Who's the Better Eric: Gordon, or Bledsoe?

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Who's the Better Eric: Gordon, or Bledsoe?
Eric Gordon
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Eric Bledsoe
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Mistwell
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Who is the better of these two Erics: Eric Gordon, or Eric Bledsoe? I don't mean "for the Clippers", and I don't mean a particular day, just in general who is the better player?

CP3Heliflopter
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Assuming Eric Gordon returns to his previous form. Gordon. They really aren't comparable players at all.

One player is an incredible spark off the bench who is a defensive juggernaut. He will make plays that wow you and also make plays that make you want to face palm.

The other player is injury prone but a very good scorer who is undersized and is very poor defensively.

Basically your not comparing apples and oranges your like comparing apples and dragon fruits. Its not really fair to compare these two players. They are not remotely alike and hard to compare.

I much rather have Bledsoe of course. He isn't injury prone and he isn't paid the max.

isaacthegrreat
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Gordon is a good defender.. He gets lost off the ball sometimes, but so does Bledsoe.

TheDude
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Bledsoe is better than anybody we traded them. We stole the best PG on earth. Life is good.

Clippers_FTW
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I based my vote on "right now". Eric Gordon was my favorite Clipper while he was here though... But dang.. He hasn't done anything since.

Andrew818
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Depends what you need or rather have.Bledsoe is a much better defender and Gordan is a way better scorer and shooter.Both make some mental mistakes but for the most part I would choose Bledsoe because Gordan is extremely injury prone.But Gordan is the more skilled player.

tense2
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Agree. Compare each to the players in their respective positions to really see the worth IMO.

ekker3
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when healthy, eric gordon is THE BEST shooting guard in the NBA. that is not debatable.

CapsNClips
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Yep

Clippersfan86
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Gordon is but Bledsoe has upside to be a similar all star caliber player.

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I based my vote on "right now".... Thats like saying the Lakers are better than the Clippers because they have won more championships.... But... they arent "right now". Mistwell asked "who is better" Not who has been better. Right now.. Bledsoe is.

TheDude
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Not debatable? Harden, Wade, and Kobe are all on another level from EJ. He's just a high level scorer, he doesn't do anything else. I'd take Afflalo over EJ even if the constant injuries are set aside.

ekker3
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bledsoe has the tools to be a great player, but gordon is:

taller

stronger

efficient scorer

better 3pt shooter

better ft shooter

better defender

only a year older

assists goes to bledsoe, but that's because that's his role. gordon is paid to defend and score at will.

the only edge i give bledsoe is health and attitude. and that in itself is very important (and may be more valuable considering we have a well-rounded team filled with players that know their role).

jtwinnaz
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when healthy, gordon is far better, but if you ask me who i would rather have on my team, i would probably say bledsoe. health means a lot in this game.

ekker3
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TheDude wrote:
ekker3 wrote:
when healthy, eric gordon is THE BEST shooting guard in the NBA. that is not debatable.

Not debatable? Harden, Wade, and Kobe are all on another level from EJ. He's just a high level scorer, he doesn't do anything else. I'd take Afflalo over EJ even if the constant injuries are set aside.

wade is not the same anymore.

kobe doesnt play defense anymore.

but yes, ill give you harden. that's debatable.

not afflalo.

illastrate
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TheDude wrote:
ekker3 wrote:
when healthy, eric gordon is THE BEST shooting guard in the NBA. that is not debatable.

Not debatable? Harden, Wade, and Kobe are all on another level from EJ. He's just a high level scorer, he doesn't do anything else. I'd take Afflalo over EJ even if the constant injuries are set aside.

Are you serious? EJ is a pretty good passer and perimeter defender. Who would take Afflalo over EJ? He's definitely a top 5 SG. Injuries are the only thing holding him back per usual.

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Gordon is more talented, but right now I'd take Bled for his attitude, durability and contract.

Harden is definitely the best all round player at shooting-guard today.

Clipperfn4lf
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Gordon isn't the best SG he lacks heart and has a ego issue.

CP3Heliflopter
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Gordon is nowhere near the level of Kobe, Harden, or Wade.... He is also not a good defender. He is terrible defender. I have seen him get burned on defense all the time. Look up any of his defensive stats and they will prove my case.

To say he is better than Kobe and Wade when healthy is laughable and just disrespectful in general. Wade may not be playing great but he is still playing like a borderline superstar and he is a better defender(though his defense has regressed). Harden is a much more efficient scorer on higher volume, with better playmaking abilities and while he is not a good defender he is not as bad as Eric Gordon.

