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Gordon will get used more at the end of games.


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Trying to take it upon himself to lead his team, Hornets point guard Greivis Vasquez missed two 3-pointers and a layup in the final 23 seconds. But starting Wednesday night against the Lakers, Hornets Coach Monty Williams plans to put the ball more in Gordon hands down the stretch.

"I will run more (plays) for him,’’ Williams said. "At the end of the day, defenses are going to try and take him out. It's tough; I’m not going to make excuses for him. When you are not playing every day. You are on a minute restriction, it’s hard to keep a rhythm.

..."After missing the first almost three months of the season and coming back trying to do the things I'm capable of and trying to show fans of just having the rhythm being more of a 20-point scorer and big-time play maker towards the end of games, it just breaks my rhythm having so many setback standards,'' Gordon said.

Williams still thinks Gordon is his best closer on the team. He referred back to last season when Gordon made a game-clinching jumper with 4.2 seconds remaining to lift the Hornets’ 85-84 season-opening victory against the Phoenix Suns as proof. Gordon missed all but nine games last season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

"I firmly believe this is going to be a year that’s a bit spotty for him, then next year he’s going to have a breakout season,’’ Williams said. "That usually how it goes for those coming off surgery and rehab. The thing about him is that this is the most he’s played in about 2 1/2 years. I look for him to have one of those seasons where everybody says,`` Ok that’s what we’re talking about.’’

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I like how Monty says "I'm not going to make excuses" and then offers excuses







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WB504
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Good. Situations like last night, the ball should be primarily in Gordon's hands.





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Broski
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Good. Situations like last night, the ball should be primarily in Gordon's hands.


So he can limp around before turning it over?


The guy is still not healthy and I really think playing him is doing more harm than help.






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gatorhater211
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Thank god





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"I firmly believe this is going to be a year that’s a bit spotty for him, then next year he’s going to have a breakout season," Williams said. "That usually how it goes for those coming off surgery and rehab. The thing about him is that this is the most he’s played in about 2 1/2 years. I look for him to have one of those seasons where everybody says, "Ok that’s what we’re talking about."


This is probably going to get ugly.






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MrWiseGuy
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So he can limp around before turning it over?

The guy is still not healthy and I really think playing him is doing more harm than help.


He's looked better as of late






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THRILLHO
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I'm looking forward to EG having more 3 for 11 type second halves as opposed to his current 1 for 4 types.





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saintsfan22
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He's looked better as of late

In the 1st half of games






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Broski
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He's looked better as of late


A slightly healthier injury/pain/malady is still an injury/pain/malady.


He's hurting and shouldn't be playing.






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MrWiseGuy
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If by playing he can't injure his knees further, he should play.

You know the saying, there's a difference between playing hurt and playing injured.






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Gtothemoney
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This is probably going to get ugly.


You rang? (Wink wink).






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Hazelnut
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He's hurting and shouldn't be playing.


It'd probably be worse if he weren't playing. Considering how impatient (which is understandable) the fan base was with getting him back.






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eyeran
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Its a lose lose situation for Gordon.

Play hurt and look bad on the court or don't play at all.

Either way he gets destroyed.






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Broski
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If by playing he can't injure his knees further, he should play.


He is clearly still recovering, I don't think playing is speeding up that process.






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Gtothemoney
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Its a lose lose situation for Gordon. Play hurt and look bad on the court or don't play at all. Either way he gets destroyed.


What do you expect? That's what happens when you tell your fan base you'd rather play somewhere else.






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Hazelnut
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What do you expect? That's what happens when you tell your fan base you'd rather play somewhere else.


Let's be honest. Part of our fanbase were attacking him from the moment he he got here and showed that he was upset he was traded. Had that "my heart is in Phoenix" quote never came out, people would still be criticizing him. Especially if he sat out even longer this season than he did. That quote didn't help his case at all. But even if that never happened, there would still be pressure from the fanbase to play him.






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fightingtiger2335
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99% of people understood him being upset when he was traded. No one held that against himin fact people were hoping once he got here he would see we would embrace him.,I don't really think fam base was in attack mode from day 1.


Now I can't speak for others but I got over his crying from the summer. My prob with him is his lack of shooting ability and his crucial late game turnover that is higher than his ft %.






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tehchampion140
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"I firmly believe this is going to be a year that’s a bit spotty for him, then next year he’s going to have a breakout season,’’ Williams said. "That usually how it goes for those coming off surgery and rehab. The thing about him is that this is the most he’s played in about 2 1/2 years. I look for him to have one of those seasons where everybody says,`` Ok that’s what we’re talking about.’’

My man Monty.

Monty really does need to run the offense through Gordon to close out games. I like Greivis but he has shown that he is bad at getting good shots late. He forces things instead of finding openings like he does throughout most of the game.






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jptiger2009
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What's he supposed to say? Gordon is the team's scorer. He's getting paid to take those shots.





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danman6336
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Hornets Coach Monty Williams plans to put the ball more in Gordon hands down the stretch.
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