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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).”
Aramis Ramirez confirmed that 2015 will be his final season.
Ramirez will turn 37 in June in what will be his 18th major league season. He was a legitimate 30-home run threat during the prime of his career, but now here we are 10 years past that prime and he's more of a 15-home run threat these days. Injuries were a big part of his decline and he's missed an awful lot of games over the years, but considering how bad the third base position looks this year, one last go-around with A-Ram might not be the worst thing in the world. Just make sure you have a viable back-up option. Analysis: Howard Bender