Last year’s Sixth Man of the Year has looked incredible for the Rockets early on this season.
Last year’s signing of Eric Gordon for the Rockets is looking better and better each game. While his 3-point shot hasn’t quite been the same through his first 6 games, he is still finding different ways to score.
And score he has.
With Chris Paul out, EG has stepped up big time by scoring nearly 25 points a night. He’s done so with a new explosiveness that hasn’t been seen since his LA Clippers days. All this next to one of the best scorers in the game, James Harden. He looks even better than last season.
Eric Gordon has been a highlight machine early on this year. Let’s show arguably his two best:
First, he posterized rookie Warrior Jordan Bell in the first game of the year:
Eric Gordon au décollage ?✈️
— NBA France (@NBAFRANCE) October 18, 2017
When this happened, the NBA world knew that something was different about EG this year. He looks much more explosive!
The other night in Philadelphia, Eric Gordon won the game at the buzzer:
Unbelievable start to the season for EG. He needs to get his shooting from deep back on track, but he is sure to do that. The 3-point contest winner is shooting an incredible 12 shots from long range per game this year. That shot the other night is a start.
Eric Gordon an All-Star?
It’s way too early. One more time: it’s way too early. But if Eric Gordon can maintain his current level of play (especially when he finds his 3-point shot), he could be an All-Star this season. He had decent enough numbers last season to make an argument for it, but this year he could definitely be on the squad.
With averages of 24.8 points, 3.3 assists & 2.7 rebounds per game this year, those numbers definitely would give him a good case. Can EG even keep those numbers up whenever Chris Paul comes back? Averaging that many points while coming off the bench would be extremely difficult, but if anyone can do it, it’s Eric Gordon.
*All stats via Basketball-Reference*