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TRANSACTIONS: Originally selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 7th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft...acquired December 14th, 2011 from the Los Angeles Clippers along with Al-Farouq Aminu, Chris Kaman and a 2012 first round draft pick (whichever is more favorable between the Clippers and the Minnesota Timberwolves) in exchange for Chris Paul and two 2015 2nd round draft picks.


2012-13 Season: Averaged 17.0 points, 3.3 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 42 games (40 starts)...Led the team (or tied for the lead) in scoring 19 times, and in assists one time...scored in double-digits in 35 of 42 appearances...paced New Orleans with 25 points, four rebounds and three assists in the L vs. LAC on 4/12...led the team with seven assists in addition to 23 points, three rebounds and two steals 4/10 at SAC...finished with 24 points, three assists, three steals and one rebound 3/27 vs. LAC...totaled 24 points, three assists and one steal 3/12 at BKN...finished with a season-high eight assists to go along with 17 points, one rebound and one steal 2/24 vs. SAC...recorded 23 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal 2/22 vs. DAL, including a season-high 20 first-half points...scored a team-high 20 points on 8-17 from the floor on 2/19 vs. CHI... tallied season-high 27 points in road W at ATL on 2/8...notched then season-high 25 points on season-high 6-8 3PT FG at LAL 1/29. recorded 20 points, two assists and one steal 1/25 vs. HOU...scored a team-high 17 points (all in the first half) on 1/23 at SAS...scored a team-high 23 points on 7-16 shooting in the 1/19 loss vs. GSW...had 19 points, four assists, two rebounds and one steal 1/15 at PHI...scored a game-high 22 points on 1/13 at NYK...made his first start of the season, scoring 14 points on 1/5 at DAL...finished with 11 points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal in his first home appearance 1/1 vs. ATL...made his first appearance of the season, after missing the first 29 games with injury, on 12/29 at Charlotte, scoring a game-high 24 points and dishing out seven assists...INACTIVE (Left knee soreness) - 29 times...DNP (CD) - 8 times...DNP (Sprained right hand) - 1 time.


