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Russell Westbrook says Rockets getting Eric Gordon back is ‘huge’

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Houston Rockets superstar Russell Westbrook says Eric Gordon’s return to the lineup is “huge.”

Gordon will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Pelicans. Westbrook admits there will be an adjustment period for everyone on the Rockets since Gordon has been out for some time, but the former MVP doesn’t seem too concerned about it:

Gordon had been dealing with knee discomfort since the middle of last season. The timing of the surgery was bad for Gordon, who had his best game of the Rockets’ season against the Pelicans before an MRI showed debris in his knee. Gordon scored a season-high 17 points while shooting 6-of-11 from the field and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc versus New Orleans on Nov. 11.

Gordon signed a four-year, $76 million extension with the Rockets this past summer, reaffirming his commitment to stay in Houston long-term, where he has proven to be a good fit since signing there in the summer of 2016. He’s averaging 10.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game this season while shooting 30.9 percent overall, 28.4 percent from the 3-point line and 64.3 percent from the charity stripe.

Maybe Gordon will come back a better player after the surgery. The discomfort may have played a role in his early season struggles.

The Rockets are 21-10 on the season, good for fourth place in the Western Conference standings. They take on the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, looking to get back in the win column after losing to the Golden State Warriors on Christmas.

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