Hornets Keeping Quiet on Injury Front?
New Orleans’ handling of Eric Gordon’s “bruise” on his knee has left us with a lot more questions than answers, most notably why a team would choose to go the Belichick route to such an extent when it already had become obvious to any fan with even a double-digit IQ that Gordon was no longer “day to day” with his “bruise.”
Earlier this week, Gordon had surgery to fix the “bruise” and will miss six more weeks, if you find any reason to believe the team’s current version of events. A quick glance at the schedule and the Hornets’ place in the standings (second to last in the NBA) tells you there’s a good chance he won’t play again this season.
Secondary to this is the question of who was calling the shots on what has effectively been a news blackout. Is it general manager Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams, or is it more shenanigans from their overseers at the league office — perhaps in a desperate attempt to preserve the team’s sale value (a value that presumably would decrease a bit should Gordon have a serious knee injury)? Or, worse yet, one wonders whether it’s to disguise the fact that the team traded for damaged goods in the first place.