"I'm just not having fun, man," Gordon told The Athletic's Kelly Iko after the Rockets' 118-91 loss to the Utah Jazz on Thursday night. "I'm just not. This sucks. Even the times where I have good games. We're just not using some guys the right way. Are we gonna make the right sacrifices? Do we have the right attitude?"
He added, "Last year was the best year I've ever had being a part of a team. We just never had a bad moment. If we ever had a bad game as a team, you knew the next game we would blow somebody out. It didn't matter who it was."
Gordon had a standout 2017-18 season, helping the Rockets win a franchise-best 65 games. He averaged 18 points per game, his highest total since 2011-12, establishing himself as a great complementary piece alongside eventual MVP James Harden and nine-time All-Star Chris Paul.
While Gordon did not identify which players he thought weren't being utilized properly, his own scoring efficiency has taken a hit. He entered the campaign with a career effective field-goal percentage of 51.4, and he's at 45.6 through 21 appearances this season.