Feb 10, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (10) during the game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Pelicans 108-101. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: New Orleans Pelicans won't shut down Eric Gordon


The New Orleans Pelicans don’t have anything to play for outside of pride (and hopefully bettering themselves for the 2014-15 campaign), so it would make sense they’d shut down oft-injured guard Eric Gordon.

But that seemingly won’t be the case as the Pelicans have said they will not shut down Gordon for the remainder of the season, despite his iffy status and the remaining few weeks of the season.

Pelicans coach Monty Williams said Gordon’s status will be determined on a game-by-game basis, but he will not play on Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets after sitting out the shootaround at the Pepsi Center.

After the Nuggets, the Pelicans will have only seven games remaining before the regular season ends.

”It’s game-by-game right now and we don’t consider shutting anybody down,’’ Williams said.

There’s really no reason for Gordon to come back and play, especially given the fact he’s still ailing and has a history of problematic injury.

Regardless, sounds as if Gordon will be finishing out the year if he can get back on the floor in any capacity.

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