Brendan Maloy
Tuesday April 8th, 2014

Eric Gordon is averaging 15.4 pts and 1.2 steals per game this season. (Rocky Widner/National Basketball/Getty Images) Eric Gordon is averaging 15.4 pts and 1.2 steals per game this season. (Rocky Widner/National Basketball/Getty Images)

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said he does not expect shooting guard Eric Gordon to play in any of the team's final five games due to tendinitis in his left knee, according to John Reid of the New Orleans Times Picayune.

Gordon has missed the team's last nine games and recently went to Los Angeles for further examinations on the injured knee.

''He’s getting evaluations on his knee,’’ Williams said after Tuesday's practice. ''It’s the same place (Gordon’s situation) we were the other day. I doubt that he’ll play anymore this year, but that’s me.''

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Gordon has been plagued by injuries since arriving in New Orleans as part of the 2011 trade that sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers, playing in just nine games in his first year with the team, and 42 the following season. The sixth year-player's contract will pay him $30.4 million over the next two seasons.

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