Eric Gordon Fed Up With Young Teammates

Eric Gordon is not having fun. As the lone veteran on the uber-young rebuilding Houston Rockets, he's voiced his frustration after yet another blowout loss. "Same old thing..." he began. 

“Same old thing all year. We have a small margin for error," said Gordon. "It’s a lot of things. It’s mindset. You got to play for one another. Do what’s right by your teammates. If you do that it’d be more fun. You give yourself a better chance to win.” 

Seems he's not having a whole lot of fun (or chances to win) with his Rockets' teammates, who have an average about a dozen years younger than his 34 years. Houston came into the season with an average age of 23.9, but subtract his 34, and Boban Marjanovic's 34, and you get down south of the 22-year-old mark. 

That's certainly one thing that's led to a rash of turnovers (like the 25 they had in a 20-point blowout loss to the New York Knicks Saturday night). But from listening to Gordon, the youngsters are not "playing for one another" or "doing right by their teammates." 

The veteran guard is one of the prime candidates to be moved by Feb. 9th trade deadline, just about five weeks away. 

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