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Eric Gordon to have knee scoped, out another six weeks


When Chris Paul was traded to the Clippers, the general consensus was it was a great move for Los Angeles so long as CP3’s knees held up.

Turns out, it was the Hornets who should have been warned about Eric Gordon.

He has played only two games for the Hornets this season due to a right knee injury and now he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on it, the team announced late Monday. That means he will be out about another six weeks.

“After consulting with our medical staff, we concluded that surgery was the best route and in the best interest of Eric for the long term. We had hoped with rest and rehab, Eric’s knee would have healed.” General Manager Dell Demps said in a released statement. “Eric is eager to return to the court and we are confident Hornet Fans will get to see him soon.”

It’s been a rough season for New Orleans, who with a win Monday night now have five on the season. Gordon was the star coming back for Chris Paul, the future All-Star two guard who the Hornets could use as a building block. Still can. Just not much this year.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.

Sixers’ Wilbekin hits game-winning three vs. Cavs (VIDEO)

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LeBron James sat out the Cavs’ preseason game against the Sixers on Thursday night, but Cleveland still held the lead for all but the final 5.4 seconds. Then, Sixers rookie Scottie Wilbekin did this:

Wilbekin, who played college ball at Florida, has a chance to earn legitimate minutes for the Sixers this season as they try to find young talent on the cheap. This is a good start.