New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon will try to return to action tonight vs. Portland. The shooting guard is listed as day-to-day with a right hip contusion, but is essentially a game-time decision for the 7 p.m. home game against the Trail Blazers.
“I’m starting to ramp up (physical activity) today,” Gordon said after the Pelicans’ morning shootaround. “I still have discomfort as far as jumping and being explosive, running. We’ll see what happens. It is feeling a lot better. I want to see what I can do in warmups (before the game). If I’m not able to do the things I’m capable of, then it’s going to be very, very tough (to play).”
The Astros optioned Matt Dominguez to minor-league camp on Sunday
After playing in the majors each of the last two seasons with the Marlins and the Astros it appears he will have to prove to his team that he is still a big league caliber player. At best, Dominguez can provide the long ball for desperate owners if he makes it back to the big leagues, but his batting average (career .233 BA) is hard to live with if that situation arises. Analysis: Matthew Beck