With a young core of Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers, the New Orleans Hornets have a bright future. That’s if they can ever get them all on the court at the same time. Eric Gordon hasn’t played much since being dealt to N.O. Unhappiness and injuries are to blame.
The Hornets and their medical staff arranged for Gordon to intensify his rehab regimen but his prognosis is still in the four- to six-week range for his return, according to team officials. Gordon missed all of training camp, the Hornets’ eight-game preseason schedule and their first four regular-season games, including Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, because of a sore right knee. It’s the same knee that forced Gordon to miss all but nine games last season after requiring arthroscopic surgery last February to remove cartilage particles. The news that Gordon, 23, will be sidelined for four to six weeks was determined after he underwent further evaluations last week in Chicago. At the earliest, Gordon is not expected to return until mid-December.