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Old 02-10-2013, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Eric Gordon available...do we bite?

Apparently New Orleans is getting closer to trading Eric Gordon. It was only a matter of time, as he never wanted to be there to begin with and even tried signing with Phoenix in the off-season.

While his injury history is a huge concern obviously, he seems pretty healthy now and I've always been a fan of his game, much moreso than other recently available 2-guards like OJ Mayo or Tyreke Evans. Great mix of speed, strength, slashing, shooting, and playmaking. And he is only 24 years old. It was not long ago that I drooled at the thought of Rose & EG being backcourt partners; what a nightmare for opposing teams, a legit 1-2 offensive punch.

Almost surely it would take Luol Deng at a minimum. The good news is that Luol and EG make almost the exact annual salary. New Orleans desperately needs a guy like Deng; veteran leader, solid all-around game, and plays a position of need (SF). And overall I'd have to think Deng and EG aren't too far apart value wise (mainly b/c of EG's injury history and him forcing his way out).

So, should the Bulls make a play for EG?
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Eric Gordon available...do we bite?

Apparently he's already having issues with his back. Unless you can pick him up for cheap, I don't think it would be a good idea for any team to mess with him.
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Re: Eric Gordon available...do we bite?

Undersized, injury prone 2 guard with commitment issues. Not sure if its a good fit.
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Re: Eric Gordon available...do we bite?

Well what would you be giving up? I can't imagine the asking price on him is something the Bulls would be willing to pony up for, especially considering the kid is paid the big bucks but can't stay on the court.
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Re: Eric Gordon available...do we bite?

Suns sure dodged a bullet.


But we are still the Suns...so that sucks.

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Re: Eric Gordon available...do we bite?

Nah, not with the injury issues combining with that contract
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Undersized, injury prone 2 guard with commitment issues. Not sure if its a good fit.
Not really concerned about the undersized or commitment parts. He is a borderline freak athlete when healthy and when combined with his skill level it helps mitigate any size disadvantage. Plus the SG position has shrunk in general, you don't always need a 6'6 guy manning the position these days. As for commitment, he's never struck me as a bad apple; just got sent to a crappy franchise. Also he and Rose are friends and former AAU teammates, that can't hurt at all.



I am definitely concerned about the health part. But that is really the only reason he is available, so it's a risk-reward tradeoff.

To be clear I am not 100% in favor of this without knowing more specifics about his medical history. Just saying it's a "buy low" opportunity and that he and Rose would be awesome if they are both healthy together.
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Well what would you be giving up? I can't imagine the asking price on him is something the Bulls would be willing to pony up for, especially considering the kid is paid the big bucks but can't stay on the court.
I would assume Eric Gordon for Luol Deng as the principal parts. Salaries and value are both in the same ballpark, and both teams fill a need out of it.

Although I could see using it as an opportunity to flip some other parts around as well. New Orleans is way under the cap, maybe they can absorb Hamilton for us to avoid luxury tax. Could also make a minor swap as part of the deal like Marquis Teague for Aminu to fill the backup SF slot behind Jimmy Butler if Deng indeed got moved here.
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Re: Eric Gordon available...do we bite?

Is Gordon really better than Deng when you look at the whole picture? I'd say No and I bet Thibs would piss vinegar if you asked him to sign on to that deal. He loves Deng and Gordon is a freaking Prima Ballerina in sneakers.
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I bet Thibs would piss vinegar if you asked him to sign on to that deal.
Yeah I know. GarPaxDorf love Deng too. And they should. The deal is very unlikely to happen, but part of me wishes they put would give a serious look at it, if they haven't already. Say that EG goes back to his pre injury form and gets himself right again, I won't be able to help but feel regret for not snagging the opportunity.
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Re: Eric Gordon available...do we bite?

If we can still keep our main pieces intact, then definitely. Those pieces Rose, Noah, Deng, and Boozer. Gordon is actually a decent defender. I think he is good for this team.
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Re: Eric Gordon available...do we bite?

he is a very good basketball player...but unless the hornets are willing to center a deal around boozer , garpax should let it pass...

gordon doesn't create offense for others , nor is he particularly efficient which makes him a 3rd option at best on a championship caliber team.
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he is a very good basketball player...but unless the hornets are willing to center a deal around boozer , garpax should let it pass...

gordon doesn't create offense for others , nor is he particularly efficient which makes him a 3rd option at best on a championship caliber team.
Second option on this team.
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He'd be awesome but I wouldn't give up deng for him. Luol is too important to what you guys do on a nightly basis.


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He'd be awesome but I wouldn't give up deng for him. Luol is too important to what you guys do on a nightly basis.


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Which is what?

Winning regular season games,struggle during the playoffs and then lose to the better team? Doesn't sound like a truly important thing IMO.
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