We count down the five best shooting guards in the history of the LA Clippers franchise.
This week, we’re taking a look at the top players at each position in the history of the LA Clippers franchise. Yesterday, we started off by counting down the best five point guards to suit up for the Clippers. Today, we move on to the two-spot.
These are the best shooting guards in the history of the LA Clippers.
LA Clippers best shooting guards in franchise history: 5) Eric Gordon
The current reserve guard for the Houston Rockets started his career with the Clippers in Los Angeles after being taken seventh overall in the 2008 NBA Draft.
Gordon started his career with a bang, earning a spot on the 2008-09 All Rookie Team along with his Splash Gordon nickname hitting 38.9 percent of his three point shots in his first NBA season. His status as a sharpshooter has remained with him throughout the course of his twelve year NBA career. He’s currently hitting 32 percent of his 8.5 shots from deep per game as part of the Rockets’ long-range offensive attack.
The 2016-17 Sixth Man of the Year spent his first three seasons in Los Angeles, where he averaged 18.1 points, 3.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game and shot 37.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Gordon was a key piece in the trade that brought Chris Paul to the Clippers when he was shipped to New Orleans, along with Al-Farouq Aminu, Chris Kaman and a 2012 first round draft pick to land the superstar point guard in Los Angeles. Paul would go on to cement himself as the greatest point guard in the history of the Clippers franchise, while Gordon would have a productive, yet disappointing five year run with the Hornets. He was never able to quite reach the heights of stardom of which his early years in Los Angeles showed promise.
He’s spent the past four seasons in Houston, where he has established himself as one of the premiere sixth men in the league, continuing to shoot volume three-point shots at a high percentage.
His time in Los Angeles was enough to land him on our list of the best shooting guards in team history.