Gordon, who is averaging 14.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting (41.3 percent from 3-point range) and has started 14 of 18 games he has played in, missed the Suns' 116-109 win over the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday due to a right knee contusion.
“Eric gives us our swag,” Vogel said. “So we definitely miss him when he's not in there.”
Vogel added the Suns are “happy” to have Gordon, a former NBA Sixth Man of the Year and 3-point contest champion in 2017, back for the in-season tournament knockout bracket.
The Suns will have forward Kevin Durant and star guard Devin Booker, who missed the Suns' two games against the Lakers this regular season, available for the in-season tournament. It is yet to be revealed if Gordon will start next to those two and likely starting center Jusuf Nurkic and one of Josh Okogie or Keita Bates-Diop. Guard Grayson Allen could start instead of Gordon.
Gordon is one of 11 new players on the Suns' roster. He signed a two-year, $6,552,719 deal with the Suns in the off-season as an unrestricted free agent.
Gordon is set to be an impact player once the Suns have Durant, Booker and star guard Bradley Beal together. Phoenix is yet to have its big three, who each have a scoring average of 22.1 points, on the floor in the regular season.
Beal is out for the Lakers game but is on track for his recovery, according to Vogel.