quote:Really long article to tell us a bunch of stuff we already know, and no one was asking about.
First things first, New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon is happy because he's playing basketball again.
The right knee that turned him into a spectator for much of the past two seasons is finally holding up, and the 24-year-old who caused so much controversy in the Big Easy over the summer has had an unmistakable impact on this team that has been the worst in the Western Conference without him. Entering Friday's game at Atlanta, the Hornets are 8-26 without Gordon (.235 winning percentage) and 9-7 with him (.562). The recovery process is still ongoing, too, as Gordon – who is averaging 16.4 points per game but shooting a career-low 39.6% from the field since returning on Dec. 29 – continues to rest on the second night of back-to-backs while playing with a minutes limit (35 per).
But the larger question of whether Gordon is happy as a Hornet can't be answered quite so easily. LINK
"I think we're in a pretty good place as far as the future; definitely the future is bright," Gordon said. "It's all about having the right chemistry and core of guys that's going to be around and making sure (New Orleans) is the right place to be."