Rockets guard Eric Gordon is off to a horrible start to the season.
He’s shooting 36% on 2-pointers, 28% on 3-pointers and 64% on free throws. He has more turnovers than assists. Houston allows 113.6 points per 100 possessions with him on the court – the worst mark, by far, among the Rockets’ six most-used players.
This might explain why he has struggled so badly.
Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest:
If surgery helps Gordon get back on track, it’s well worth it. What he’s been doing isn’t working.
After signing a contract extension this offseason, Gordon can afford to take the long view.
So can the Rockets.
Houston is aiming for a championship. Though more rounds of home-court advantage would be helpful, the goal must be having everyone healthy and peaking for the playoffs. The Rockets should be pretty safe to reach the postseason. They’re 7-3, and that was with a hobbled Gordon acting as an anchor.
However, Houston is thin in the middle of the lineup. The Rockets will miss Gordon’s minutes in multi-guard lineups.
Much more, they’ll appreciate if he returns healthy and more productive.