Eric Gordon calls Houston ‘home,’ says it’s great to be part of a team which he likes
Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon considers the city of Houston as his “home” and he’s really excited to be part of the Rockets organization for the next five years.
Gordon signed a four-year extension with the Rockets. The guard says being part of a team which he likes is great because not a lot of players in the league have that luxury.
Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) on being tied to the #Rockets for 5 years: "It's important b/c Houston is home. It's great to know I'm gonna be here for a long time. It's encouraging being part of a team that you like. A lot of people can't say that.We always have a chance to win"
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 31, 2019
Eric Gordon, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Clint Capela and PJ Tucker are the core in Houston now. For the Rockets to win the championship next season, all five guys will have to play at a high-level every single night. Houston will go as far as Harden and Westbrook can take them, but the role players on the Rockets have to play well and produce consistently in the playoffs.
Last season, Gordon averaged 16.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. The 30-year-old shot 40.9 percent from the field, 36.0 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free-throw line.
The Rockets once again lost to the Golden State Warriors in the postseason, this time in the second round. But now that Kevin Durant is gone and Klay Thompson is expected to miss a big chunk of next season recovering from his ACL tear, pundits believe 2019-20 can be the year the Rockets finally live up to expectations and reach the NBA Finals.