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Eric Gordon to have knee scoped, out another six weeks

New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 26: Eric Gordon #10 of the New Orleans Hornets celebrates after scoring the game winning basket against the Phoenix Suns during the season openning NBA game at US Airways Center on December 26, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Hornets defeated the Suns 85-84. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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When Chris Paul was traded to the Clippers, the general consensus was it was a great move for Los Angeles so long as CP3’s knees held up.

Turns out, it was the Hornets who should have been warned about Eric Gordon.

He has played only two games for the Hornets this season due to a right knee injury and now he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on it, the team announced late Monday. That means he will be out about another six weeks.

“After consulting with our medical staff, we concluded that surgery was the best route and in the best interest of Eric for the long term. We had hoped with rest and rehab, Eric’s knee would have healed.” General Manager Dell Demps said in a released statement. “Eric is eager to return to the court and we are confident Hornet Fans will get to see him soon.”

It’s been a rough season for New Orleans, who with a win Monday night now have five on the season. Gordon was the star coming back for Chris Paul, the future All-Star two guard who the Hornets could use as a building block. Still can. Just not much this year.