenix.

This seemed like the most clear desicion to make as a GM
I hate Eric Gordon more than hitler but I disagree with this statement


TigerinATL
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
Yeah, if any hindsight decision was the most clear at the time, it's working a S&T for anything, just letting him walk to Phoenix was never the way to go.


Geauxgurt
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
Honestly, keeping him was clearly saving face over the trade results. In the end, they didn't want to lose every piece from that trade.

If we ignore the unintentional tank job landed the Pelicans AD, the results of that trade are:

1 year of Kaman.
Less than 1.5 years of a mediocre Gordon at a max contract rate.
AFA
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Rivers.

Literally, if not for the luck of getting AD, that may have been one of the worst trades in NBA history.


LosLobos111
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
AR has been pretty legit the past few months though.

Frick having a bunch of scolas/odoms that wouldve fricked us.


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SouthMSReb
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
For that amount of money, I thought it was the smart thing to do to let a player who is injury prone and who doesn't want to play for the team walk.


LosLobos111
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
I also don't think it was all demps call to keep EG either.

We have tyreke now so frick EG
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TigerinATL
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For that amount of money, I thought it was the smart thing to do to let a player who is injury prone and who doesn't want to play for the team walk.


Yeah, but if you were ok letting him go at the very least you could have gotten Dudley and a 1st from Phoenix or one of the many young PFs and a 1st from Houston. The people that didn't want to keep him at the time were right, there just was no reason to let him walk for nothing when you could have gotten something minimal for him.
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LosLobos111
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
Keeping him made sense at the time due to his talent/previous production/our situation post CP3

Looking at it 2 years later obviously makes you think differently in hindsight


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LosLobos111
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
Keeping him made sense at the time due to his talent/previous production/our situation post CP3

Looking at it 2 years later obviously makes you think differently in hindsight


NawlinsTiger9
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
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I thought they brought me here to lead and set the tone for the team.


This motherfricker, I'm so done with him


CQQ
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
I see this has gone like I hoped


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SouthMSReb
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re: Eric Gordon doesn't sound like he wants to be 6th man
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Keeping him made sense at the time due to his talent/previous production/our situation post CP3 Looking at it 2 years later obviously makes you think differently in hindsight


I'm not trying to toot my own horn here or anything.

I'm just saying, at the time the situation was happening, I saw an injury prone shooting guard who was acting like a diva that made it clear he didn't want to play for the Hornets. I didn't see any good out of keeping him.


CQQ
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I saw an injury prone shooting guard who was acting like a diva that made it clear he didn't want to play for the Hornets. I didn't see any good out of keeping him.


There is no way you could've known it would turn out this way. Demps had no choice but to match the offer from Phoenix. Just because someone signs an offer sheet and says they want to play somewhere else doesn't make them a diva. I mean, it's not hard to find people that would prefer to live in Phoenix over New Orleans.

One comment did the guy in. Nic Batum wanted to go to Minny this past off season. He made a copule of comments that rubbed Portland fans the wrong way but they matched and they had a great year.

Gordon hasn't had the luxury of playing on exciting, playoff bound teams (and contributing to that) to make fans change their minds about him. He certainly wasn't the reason we missed the playoffs this year and it's not his fault he's getting $16 million/year. He was a young, up and coming shooting guard.

He will never be a leader on any team. It's not really a knock on him as a player, he is just an extremely introverted guy. What I don't think he realizes is how easily he could revise his image. If he made a couple of comments about loving the city, being excited for the season, doing a bunch of work in the community, etc. people would start to look past one dumbass comment. I honestly think he's naive to the fact that he's disliked.

I go back and forth on this topic. I think the hate he gets is more about his personality, or lake of, than his play on the court.
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