The gameplan for the Houston Rockets is to go all out on offense this offseason. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski and Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen are reporting following the signing of Ryan Anderson, the Rockets are looking at another Pelican freeagent -- Eric Gordon.
Rockets meeting with Eric Gordon today, @WojVerticalNBA reports. Rockets hope to load up on shooting, guys that know way around New Orleans.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) July 2, 2016
Gordon, 27, will be entering his ninth season in the NBA. He was the seventh pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Clippers and was the major piece sent to New Orleans for Chris Paul. Gordon averaged 15.2 points, 41.8 field goal percentage, 38.4 three-point percentage, 2.7 assists, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.0 steals in 45 games last year.
Gordon's career average is 16.6 points, 3.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game in 33.9 minutes. Gordon has been a solid player throughout his NBA career but the main thing that has affected him is the injury bug. Gordon has had plethora of injuries most notably right-knee surgery that made him miss much of the 2011-12 season. He has averaged just 44 games per season over his five-year career with the Pelicans.
Reports are coming in that Al Horford is working to resign with the Hawks, removing him from the table for the Rockets. But the edition of Gordon would basically mean that the Rockets will be pushing all their chips in on the offense. The additions of Gordon and Anderson solidifies the offense, but creates even bigger holes in an already porous defense.