Posted April 04, 2012

Report: Eric Gordon To Return To Hornets’ Lineup Tonight

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Eric Gordon will return to the New Orleans Hornets’ lineup tonight against the Denver Nuggets, according to The Times-Picayune.

“I’m looking forward to playing (today), and that’s just really what I’m looking for. For sure,” Gordon told the paper. “It’s an overall decision. Like I’ve told a lot of people, it’s an overall decision. I practiced today, and I felt fine. I’m ready to move forward into playing.”

Gordon, the centerpiece of the L.A. Clippers’ trade package to acquire Chris Paul from the Hornets last month, has been out for most of the season with a sore knee. He’s played just two games in a Hornets uniform, averaging 21.0 points and 5.0 rebounds.

He has not played since Jan. 4 where he scored 22 points while grabbing six rebounds in a 93-101 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Last season Gordon played in 56 games for Los Angeles, and averaged 22.3 points per game.