The New Orleans Hornets announced Monday that Hornets guard Eric Gordon will have limited participation in training camp due to soreness in his right knee.
Gordon experienced soreness in his right knee while participating in voluntary workouts with the team at the end of the summer. He underwent arthroscopic surgery last season on his right knee and returned to full strength at the end of the season and during the Olympic try-outs.
“The team is taking a cautious approach with Eric to give him the best chance to be ready for the season," General Manager Dell Demps said.
The New Orleans Hornets also announced the signing of free agents Solomon Alabi, Dominique Morrison and Chris Wright. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not released. With the additions, the Hornets current training camp roster stands at 17 players.
Alabi (7-1, 252) spent the 2011-12 season with the Toronto Raptors and made 14 appearances, averaging 2.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 8.7 minutes per game. The Nigerian native recorded NBA career-highs in points (11), rebounds (19) and blocks (3) in the season finale against the New Jersey Nets. Alabi has two years of NBA experience, while also competing in the NBA D-League during the last two seasons. The former Florida State standout played in nine games for the Bakersfield Jam in 2012, averaging 9.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. During the 2010-11 season, he appeared in 22 games for the Erie Bayhawks and finished with averages of 7.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. Alabi left Florida State after three seasons, finishing as the school’s all-time leader in blocks per game (2.1).
Morrison (6-6, 210) played four seasons at Oral Roberts University and averaged 16.1 points and 4.4 rebounds in 129 career games for the Golden Eagles. Morrison left Oral Roberts ranked fifth in school history with 2,080 points. The Missouri native also ranks among Oral Roberts leaders in free throws (3rd), free throw attempts (4th), field goals attempted (6th), field goals made (7th) and free throw percentage (9th).
Wright (6-1, 209) competed for the Olin Edirne of the Turkish Professional Basketball League during the 2011-12 season. He averaged 12.7 points while leading the team with 4.1 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Prior to the 2011-12 season, Wright played three seasons at Georgetown University. The former McDonald’s All-American averaged 12.5 points, 4.0 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game in three seasons for the Hoyas.