"It would be easy to put Blake Griffin on this list, but he is that rare player that made the leap to stardom in his rookie season. Gordon, on the other hand, will be entering his fourth year in the league, and is coming off his best season to date.
In 2010-11, Gordon appeared to be on his way to earning his first trip to the all-star game. Before injuring his wrist in January, Gordon was averaging over 24 points per game and 4.5 assists. After returning from the injury in March, Gordon wasn't the same player. He averaged only 17 points a night over his last 15 games and saw his field goal percentage drop from 46.8% before the injury to just 39.7% after.
With the lockout threatening to push back the start of the season, Gordon will have more time than usual to rest his body. If Griffin continues to improve his game, he will start demanding double teams on offense, which will open up the court even more for Gordon. Gordon is already considered one of the top three point shooters in the league, and if he can regain the form he had before his injury it's highly likely he'll find himself in his first all-star game."