Professional: Has career averages of 18.0 points, 3.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 247 games (230 starts)...has one career 40-point game, 14 30-point games and 92 20-point performances...2011-12 (New Orleans): Averaged a team-leading 20.6 points, 3.4 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 34.4 minutes over nine games (nine starts)...led the team in scoring eight times this season and in assists three times...New Orleans was 6-3 in games in which Gordon played, and he scored the winning points in two of those wins...had one 30-point performance and four 20-point performances on the season, scoring in double-digits in each game he played...poured in 27 points and added five assists, four rebounds, three steals and one block 4/19 vs. HOU...scored 25 points and dished out six assists 4/13 vs. UTAH...led the team with a New Orleans individual season-high 31 points, also adding four assists and three steals 4/6 at SAS...returned to action 4/4 vs. DEN with 15 points, four rebounds and four assists while also connecting on the game-winning free throws...led the team in scoring in the opener at PHO 12/26, with 20 points, four rebounds and three assists, including a game-winning 20-foot jumper with 4.2 seconds remaining... missed 55 games due to injury (51 due to right knee injury, 4 due to back spasms), and two due to rest. 2010-11 (Los Angeles Clippers): Averaged a career-high 22.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.27 steals and 37.7 minutes in 56 games, all starts... led the team in scoring 30 times, assists 15 times, steals 18 times and minutes 25 times...finished the season ranked 12th in the NBA in minutes per game...scored 20+ points 37 times, the 17th-highest total in the NBA...had a career-high streak of 12 straight 20+ games stopped on 12/15/10...scored 30+ points eight times, the 13th-most in NBA...became one of four players in Clippers history to make seven or more 3-pointers in a game when he made seven on 1/20/11 at Portland...11/15/10 vs. New Jersey, had 30 points (6-20 FG, 2-7 3PT, 16-20 FT), 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 35:55...11/17/10 at Minnesota, had 30 points (9-19 FG, 2-6 3PT, 10-13 FT), 3 rebounds, 7 assists in 37:11...2/20/11 vs. Minnesota, had 36 points (14-23 FG, 5-7 3PT, 3-5 FT), 6 assists and 5 steals in 36:54. 2009-10 (Los Angeles Clippers): Second on team averaging 16.9 points, to go with 2.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists in a team-high 36.0 minutes per game...appeared in 62 games, starting 60...led team in scoring 16 times, steals 17 times and minutes 16 times...scored 30+ points one time and had 20+ points 19 times...one of 27 players named to 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team Program...participated in All-Star Weekend, playing for the sophomores in the Rookie Challenge...at halftime of game, took part in NBA All-Star Dunk-In against Demar DeRozan, losing to DeRozan on a fan vote...2/20/10 vs. Sacramento, had 30 points (10-17 FG, 4-7 3PT, 6-7 FT) and six assists in 40:05. 2008-09 (Los Angeles Clippers): 2008-09 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Second Team...T-Mobile Western Conference Rookie of the Month (January 2009)... All-Star Weekend T-Mobile Rookie Challenge Participant scoring 19 points (6-8 FG, 4-5 FT) with 6 rebounds...averaged 16.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals in 34.3 minutes per game...named Second Team All-Rookie and finished fifth in Rookie of the Year voting...third leading scorer among all rookies...played in 78 games, starting 65 contests...connected on .389 3FG Pct. (131-337)...shot .854 from the foul line (299-350), 28th in the NBA, 3rd best among rookies...also ranked 3rd among all NBA rookies with 34.3 minutes per game...scored 10+ points 30 times, 20+ points 23 times, 30+ points four times and 40+ points once...led Clippers in scoring a team-high 29 time while leading in assists seven times, steals 16 times, blocks eight times and minutes a team-high 24 times...1/23/09 vs. Oklahoma City, scored a Clippers season-high and then rookie record 41 points, the only Clippers player to score 40+ points in a game that season and the most points scored by any rookie in the NBA that season...1/4/09 vs. Detroit, scored 31 points (9-21 FG, 12-12 FT)...1/6/09 at Dallas, tallied 32 points (9-18 FG, 13-15 FT) and six assists...2/11/09 vs. New York, tallied 30 points (10-16 FG, 4-8 3PT, 6-8 FT) and five assists in 43:15.


College (Indiana University 2007-08): An early entry NBA Draft candidate following his freshman year...earned Second Team All-America Honors from the NABC and Third Team honors from The Associated Press...named Big Ten Freshman of the Year...earned unanimous First Team All-Conference honors from media and league coaches...honoree on the All-Big Ten freshman team...finalist for Naismith and Wooden Awards...earned National All-Freshman Team honors from Sporting News...USBWA All-District V selection...named second team All-America by Sports Illustrated...CBSSports.com First Team All-American and First Team Freshman All-American...named second team All-America by Sports Illustrated...led Big Ten in scoring (20.9 points), ranked fifth in free throw percentage (.834), 10th in steals (1.3 spg)...set Indiana and Big Ten freshman record for total points scored (669), breaking the old mark held by Michael Redd of Ohio State in 1998...that total was the 10th highest overall in IU single season history...became the first freshman to average more than 20 points per game and first Hoosier overall since Brian Evans averaged 21.2 in 1996...231 free throws made was the third highest single season total in school history and his 277 attempts ranked fourth...his 70 three-point field goals made were the eighth most in a season in Hoosier history...scored 20 or more points 19 times and topped the 30-point mark three times.


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Height: 6'4''/ 1.93m
Weight: 215 lbs./ 97.5 kg
Born: December 25, 1988
From: Indiana University
Draft: 1st Round (7th pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  New Orleans Pelicans 2012 - 2013
  Los Angeles Clippers 2011 - 2011
  New Orleans Hornets 2011 - 2011
  Los Angeles Clippers 2008 - 2010
Prior to NBA/Country: Indiana/USA

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