Williams:Gordon Wants to Play

WESTWEGO, La. (AP) - Hornets coach Monty Williams says reports

that Eric Gordon doesn't want to play for New Orleans is "way off


Williams says the 23-year-old guard is expected to finish the

season on the court after his recovery from arthroscopic right knee

surgery. The coach says doctors told him Gordon's surgery on

Tuesday morning was a success and that Gordon should be able to

play in about six weeks.

Williams says he lacks the medical expertise to understand why

Gordon was initially instructed to rest more than a month, only to

undergo surgery this week.

The coach says he only knows that Gordon, who was acquired in a

multi-player trade that sent All-Star Chris Paul to the Los Angeles

Clippers, is "dying to get back on the floor."