Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 1/28/12
New Orleans guard Eric Gordon, who was traded to the Hornets from the Los Angeles Clippers just prior to the season, said Friday it was a mutual decision between him and the team to postpone signing a contract extension this week, The Times Picayune reported. The Hornets needed to sign Gordon by Wednesday's deadline to prevent him from coming a restricted free agent on July 1. While several reports surfaced Thursday saying the 23-year-old emerging star had rejected an offer from the Hornets because it wasn't high enough, Gordon said Friday the decision was mutual. "It wasn't that I turned down anything, it works both ways," Gordon said. "Yes, I'll be restricted, but I am just a basketball player right now and the future is unclear. "All I can do is worry about coming back at this point to try and help the team win games at the end of the year. It's not the best situation, but it's also not the worst. As long as I get back playing, that will be the thing." Hornets general manager...
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