Hornets’ Gordon out another three weeks?

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

Eric Gordon only played two games for the New Orleans Hornets this season before being shut down on Jan. 6 due to a bruised right knee. Now the original three-week window the team gave him to recover is set to close on Friday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. It isn't looking like he'll be ready at that point.

Gordon wasn't at the team's shootaround Monday or at its 104-102 loss to the San Antonio Spurs later that night because he was receiving further examination on his bruised right knee at a location the team did not disclose, the paper reports. The team wouldn't even say exactly what tests the 23-year-old shooting guard was undergoing, the paper notes.

Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears has it from Gordon that he was seeing a team-appointed doctor in New York Monday and that he was told that he shouldn't return to basketball activities for another three weeks.

Spears also reports that Gordon is "waiting to learn whether NBA commissioner David Stern will grant him a contract extension before Wednesday's deadline." Spears reports that Gordon's agent, Rob Pelinka, has had talks with the team recently about getting his client a new contract, but no official offer has been made.

Gordon told Spears that he'd like to re-sign with the team, but he can't do anything till Stern gives the go-ahead.

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