Eric Gordon was a crucial cog on the Houston Rockets teams that competed for championships from 2016 to 2019. His ability to hit 3-pointers at a tremendous volume made him the perfect fit for Mike D’Antoni’s spaced-out offense. Over those three seasons, he hit 36.4-percent of his triples on 8.8 attempts a game. Then, starting in the 2019-20 season, something changed. All of a sudden, Eric Gordon couldn’t a triple to save his life.
Throughout the past two seasons, he hit 32.2-percent of his threes while continuing to attempt 8.1 a game. At 33 years old it looked like Gordon was toast and the $37.7 million of guaranteed money remaining on his deal were marooned in Houston.
The 2021-22 season is young, but it looks like Eric Gordon has regained his 3-point stroke and revived his trade value to the point that it should inspire an easter-like holiday. Through ten games, Gordon has converted 52.9-percent of his 3-pointers. A mark that leads the NBA for players that have attempted more than 30 threes.
While Gordon won’t continue to shoot over 50-percent of his threes, his performance has reignited his trade value and should make him a hot trade target. Here’s how Gordon has turned it around this season.