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Eric Gordon medical data is inconclusive. A Pelican loses a family member.

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Eric Gordon Update

In the coming days, a determination will be made on Eric Gordon's shoulder.

The New Orleans Pelicans expect to make a decision on whether shooting guard Eric Gordon will require surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder in the next few days, coach Monty Williams said Wednesday.

Since his injury in the first half of a game against the Utah Jazz on Nov. 22, Gordon has been resting his joint after an MRI revealed a full tear.

Meanwhile, the Pelicans sent his results out to several specialists around the country to get multiple opinions to see if surgery was required.

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"We'll find out," Williams said. "We have some information. It's not conclusive. But we are going to find out in the next few days."

If Gordon has surgery, he'd likely miss the remainder of the season. If it is determined Gordon could recover with rest and rehabilitation, it's unclear how much time he would need to mend.

At this point, it's probably best to expect the worst and that he's done for the year. So far, no one has really stepped up in his absence, but there is hope Luke Babbitt can build on his last game. Regardless, the depth issues are real and it will be interesting to see what Demps does with the vacancy on the roster

Condolences to Tyreke Evans

It saddens me to announce Tyreke Evans has just lost his aunt. We are sorry to hear about his loss.

New Orleans on National TV

This will be the first game on TNT for the Pelicans since March 2010. Somehow the 7th seed Hornets with David West and Chris Paul of 2010-11 did not warrant a TNT appearance. Thus continuing the story of pathetic support of small market franchises by NBA schedule makers.

It’s a notable day for the New Orleans franchise, which will play on TNT tonight for the first time since a March 18, 2010, game at Denver. The Pelicans visit the Golden State Warriors at 9:30 p.m. Central, with Kevin Harlan and Reggie Miller on the call for TNT. You can also listen on the Pelicans Radio Network for Sean Kelley’s broadcast.

Golden State of Mind Preview

The SB Nation site blogging about the Warriors has their game preview up. Take a read to get their perspective.

Sixers Win!

Philadelphia narrowly avoided history by winning their first game of the season after starting 0-17. So far after Dell Demps was "taken to the cleaners" by Sam Hinkie...

New Orleans - 42 wins

Philadelphia - 20 wins

Nerlens Noel is posting a 10.4 PER averaging 7.9 points and 6.4 rebounds. Oh, and he's shooting 47.7% from the field and a ghastly 40.6% from the line. If only the Pelicans would have been patient they could have been terrible again this year but had "cap space" in their back pocket to sell to Anthony Davis.