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Wheels Down in Istanbul

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Lots of nice things said here about Eric Gordon, which is becoming a very welcome trend in the media. Plus a nice bonus is that EJ was the cover boy for this story on the NBA.com homepage. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Colangelo was effusive with his praise for the Clippers’ guard, but won’t call Gordon’s play a surprise. "I’m not going to say he’s a surprise," Colangelo said. "What I’m going to say is we’re really pleased with the way he’s playing. And he’s to a point now where he takes a shot, we expect it to go down. It’s not a question in our minds. There are very few players playing on any level where you feel if they’ve got the ball, they’re going to score. He’s one of them. "He’s a pure shooter, just needs a little bit of room. He’s quick. The other thing is his body type is perfect for international play. Big and strong."

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