“I’m just not,” Gordon said. “This sucks. Even the times where I have good games. We’re just not using some guys the right way.”
Eric Gordon is frustrated.
“I’m just not having fun man,” Gordon said, via The Athletic. “I’m just not. This sucks. Even the times where I have good games. We’re just not using some guys the right way. Are we gonna make the right sacrifices? Do we have the right attitude?”
The Rockets are far from the team that came to within one game of the NBA Finals in 2017-18. Houston has struggled so far this season and started 11-13 with its most recent loss coming to the Jazz, 118-91, on Thursday.
The Rockets enjoyed a brief five-game winning streak to get back to two games over .500, but have since dropped six of their last eight to fall two games back under.
“Last year was the best year I’ve ever had being a part of a team,” Gordon said. “We just never had a bad moment. If we ever had a bad game as a team, you knew the next game we would blow somebody out. It didn’t matter who it was.”
Gordon hasn’t put up numbers like years past, either. His 15.9 points per game would be his lowest since the 2015-16 season, and the veteran guard’s field-goal percentage (36.5), 3-point percentage (31.1) and assists per game (1.8) are all the lowest of his career.
Houston will finish its three-game road trip in Dallas on Saturday.