ClipsGForce
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all right, let spin this another question. If healthy and durable, who would you prefer? Eric Gordon or Bledsoe? Also, if we trade Bledsoe to New Orleans for CP3 instead of Eric Gordon (forget the contract status), do you think we would be lot better right now?

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Hands down Eric Gordon.

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i love ebled, but gordon, when healthy, is easily a top 5 sg. the guy can shoot, he can attack the rim, can pass, solid defender. people forget that when he was with the clips, there was a 25 game stretch where he was easily averaging 25 ppg while dishing out close to 6 assists per game. hes similar to dwade, except this guy can shoot 3's.

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Eric Gordon is a pure shooting guard. He can play off the ball, unlike other SGs out there, who need to dominate the ball all the time.

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Bingo!

Lets not also forget he's the worst SG when it comes to handling the ball. Put it this way, BG has better handles than Gordon ever had/has.

ekker3
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put it this way, id trade bledsoe for a currently healthy EJ IN A HEARTBEAT (assuming package $ matched). and by heartbeat i mean, before the heartbeat finished. like that quick.

ekker3
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and that's not me being a EJ fanatic since bled is my current fave clipper and i lost respect for EJ how he did NOLA wrong. but even then.

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^agreed.

ClipperB23
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Gordon is a solid SG when healthy and as of right now he might be the better player, but I honestly think Bledsoe hasn't even peaked yet. B12 is only going to get better while he is under CP's wing.

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I'd take Ebled at Gordon's height lol

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They do different things. Bledsoe is hustle, rebounding, speed, energy, defense. Gordon is scoring, perimeter shooting...

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illastrate wrote:
TheDude wrote:
ekker3 wrote:
when healthy, eric gordon is THE BEST shooting guard in the NBA. that is not debatable.

Not debatable? Harden, Wade, and Kobe are all on another level from EJ. He's just a high level scorer, he doesn't do anything else. I'd take Afflalo over EJ even if the constant injuries are set aside.

Are you serious? EJ is a pretty good passer and perimeter defender. Who would take Afflalo over EJ? He's definitely a top 5 SG. Injuries are the only thing holding him back per usual.

LOL Are you seriously asking me if I'm serious? And the argument is he's a "pretty good passer". I never saw EJ create for anyone else one time in 3 years with the Clips. He just shoots the ball well and draws a lot of fouls. He's a good player but he's one dimensional.

I guess he's ok at most things but he's not elite at anything except shooting. I'd definitely take Afflalo over him. I'll take a solid two-way player over a one-dimensional shooter like Eric any day. Not to mention, he would be BAD for this locker room. He's selfish and he's a cry baby. It was pretty obvious that he wished we wouldn't have gotten BG in all his interviews. He wants to be the top dog but the problem is he's not good enough and of course has never been able to stay on the court. That stuff won't work on this team.

Just overall, I would never want Eric Gordon back in a Clipper uniform. He was a whiner, he's constantly injured and worse, he refuses to come back even when the doctors clear him. He refuses to play if he's not 100%. And that has gone on throughout his career. He is not a professional, he cried about it and talked **** on our organization when he got traded. He made a big stink about New Orleans having the audacity to want to match the 50million dollars phoenix offer to play on their team.

Not a team player, not professional, selfish and weak. We have high character guys on this team, I wouldn't want to spoil that by bringing in Eric Gordon.

TheDude
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clipper*joe wrote:
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Gordon isn't the best SG he lacks heart and has a ego issue.

Bingo!

Lets not also forget he's the worst SG when it comes to handling the ball. Put it this way, BG has better handles than Gordon ever had/has.

Bam.

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EJ brought such a unique skill set to the Clips. Deep range, sneaky strength and quickness, and solid D. He was my fave Clip during his time here. Since he's been healthy again, NOLA has looked like a pretty damn tough team to beat. Gordon has been hitting a lot of clutch shots lately, and I wish him the best because he's a very talented bball player.

No love lost.

tense2
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Not only is it debacle, it's not even true:

http://www.thenbageek.com/players/compa ... %5B%5D=137

Oh and here's a comparison between him and Afflalo for good measure:

http://www.thenbageek.com/players/compa ... 8=✓

tense2
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From ESPN insider: http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8834711/nba-rising-clippers- pg-eric-bledsoe-start-another-team-next-season Apparently, the plan is to keep him for the rest of this season to make a run at the title and as insurance in the off chance that CP3 leaves in free agency. Once CP has re-signed or assures them that he will re-sign, they will start listening to offers, probably around draft time. CP thinks Bledsoe should be able to "run his own team somewhere" (which we all know he can't do here). I don't see any indication that the Clippers would like to re-sign him and use him at SG or off the bench as a....

