Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 3:30 pm  |  25 responses

Eric Gordon ‘Looking Forward’ to Hornets Being in the Playoffs

It’s that magical time of the year for NBA teams and players, where hope springs eternal and just about anything seems possible. In other words, not a single game has been played yet. Which probably explains why Eric Gordon is so optimistic about his New Orleans Hornets’ chances this season. Per the Times-Picayune (via BDL): “We have a lot of young talented players who will be very good for us,’ Gordon said. ‘This is a long-term process; it’s not a year or two where we’re going to be a championship caliber of team. I’m just looking forward to being in the playoffs this year and many more years of possibly getting a championship.’ As for how he’ll fit in at the guard position, Gordon was optimistic. The Hornets matched Phoenix’s four-year, $58 million deal this summer to keep Gordon in New Orleans. ‘We have a lot of guards on this team that can play,’ Gordon said. ‘(Austin Rivers) will play a little 1 and 2, and I’ll play a little 1 and 2 … I never didn’t like being here.’ Gordon appeared confident that there won’t be bumps in the road in how he’s received by the Hornets fan base this season, despite the tension surrounding his contract negotiations. ‘I’m here for the next four years, so it’s good to be involved with the community and the overall city,’ Gordon said. ‘It’s all about business at the end of the day. I was looking out for myself, and whatever you team you end up with, you look forward with that team. So it’s a give-and-take situation. There are negotiations you go through and many ups and downs.’”

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  • LakeShow

    Stop. Stop looking forward. Try to win 40 games next season. Baby steps.


    PLAYOFFS?!?!?! This team??? Playoffs???

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  • Redd

    Lol, funny guy.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    *Fixed* Eric Gordon, looking forward to being traded.

  • roscoe

    Didn’t EG say how happy was to sign with PHX only to have NOLA match his offer.
    I smell something funny here.

  • bike

    “I can’t believe I said that. I can’t believe that shit came out of my mouth”.
    Eric Gordon-immediately after theTimes-Picayune interview.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    His Knees WILL NOT HOLD UP. dumb spending ‘Nawlins

  • cbb_fanatic

    I see a lot of peole are talking down NOW. But wait and see how far this team can go. I think EG (healthy) and AD along with Ryan Anderson, this new SG Brian Roberts and company can get a lot farther than people think. Anything is possible.

  • KingBenjamin

    No way the Hornets make the playoffs. This is what the playoff picture will look like.
    1. Lakers
    2. Thunder
    3. Spurs
    4. Clippers
    5. Grizzlies
    6. Nuggets
    7. Mavs
    8. Timberwolves

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Mavs? I don’t see that.

  • danpowers

    didnt pay much attention to the hornets last season. is vasquez anything close to nba starting point guard caliber? if not i wonder how that team is supposed to get even close to the playoffs

  • Caboose

    No, he’s not. They basically look like the Kings; they have a mishmash of young talent that definitely won’t fit together very well. Their record will not reflect the actual talent on the roster

  • Caboose

    My guess on the West goes:
    1. Lakers
    2. Thunder
    3. Clippers
    4. Spurs
    5. Nuggets
    6. Grizzlies
    7. Timberwolves
    8. Mavericks
    9. Warriors
    10. Rockets
    11. Hornets
    12. Blazers
    13. Kings
    14. Jazz
    15. Suns
    It’s interesting, there aren’t many bottom-dwellers in the West; every team has redeemable talent.

  • danpowers

    they should try to persure steve blake or chris duhon of the lakers. whats the use of these greedy basterds to have 3 point guards? each of them is too good to sit around as the third point waiting for playtime. and yes, poor kings. they got some exciting players, i hope they also make one or two moves to create a roster that would mesh a bit better

  • danpowers

    its not about the palyers they have, i like the talent on that team. it is more about what they dont have: a point guard

  • CubicleWorker

    You would think after Dallas has made the playoffs every year for the memorable past people would stop hating. They have a top ten player in Nowitiski and made some great off season moves despite putting all of their eggs in the DWill basket and dropping it. Darren Collison, OJ Mayo, Shawn Marion, Vince Carter, Elton Brand, Dirk….. if Rubio is healthy mavs maybe finish in the 8th seed but that list looks pretty legit to me. Nobody under neath the mavs have a stronger roster.

  • LakeShow

    Agree with that last point. PHX has some interesting talent and they may be the worse team in the West. Jazz have a STACKED front court. Kings have as much “talent” as anyone. Blazers…… well… they have Lillard. Hornets have an OKC circa 2008 look going on. So on… East has some misery on the other hand.

  • blackthought

    hornets makin a playoffpush? i doubt that – goin`from shit to sugar ain`t that “big easy”!

  • Unknown nigga

    I like the jazz kings & warriors more than the timberwolves right now. I know brandon roy & rubio are over there but I need to see it to believe it. Plus those teams are stacked & providing they are healthy, won’t provide easy wins next season.

  • Unknown nigga

    The bottom dwellers are in misery but the top of the east is the crop of the league homie….

  • Unknown nigga

    The hornets got the #1 pick but remember, they were’nt supposed to get that MFer tho ,,, they suffered injuries that set them back, when completely healthy, this team handed a few teams their asses. And vasquez isn’t rondo or cp3 but he is solid & young & could improve bc he has a decent game about his self. He’s the only true pg over there so he’ll get the minutes to prove naysayers wrong

  • Caboose

    The Timberwolves were over .500 with Rubio. He goes down, the Wolves tanked. They basically added Brandon Roy to replace Luke Ridnour at shooting guard. And they’ll magically become worse than teams that never hit close to .500 last season?

  • LakeShow

    yeah kinda sorta

  • MackAtttack

    Basically the 9th seed is up for grabs, though I think the Jazz or Warriors will be the cream of the bottom 8. There’s definitely going to be some surprizes this season in the West, though.