Houston Rockets: Eric Gordon’s return to the hardwood on final approach

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon and assistant coach John Lucas (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon and assistant coach John Lucas (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon has begun to practice and his return back to the hardwood is on final approach. What’s the latest? Take a look.

Houston Rockets fans — after what has felt like a marathon of a break, our team will finally be back in action tonight against the Brooklyn Nets, a team with some talent but far superior to the one they lost to on Christmas Day.

It’s absolutely unacceptable for a team of the Houston Rockets‘ caliber to lose to the Golden State Warriors in the way they did.  Even if their three-pointers weren’t falling, they still should’ve been able to overcome that by just dominating on the defensive end and scoring buckets in a timely fashion to keep them at bay.

But you know what?  They didn’t and now they’re the laughingstock of the league at the moment and now the national media doesn’t take this team seriously.  It’s even caused shock jock Ryen Russillo to start throwing bad Russell Westbrook trade rumor takes out of thin air causing this franchise as well as its fans to be thrown into a tizzy of uncertainty.

But as resilient as these Houston Rockets are, they won’t let the noise on the outside bother them and they will continue to keep winning games at a reasonable clip without, of course, Russ being traded.

As a matter of fact, the Houston Rockets will be a bit stronger tomorrow as it has been confirmed that guard Eric Gordon will be back in uniform for the first time since Nov. 11.

As per the Chron’s Jonathan Feigen, Gordon practiced yesterday and will be back in the lineup against the New Orleans Pelicans tomorrow night in a back-to-back.

Gordon underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean up some mess in his knee and this will hopefully

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fix the issues he’s had with shooting this season, which as abysmal to say the least.

I knew something was off with him this season as the times he’d get into a rhythm would be few and far between and he certainly wasn’t the EG that we’ve all come to love.

And besides, he’s fresh off inking a four-year, $76 million contract extension with the Houston Rockets so the opportunity to start earning his keep in advance of when his deal kicks in has been sparse.

I’d imagine that we’re going to see a lot of rust tomorrow when he appears for the first time off the bench — no need to disrupt Danuel House as the presumptive starter — but I still think his energy will still be there, especially with his likely excitement of being able to play again.

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Let’s hope for the best — go Houston Rockets!

Gordon, 31, has been averaging 10.9 points and 1.9 rebounds while shooting .309/.284/.643 through nine games — two starts — this season.