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Rockets G Eric Gordon to have knee surgery, out six weeks

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Gordon slams all over Valanciunas (0:15)

Eric Gordon explodes to the rack and throws down the jam on Jonas Valanciunas. (0:15)

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon will have knee surgery and will be out six weeks, coach Mike D'Antoni said Tuesday.

Gordon had an MRI on Tuesday morning that showed "significant" debris and he opted for the procedure, which will take place Wednesday, D'Antoni said.

"It's been bothering him, actually, from the middle of last year," D'Antoni said. "I think he's probably relieved that he can clean it up, get it going, so he can come as back strong as ever."

Gordon is off to a slow start for the 7-3 Rockets, averaging 10.9 points in 29.4 minutes per game. He's averaging more turnovers (1.3) than assists (.08).

D'Antoni said Chris Clemons will fill in for Gordon when Russell Westbrook is not playing, and that Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers will help out.