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Eric Gordon upset with diminishing role since Sixth Man of the Year win

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The Houston Rockets are entering a new regime under Stephen Silas and there are reportedly concerns within the locker room on the direction of the franchise. Among the rumblings behind closed doors, Eric Gordon has been upset about his diminishing role since winning the Sixth Man of the Year Award, per The Athletic.

Back in 2016, after spending five seasons with the New Orleans Hornets/New Orleans Pelicans, Gordon joined the Rockets in free agency. The outside-shooting two-guard would ink a four-year, $53 million deal to join Mike D’Antoni’s squad.

In his first season With the Rockets, Eric Gordon averaged 16.2 points per game and shot 37.2 percent from three-point range off of the bench. As a result, he would win the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award.

But after winning the prestigious award, Gordon’s role with the Rockets would be wildly inconsistent. Even though he remained healthy, for the most part, Gordon would sometimes lose minutes to other wings on the roster.

In recent seasons, there were internal and external discussions on whether Gordon or Danuel House should start. While Gordon didn’t have a definitive stance on starting or coming off of the bench, he was disgruntled with his unclear role.

Seeing that the Rockets signed Gordon to a four-year, $75.6 million deal ahead of the 2019-2020 season, he was expecting to have a clear-cut role on the roster. On the contrary, he’s grown frustrated with his erratic role.

It remains to be seen if the Rockets view Eric Gordon as a pivotal piece moving forward with a new coaching staff and management team in place.

The post Eric Gordon upset with diminishing role since Sixth Man of the Year win appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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