Rockets Eric Gordon talks playing in Vegas, playing without fans, more

Houston Rockets Eric Gordon (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Uncertainty of a return

With the NBA being out of commission for over a month now, many have expressed optimism that the league will be returning soon. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made comments that the league could be returning as soon as May, before eventually backtracking and saying June.

Shams Charania of The Athletic also stated that the league believes it could be returning around the mid-June time frame also (subscription required). But we’ve also heard ESPN’s Brian Windhorst say the league is pessimistic about it’s chances of a return, which goes to show how no one knows exactly what’s going to happen.

Gordon said the same during his interview.

Everybody is optimistic but I don’t think you can 100 percent say if we’re going to have a season or not. We’re hoping and optimistic that things can get back in the near future.

Everyone in the Houston Rockets camp has expressed optimism, as we’ve recently heard Daryl Morey say he believes we’ll have a season, and Mike D’Antoni expressed the same optimism. But many have been looking at the Chinese Basketball Association as a gauge of what to expect, and they’ve not been able to resume play yet, despite shutting down in January.

In fact, the Chinese league announced Tuesday that they’d be pushing back their return to July, which many believed was a blow to the NBA’s chances of returning this season. Gordon is right, we can’t say 100 percent that there will be a return this season.

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