Eric Gordon Has Not Requested Trade

4:05pm: Gordon tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports that he saw a doctor in Chicago who believes the 23-year-old can return from his knee injury in four to six weeks (Twitter link). No further surgery should be required, according to Gordon (Twitter link via Spears).

2:52pm: Berger's piece, linked below, suggested that additional surgery hadn't been ruled out for Gordon's knee, and an report from Chris Broussard and Marc Stein this afternoon echoes that sentiment. According to Broussard and Stein, microfracture surgery has been presented as a possible solution for Gordon, though no decisions have been made yet. Gordon is scheduled to meet with a knee specialist this weekend, with a recovery plan likely finalized at some point early next week.

9:40am: As he continues to sit out with a knee injury of undetermined severity, Eric Gordon clarified last night that he's committed to the Hornets. And according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, that indeed seems to be the case. Neither Gordon nor his agent have requested a trade from the Hornets, reports Berger.

When discussing Gordon's knee issue, both the player and the team have made vague, seemingly contradictory statements, leading to speculation that the 23-year-old is still upset with the team for matching an offer sheet he signed with the Suns this summer. However, as Gordon suggested last night, Berger hears no indication from his sources that the shooting guard's goal is to get out of New Orleans.

It's possible that Gordon and his agent recognize that requesting a trade now would be futile anyway, since the Indiana product can't be dealt until January 15th. But for now, it appears that Gordon is fine with remaining a Hornet, and will simply work toward getting his knee healthy and returning to the court.

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