Posted February 22, 2012

Eric Gordon Says He’d Be Interested In Playing For Pacers Next Year

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New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon told the Indianapolis Star that he has interest in potentially joining the Indiana Pacers when he becomes a free-agent this offseason.

“It’s going to be interesting,” Gordon told the paper. “It’s all about whatever happens, happens. Coming back here would be a lot of pressure, but I think it would be good for the fans. We’ll see. You never know where this summer will take me.”

Gordon, 23, grew up in Indiana and spent one season at Indiana University before being entering the NBA draft. In his sole season with the Hoosiers, he averaged 20.9 points and 1.3 steals per contest.

Following this season, Gordon will be a restricted free-agent, meaning that the Hornets can match any offer given to the fourth-year-pro. New Orleans acquired Gordon this offseason as part of the deal that send star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers. Due to a knee injury, he has only been able to play two games this season.

Last year in 56 games played for the Clippers, he averaged 22.3 points and 4.4 assists per contest.