Eric Gordon has missed that in the last 4 hours.
Oh, but I wouldn't say he missed it . . .
Or was he forced to not play?
Blah, blah, blah. Lack of contribution is just that. An asset is just that, however valuable. Gordon is a playing asset . . . and asset that plays, sometimes. How can this team truly develop when they know for a fact that this guy won't be playing in one in four games (has played 19 and missed 7 starting with his return game, will miss 4 of the remaining 27 games if the restrictions remain, so 42 played, max, and 11 missed (and the records are 10-9 with vs 3-4 without, which is as close as you can get to 0.500 ball with an odd number of games in each set))?
If his knee isn't better A YEAR after his surgery (14th), then why is there an expectation these restrictions will ever be removed? It's one thing to believe or hope that something can be done, but what data suggests this should be the expectation?
He played in back-to-back last season. What's so special about playing in a back-to-back? Why not play limited minutes? Why no limit minutes in both games? Why can he play the second half of games? He practices on back-to-back days. It's not as intense, sure, but if he needs 48h between stretches of play, it sounds like he needs more rehab.
I don't get it.
No, I do.