Will Eric Gordon’s Knee Injury Ruin Anthony Davis’ Rookie Season?

October 9th, 2012 by Maxwell Ogden Leave a reply »
When the New Orleans Hornets traded franchise point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers, many assumed that the team would face years of distress. After just one season in the gutter, however, the Hornets appear to be on the upswing.

New Orleans landed the first overall draft choice in this past June's NBA Draft, selecting Anthony Davis out of Kentucky. Davis, the unanimous choice for 2012 College Basketball Player of the Year, spent his Summer playing for Team USA at the London Olympics.

He is widely considered to be the favorite to win Rookie of the Year, and is expected to one day compete for the Defensive Player of the Year honors.

As Davis arrives in New Orleans, it is clear that the team is building for a maintenance of success. The core has been constructed with Davis being joined by fellow first-round draft choice Austin Rivers, reigning Most Improved Player of the Year award winner Ryan Anderson and star in the making, Eric Gordon.

Or has it?

After missing 57 games due to injury in 2011-12, it appears as if Gordon has once again fallen victim to an ailment. Jimmy Smith of The Times-Pica ...

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