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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 64 games (all starts) for the New Orleans Pelicans in his sixth NBA season, averaged 15.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.2 blocks in 32.1 minutes... Team leader in scoring 14 times. Scored two points and grabbed two board before leaving the game with a knee injury 3/21 at ATL. Scored in double-figures for the 50th time this season 3/9 vs. DEN. Scored 28 points on 9- of-13 from the field and four-of-five from downtown 3/4 at LAL. Dropped 19 points on 7-11 shooting 2/26 at DAL. Scored 28 points on 9-17 from the field 2/19 vs. NYK. Scored 21 points and had six assists 2/12 at MIL. Registered 20 points, seven rebounds, and a season-high nine assists 1/28 at CLE. Hit the game-winning basket 1/24 at DET. Scored a season high 35 points on 11-17 from the field (6-9 3 point) 1/15 vs. HOU. Notched 20 points at DAL on 1/11. Scored a season high 27 points 1/10 vs. DAL. Led all scorers with 23 points 1/8 vs. WAS. Scored 12 points in his return to action after missing three games with a right hip contusion 1/1 at MIN. Chipped in 17 points in a win 12/23 at SAC. Scored 25 points on 10-12 from the field 12/13 vs. MEM. Dropped 14 points in overtime win 12/11 vs. DET. Scored 16 points 12/6 vs. OKC. Recorded 23 points and seven rebounds 12/2 at CHI. Scored a season high 26 points 11/29 at PHI. Dished out a season high seven assists 11/26 vs. GSW. Set season high and tied career high in steals with five 11/13 at UTA. Set a season high in FTM with seven 11/12 at LAL. Recorded a season high six rebounds 11/8 vs. LAL Grabbed four rebounds 11/6 at MEM. Led the team in scoring with 20 in loss vs. PHX 11/5. Recorded two blocks 11/2 vs. CHA. Scored 12 points 11/1 at ORL. Led the team in scoring in the season opener with 25 points vs. IND 10/30. Inactive 3 times – right hip contusion. NWT – Illness – vs. MEM 3/12. DND – Left Knee Tendinitis – 7 times. NWT – Knee – 7 times.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
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.

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.

CAREER 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.

COLLEGE:
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.

PERSONAL:
Selected as a finalist for 2012 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team...Member of 2010 Team USA squad that won the Gold Medal at 2010 FIBA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey...in nine games played for Team USA, averaged 8.6 points while finishing second on the team in three-pointers made (19) and second on the team in three-point percentage (.452, 19-42 3FG), helping the United States finish a perfect 9-0 en route to winning the Gold Medal...visited with students of the Youth Leadership Academy and congratulated them on their leadership while also motivating them to continue to be leaders in the classroom and in life...participated in a Country Day Basketball Clinic in March of 2012, instructing drills and teaching students about the fundamentals of basketball...met with the McDonald’s All-American nominees from the state of Louisiana prior to a game and spoke with them about the importance of hard work and encouraging them to keep working towards their goals...named 2007 Gatorade National Male Athlete of the Year...earned selection to McDonald’s All-American Team and also participated in Jordan Brand All-American Classic...named Indiana Mr. Basketball as a senior after he averaged 29 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists in his final year at North Central High School in Indianapolis...2007 graduate of Indianapolis North Central High School named Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and a Jordan Brand All-American...averaged 29 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists...shot 57.0% from the field, 46.2% from three-point range and 88.1% from the line...attended the Adidas Basketball Experience in New Orleans...son of Eric and Denise Gordon.

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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 - 2014
  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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