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CapsNClips
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Bledsoe is going to kill it next year because more than likely we won't be able to retain all our bench players and he will be THE guy off the bench, and hopefully that will raise his trade stock to a point where we can get a package better than what OKC got.

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Bledsoe should stay so he can be part of the Clippers if we will become a champion this year and have a ring.

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tense2 wrote:
ekker3 wrote:
when healthy, eric gordon is THE BEST shooting guard in the NBA. that is not debatable.

Not only is it debacle, it's not even true:

http://www.thenbageek.com/players/compa ... %5B%5D=137

Oh and here's a comparison between him and Afflalo for good measure:

http://www.thenbageek.com/players/compa ... 8=✓

Exactly. Eric Gordon when healthy is a top 5 SG only because the depth at SG is weak. He is nowhere near as good as Kobe, Wade, and Harden.

Wade scores on higher efficiency than Eric Gordon ever has and is a better playmaker and defender even this season. Kobe is better no debate even if you hate Kobe. Harden scores a lot more on much higher efficiency than Gordon so also not any debate + he is the better playmaker and defender.

ClipperRevival
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Come on. It's not close. Gordon. Gordon is a All Star caliber talent. As promising as Bled looks, he hasn't really displayed great skills. Most of his contribution is based on athleticism and hustle. That only gets u so far. What's going to happen when team's game plan for his weaknesses and he can't take teams by surprise? We haven't seen that scenario yet. So he's unproven in that regard. At least Gordon is proven. Gordon can create his own shot and can shoot.

bballman
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all true.on the court,hands down,it's Gordon.only knock on him is he can't stay on the court enough.but that's not what we are talking about here.

Mistwell
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Just a heads up, I put this up at two other boards and will combine results later (all three listed):

*poll/battle-eric ... or-bledsoe

http://www.discusshoops.com/forums/topi ... ntry373586

http://clippers.topbuzz.com/PNphpBB2-vi ... tml#341775

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This question isnt going to be answered. Eric Gordon had a chance to start for a few years, so we can all evaluate what type of player he is. EG will probably go down avergaing 20PPG, 4APg, and 3 RPG for the length of his career, which are really solid numbers. We have seen some gresat flashes of brilliance from EB, but due to his limited minutes we dont know if he could equal those numbers, do better, or do worse. My guess is that we wont kow until EB leaves the Clippers and gets a starting position elsewhere

wessleejr
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Lets compare them when Bledsoe is already a starter. they do different stuff btw Gordon is a good defender and scorer, same as Bldesoe.

prokreation
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Are you serious??? I Hate Kobe but let's not get ridiculous here. 5 rings.

  1. Kobe

  2. Wade

  3. Harden

  4. Eric Gordon/Iguodala/Joe Johnson/Ginobli

Yes, its very debatable that Eric Gordon is the best SG in the NBA.

CLIPPER NATION for life. let's be the logical fans.

prokreation
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Btw, I loved Eric Gordon but you need to trade great to get GREAT. CP3 > > > Eric Gordon all day, any day.

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From ESPN insider: http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8834711/nba-rising-clippers- pg-eric-bledsoe-start-another-team-next-season Apparently, the plan is to keep him for the rest of this season to make a run at the title and as insurance in the off chance that CP3 leaves in free agency. Once CP has re-signed or assures them that he will re-sign, they will start listening to offers, probably around draft time. CP thinks Bledsoe should be able to "run his own team somewhere" (which we all know he can't do here). I don't see any indication that the Clippers would like to re-sign him and use him at SG or off the bench as a....

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The front office thought so highly of him that when the NOLA fron office asked for him as one of the pieces to include in the deal for CP3 our guys said no, and the discussions stalled. We had to go back for a second round of discussions and reluctantly include him in. You're right on the assesment of his abilities and our front office thought the same as well. It was difficult for the FO to part with him

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clipper*joe wrote:
Clipperfn4lf wrote:
Gordon isn't the best SG he lacks heart and has a ego issue.

Bingo!

Lets not also forget he's the worst SG when it comes to handling the ball. Put it this way, BG has better handles than Gordon ever had/has.

which is unfair to BG, because BG actually has some legit ball skill. If we are trying to make Gordon look like he can't handle the ball, we should compare him to "the custodian" Cardinal on the Mavs. lol

fashowclips
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This can't be a serious ? Obviously Eric Gordon. What has Bledsoe proven? Eric Gordon is way way better but different styles and just unlucky injuries from Gordon

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Its eric gordon hands down. Who would I rather have on my team is Bledsoe. For one he doesnt make any where near what Gordon makes plus he actually plays most games. Whereas Gordon you really are not sure whether he will play half a season

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