Hornets guard Eric Gordon relishing leadership role

“I’m not nervous at all,” Gordon said. “I’m here to help these fans, help this organization win games … I’m happy here, and I’m just looking forward to the season.”

He said the No. 1 point he’s emphasizing is being a leader on the team. He’s back after playing only nine games last season because of a bruised right knee that required surgery.

“It was very frustrating during that process, but when I got the chance to play the nine games, I felt like I had something to prove on my part,” Gordon said. “We won games, and individually it helped me out, so as long we we’re winning, everything else doesn’t matter.

– Reported by Rachel Whittaker of theĀ New Orleans Times-Picayune