The Houston Rockets are hopeful shooting guard Eric Gordon can take the floor on Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets after an eight-game absence, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. New 10-day contract signee James Nunnally could also make his first appearance for the team against the Nets if the paperwork and physical are finished on time.

Gordon has been among the key pieces missing from the lineup, as starting point guard Chris Paul and center Clint Capela remain out with long-term injuries.

Franchise star James Harden has put on an offensive onslaught as of late, hoping to keep the Rockets afloat in a ruthlessly competitive Western Conference after emerging from the 14th spot in the conference to the fourth spot they currently hold after winning seven of their last 10 games.

Gordon will be a welcome presence as one of the team's best sharpshooting options, despite getting off to a slow start to the season, shooting 38.1 percent from the field and a ghastly 30.3 percent from deep.

Having another weapon alongside Harden will be of utmost importance, especially considering that the Rockets failed to agree to a multi-year conversion of Danuel House Jr.'s contract after his 45 days at the NBA level were up from his two-way deal, instead returning to finish out the season with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.