I'd also add that I'm not surprised you see the Pelicans 'deflecting' offers for Gordon right now. Moving Gordon strikes me as something that wouldn't happen until after a few dominoes have fallen on the 10th and a few days after. Big name players will be off the market, teams will have a better idea of where their rivals stack up in terms of personnel and subsequently look to address their shortcomings. That, to me, is the opportune time to dangle Gordon out there to maximize value. That's why, right now, you turn down offers, leak to the media that Evans will be coming off of the bench, etc.
78, 62, 56, 9, and 42. Number of games Gordon has played per season during his career. I'll never understand why people think this guy will someday magically heal and put up at least 70+ games a season on a regular basis.
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