So Eric Gordon is suddenly cleared for the first time all season to play the second game in back-to-back nights.
Wednesday, Gordon was cleared by team doctors to play at Sacramento. Should we be suspicious of the timing? It’s hard not to be.
Last season, Gordon missed 55 games, but returned in early April. He averaged 20 points a game and was then signed by Phoenix to a four-year, $58 million offer sheet.
The Hornets matched.
One year later, Gordon is now healthy enough to play in back-to-back games just before the end of the season.
This is a good thing, especially if it helps the Hornets trade Gordon during the summer. And trade him, they must.
Remember back in 2005, one night before the trade deadline, Baron Davis was hurt? But when he heard whispers of a potential trade to Golden State, he was suddenly healthy enough to go?
So maybe I shouldn’t be — but I am — suspicious.