The more I see Eric Gordon playing like this, the more he reminds me of Dwayne Wade. The way he drives to the basket, going around, between people, and incredibly surprisingly, hammering it down on people. He might not be as big, or be as good as Dwayne Wade now, but he can keep improving to reach that level. I think Dwayne was 21 when he came into the league and he averaged 16ppg 4rpg 4.5apg as a rookie. We're not even 25% into the season but Gordon's game is at 23ppg 3.5rpg 4.5apg and I think he's just going to keep improving. Gordon will get better at handling the ball and moving with it as he's developing into a different role as "the man" becoming the person with the ball in his hands the majority of the time. Sometimes we forget that this is at the age of 21.
I remember many times Ralph and Mike speaking of Gordon in his rookie and sophomore seasons saying that he had the potential to become a star and I just couldn't see it. But with the game that Gordon is showing now, he will move to being the 3rd best SG in the league behind Kobe and Wade as we have read and heard (sadly) of Brandon Roy's knee problems.
EJ is playing at such a high level, imagine what he will be like when he has his 3 pt shot back. The things that we should expect him to keep improving this season on are getting to the line, regaining his 3pt shooting, finding the open man, he has improved his rebounding a little and he'll keep improving his handle. Things that we should expect him to struggle with this season are TO's, free throw pct (he is getting used to being the primary scorer so he might be exhausted at times to concentrate enough mentally), and that's about it.
I'm really excited about the future of the Clippers, as a fan I don't care that they're losing for now, but I'm looking for the players to keep improving and developing. But I just hope they stay strong mentally and not allow the losing affect them mentally. They have to stay optomistic, and just make sure they have their eyes set on the long term goals.