(NEW ORLEANS) — Despite a decline in production and trade rumors swirling, New Orleans Pelicans’ guard Eric Gordon says he can be doing more out on the court.
“Individually, I think I can give more, do more,” Gordon said. “People here think I should be this big-time 20-point (per game) scorer. This is more of a team game here, this system here. It’s a different adjustment.”
“For me, now it’s all about playing as many games as possible and getting my body back to being used to playing an 82-game season, because I haven’t had that in almost two to three years now,” he added.
Despite his immense talent, Gordon has battled injuries for a majority of his career. This season, he’s been healthy for the Pelicans, but he’s averaging a career-low of 15.9 points per game.
Back in July 2012, Gordon agreed on a four-year, $58 million contract.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN