Eric Gordon was selected with the seventh pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He made an immediate impact in his rookie campaign, starting 65 of the 78 games in which he played and averaging 34.3 minutes per contest. The Indiana University product averaged 16.1 points in his first season, third among rookies. He also averaged 2.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Gordon's shooting skills were on full display as he averaged 1.7 three-pointers per contest and shot 38.9 percent from beyond the arc. The 6-foot-4 guard was named NBA Rookie of the Month for January when he averaged 21.9 points and 4.1 assists. On Jan. 23, he broke the Clippers rookie record with 41 points against Oklahoma City. Following the campaign, Gordon was named to the All-Rookie Second Team.2009
Eric Gordon's second season was very similar to his rookie campaign. He placed second on the Clippers with 16.9 points per game while averaging 2.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 steals. Gordon's primary weapon was again his three-point shot. He made 1.9 treys per game and shot at a 37.1 percent clip from beyond the arc. Gordon scored a season-high 30 points against Sacramento on Feb. 20, making 4-of-7 shots from deep in the win. Gordon also participated in the Rising Stars Challenge during the All-Star break for the second straight season. He scored six points in 21 minutes for the sophomore squad.2010
Eric Gordon broke out in his third NBA season and averaged a career-high 22.3 points per game. He also posted career-best per-game averages in rebounds (2.9), assists (4.4) and steals (1.3). The sharpshooter made 1.9 three-pointers per contest and shot 36.4 percent from beyond the arc. Between Nov. 20 and Dec. 12, he scored at least 20 points in 12 consecutive games. Eight days after that streak ended, he set a season high with 36 points in a win over the Timberwolves. Unfortunately, Gordon played in only 56 games during the campaign due to a sprained wrist.2011
On Dec. 11, 2011 -- just after the end of the NBA lockout -- Eric Gordon was traded to the New Orleans Hornets in a deal that brought Chris Paul to the Clippers. Gordon scored 20 points in his first game with New Orleans, adding four rebounds and three assists. He also knocked down the game-winning shot in the contest. However, Gordon was diagnosed with a knee injury and didn't suit up again until Jan. 4. He scored 22 points in his return to the court, but his knee issue persisted and he was soon shut down due to cartilage damage. Gordon underwent surgery and returned for seven games at the end of the season. Collectively, the 6-foot-4 guard played nine contests in his first season in New Orleans, averaging 20.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.2012
Eric Gordon got a late start to his 2012-13 campaign with the New Orleans Hornets. A lingering knee injury forced Gordon to miss the first 29 games of the season. He made his season debut Dec. 29, scoring 24 points and dishing seven assists in a win over Charlotte. With the knee issue behind him, Gordon went on to play 42 games during the campaign, 40 as a starter. He posted per-game averages of 17.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Gordon also averaged 1.3 three-pointers and 1.1 steals per contest. On Feb. 8, he scored a season-high 27 points in a win over Atlanta.2013
In his third season with New Orleans, Eric Gordon played 64 games, all as a starter, and averaged 32.1 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-4 guard posted per-game averages of 15.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He made 1.6 three-pointers per game, his highest number since joining New Orleans. Gordon converted 39.1 percent of his attempts from three-point range, a career high and the 32nd-best mark in the league. He also averaged 1.2 steals, marking his sixth straight season averaging at least one steal per contest. On Nov. 13, he logged five steals against Utah, tying his career high. The Indiana University product scored a season-high 35 points against Houston on Jan. 15, adding six assists and making a season-best six three-pointers. Less than two weeks later, he dished a season-high nine assists while scoring 20 points and grabbing seven boards in a victory over Cleveland. Unfortunately, Gordon's season was again disrupted by injury. He did not play after March 21 due to a lingering knee issue that ultimately required arthroscopic surgery.2014
Eric Gordon began the 2014-15 campaign by averaging 9.5 points and 1.2 steals over his first 12 games for the New Orleans Pelicans. Gordon suffered a torn labrum in a game against Utah on Nov. 22, resulting in a 21-game absence. He returned to action Jan. 5, notching six points, four rebounds and five assists. The 6-foot-4 guard shook off the rust shortly thereafter as he scored in double digits each of the following nine games. On Feb. 9, he scored a season-high 31 points against Utah, drilling 7-of-8 three-point attempts. Twelve days later, he converted six treys and scored 24 points in a win over Miami. For the first time in his career, Gordon played for a team that qualified for the postseason. New Orleans faced Golden State in the first round of the playoffs but was eliminated in four games. In the series, Gordon averaged 18.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists per post-season contest. He scored 29 points and dished five assists in the Game 4 loss.2015
Eric Gordon began the 2015-16 campaign in good health, playing in each of the Pelicans' first 41 games, including 40 as a starter. He opened the season with a 14-point, four-rebound, four-assist effort against Golden State in a rematch of the playoff battle between the teams the previous season. On Nov. 13, he scored 30 points versus Toronto, making 4-of-11 shots from beyond the arc. Gordon knocked down a season-high six treys against Sacramento on Jan. 13, scoring 24 points and dishing six assists in the victory. Unfortunately, his season was again cut short by injury after he fractured a bone in the ring finger of his shooting hand Jan. 19. Gordon attempted to return after a period of rest, scoring a season-high 31 points against Minnesota on Feb. 27. However, he re-injured the finger three games later and didn't play again the remainder of the season. Overall, Gordon averaged 15.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists during the campaign. He also made a career-high 2.5 three-pointers per game. That mark would have ranked 11th in the league had he played enough games to qualify.2016
After five seasons in New Orleans, Eric Gordon signed with the Houston Rockets prior to the 2016-17 campaign. He took on a new role with Houston, coming off the bench in 60 of the 75 games in which he played. The 75-game total represented his highest mark since his rookie campaign as Gordon avoided the injury bug that had plagued him through much of his career. The Indiana University product averaged 16.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists during the regular season. He flourished from beyond the arc, averaging a career-high 3.3 treys per contest, ranking third in the NBA. He finished the season with 246 three-pointers. 180 of those treys came in a non-starting role, setting a new NBA record for reserves. Gordon drained a career-high eight three-pointers and scored 26 points in a win over the Lakers on Dec. 7. During All-Star Weekend, he competed in -- and won -- the annual Three-Point Contest. Gordon also played in 11 postseason contests as the Rockets advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals. In the playoffs, he posted per-game averages of 12.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists along with 2.5 treys. Following the season, Gordon was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.2017
On the heels of the 2016-17 season in which he won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award and the NBA Three-Point Contest at All-Star weekend, Gordon again proved to be one of the league's premier bench scorers. Playing 31.2 minutes per game, Gordon averaged 18 points, his highest total in the past seven seasons. He began the year by averaging 24.8 points over his first six games and finished his campaign by posting six 20-point games in the month of March. Gordon's 3.2 threes per game were third most in the league behind only teammate James Harden and Stephen Curry. Gordon drained a season-high eight threes in a win over the Bulls on March 27. The Indiana University product has always been an excellent foul shooter and that continued this past season. Gordon's 80.9 percent free-throw clip marked the fifth time in the past six years that he finished above 80 percent. His rebound (2.5) and assist (2.2) numbers held steady, while Gordon again averaged at least one steal-plus-block per night. In fact, Gordon has posted a minimum of one steal-plus-block per game in each of his first ten NBA seasons. For a player who does his best work on the perimeter, Gordon is exceedingly efficient. His 42.8 percent field-goal clip marked his best rate in the past five seasons. Gordon has never shot below 40 percent at any point in his first decade in the league.2018
Eric Gordon appeared in 68 games for the Rockets in his 11th NBA season, starting 53 of them. The veteran guard was one of the team's top scorers, averaging 16.2 points per contest during the 2018-19 season. Gordon once again delivered his trademark sharpshooting by draining 3.2 three-pointers per game, his third season in a row with that much production from behind the arc. During that three-year span, Gordon has shot a respectable 36.7 percent of his shots from three-point land. He finished the season with three games in which he drained eight triples and 51 games with at least three triples. On Nov. 26, he set a season high with 36 points in a win over Washington. Gordon posted 20-plus points on 20 occasions, five-plus rebounds on five occasions, and five-plus assists in three games. Defensively, he had 31 efforts with at least one steal and 21 games with at least one block. The Rockets made the playoffs as the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference and beat Utah in six games before losing to Golden State in the Western Conference Semifinals. Gordon came through with strong play in 11 postseason games, averaging 17.8 points while nailing 3.5 threes at a 40 percent rate.
June 26, 2008Drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 2008 NBA Draft.
July 15, 2008Signed a rookie two-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
December 14, 2011Traded by the Los Angeles Clippers with Al-Farouq Aminu, Chris Kaman and a 2012 1st-round draft pick to the New Orleans Hornets for Chris Paul, cash and a 2015 2nd-round draft pick.
July 1, 2012Signed a four-year contract with the New Orleans Hornets.
July 9, 2016Signed a four-year contract with the Houston Rockets.
September 4, 2019Signed a four-year contract with the Houston Rockets (as an extension on the deal signed in 2016).