Eric Gordon talks Pelicans

Posted by Unknown on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 with No comments
Oft-injured G Eric Gordon feels as if the New Orleans Pelicans are a playoff team.  After having playoff aspirations last season, the Pelicans missed the postseason with a 34-48 record mostly due to major injuries.  Gordon recently went into detail on why he thinks the Pelicans will reach the playoffs.  

“If we’re healthy, we’re for sure a playoff team,” Gordon said. “It’s all about us getting together and playing because the West is tough. We know that and realize that. It’s all about having a full season together. … That’s what we got to see this year; we’ll have a fully-loaded team and it’s about all of us being healthy. It’s crazy to see how many guys were injured this past year … We never got a chance to play a full season together. We know we’re a very talented team and [have] a lot of talented individuals, but we just have to put it together and have a good healthy season.”

“These past three years have been kind of tough, having a surgery each year to deal with in the summer,” Gordon said. “To be able to play like I am, I need a full summer where I can be able to be myself and do the things that I’m normally doing. But it’s going to come back this year. … [I’m] just working on my game, trying to get all of my explosiveness back and just looking forward to having a good year.”