Eric Gordon Believes Rockets Haven’t Reached Their Peak

Rockets' Eric Gordon (left) defending Clippers' Lou Williams (right) in Rockets vs Clippers game in 2018. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Houston Rockets definitely had their ups and downs in the 2019/20 NBA season. Rockets were able to beat the toughest opponents on one night and lose the game they were favored in the next. According to their sixth man Eric Gordon, this inconsistency is the reason why the team never reached their peak.

In a recent chat with Cayleigh Griffin of SportsNet Southwest, Gordon said that this is the most inconsistent team he played on since joining the franchise.

“I’ve got to be honest,” said Gordon. “We’ve had a lot of highs and lows this year. This being my fourth year with this team, we’ve had more highs and low moments more than any year that I’ve been here.”

Gordon added that despite their talent, Rockets failed to be great for an extended period, which is a trait of championship-winning teams.

“The toughest thing, for as talented as our team is, we’ve really never reached our peak,” he explained. “We might have reached our peak for a game or two. When teams win the championship, those teams are always consistent, and they’re always dominant. We’ve shown that we can be dominant for games, but we haven’t been that consistent all year.”

Eric Gordon played his role in Rockets’ inconsistency as he missed 30 games so far in the season due to knee injury. When Gordon is on the floor, he is Rockets’ third-best scorer but not especially efficient. He is shooting 37.0 percent from the field and 31.9 percent on three-pointers in 2019/20 compared to his career percentages of 42.5 and 37.0 respectively.