Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 11:30 am  |  21 responses

Does Eric Gordon’s Name Belong in the ROY Debate?

Unsurprisingly, the folks in LA think it does: “Clippers General Manager and Coach Mike Dunleavy was asked about [Vinny Del Negro's comments] the other day and said he didn’t consider the matter fully decided, not at this stage of the season. Al Thornton agreed. ‘I don’t think that’s set in stone,’ Thornton said. ‘He [Gordon] has got to be in the mix somewhere. He’s got to be.’”

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  • mike

    No way – his shooting percentages aren’t strong enough

  • neaorin

    I’d feel much better about Eric’s future prospects – for this year and beyond – if he didn’t play for the Clippers.

  • eric d

    if not the ROY, maybe the Pooh Richardson Humanitarian award for carrying the clippers like he was a sherpa while bdizzle diversifies his portfolio.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose


  • G8RS

    With 7th Pick, Gordon was actually a smart move for the Clippers, he fills his shoes well, though that doesn’t say much for their team record. Sure ROY candidate, why not?

  • Keith

    Completely disagree Neaorin. Look at Durant – flourishing in a terrible place. That should be an example of how a franchise doesn’t have to affect a players talent level. EJ has been making nice plays regularly and is right now getting the playing time to shine beyond belief.
    Only thing that’ll stop him is an injury but he’ll be alright there. I mean, there aren’t too many of them going on in L.A….

  • TJ Bogert

    I don’t know how to email or contact former NBA not – so -great Gary Peyton. I wanted to let him dwell on something. If he still thinks Al Jefferson (who?) of the Timberwoves should start in front of the Spurs Tim Duncan in the NBA All-Star game he should go back and watch the tape of last night’s Jazz -Spurs game. Fast forward to the last 1;30 of the game and watch the pass Duncan makes to Ginobli. Enough said!

  • http://www.ojhoops.blogspot.com the baconator

    Yeah, I think so. I’d also like to throw Jason Thompson into the mix as well

  • niQ

    why hasn’t there been any words on brook lopez? he’s doing way better than thompson

  • ENDS

    No but Courtny Lee deserves a lil mention. starting now for Orlando he’s gaurding every 2 gaurd imaginable and doing a decent job for a rook

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Of course Gordon is in consideration, but Rose is going to win.
    Gordon’s going to be a beast in the future, though.

  • WhaHuh


  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    It belongs in the debate, below the 4 rookies who are better than him.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    video of his dunk previous to brandon roys recent slamadaday????

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    They are something like 8-142. So no.

  • buggsie7_aus

    the team record doesnt matter, most rookie of the year winners are on losing teams so I do think he should be considered for the award

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Is his team better? No.
    Is he better than Mayo or Rose? (arguably)No.
    Are his stats? Not really.
    Has he improved more over the course of the season than they have? Maybe. It depends on persepctive.

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  • jay

    yeah he belongs in the race.

  • Clay

    Look at his numbers post Mobley trade when he got minutes and started. His numbers are better than Mayo’s and Rose’s. He won’t be ROY, but he should be mentioned. I’d vote for Westbrook with Gordon close 2nd. Gordon might just be the best out of the 4 in the future. He just quietly goes out and does his job and doesn’t talk about it or care about the hype.