Found June 28, 2012 on
The New Orleans Hornets have made a qualifying offer to Eric Gordon, formally making the prolific shooting guard a restricted free agent.
The move, which allows New Orleans to match any offer the Gordon receives from another team, was expected. The Hornets have stated previously that they intend to re-sign the 24-year-old guard and build around him.
Gordon was limited to only nine games last season because of a bruised right knee that required minor surgery.
He averaged a team-high 20.6 points, and New Orleans was 6-3 when he played. Gordon led New Orleans in scoring in eight of the nine games in which he played.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Hornets say they've matched the Phoenix Suns' four-year, $58 million offer to Eric Gordon, keeping the restricted free agent guard in New Orleans.
The Hornets hope the 23-year-old Gordon can be the center piece of a rebuilding effort that includes first-overall draft choice Anthony Davis and 10th overall pick Austin Rivers.
Gordon was limited to nine games last season...
If Austin Rivers ever gets out of line, all Monty Williams needs to do is ask, "Do you want me to call your parents?" Williams would never do such a thing, of course, but he would not have to make a threat or literally pick up the phone to get such a message across. The New Orleans Hornets' third-year coach is a close friend of Austin's parents, Doc and Kristen...
The New Orleans Hornets got a big break when they won the lotter and got the only franchise player in this year’s NBA draft.It’s hard to image that just a couple years ago in high school Davis was a guard, now he has grown into a power forward. His game reminds people of Kevin Garnett or Tim Duncan not bad. Davis has great length and size, and he just needs to...
Sometimes teams walk away from the NBA Draft and it feels like they just added another guy to the mix. Then there are the drafts where it feels like a team is beginning to put together the championship formula.
Thursday night felt very much like the latter for the New Orleans Hornets franchise.
The one thing that we do know about the 2012 NBA Draft is that the New Orleans Hornets will be selecting Kentucky forward Anthony Davis with the first overall pick.Since Davis will be moving up to the professional ranks, he's decided to make sure that no one will steal any possible marketing sayings in regards to his unibrow.CNBC's Darren Rovell fills us in with the details...
No surprise as the New Orleans Hornets select Anthony Davis, the best player in the 2012 NBA Draft as the number one overall pick Thursday night.
Kentucky forward/center Anthony Davis, 19, is 6'10" with a 7'5" wingspan. His athletic, competitive and shot-blocking skills will make hime a superstar in the NBA.
Only a malfunctioning phone will cause Hornets general manager Dell Demps to use the full five minutes he'll get to make 6-foot-11 Kentucky star Anthony Davis the first overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft.
''We've done our due diligence,'' Demps said, smiling as if to acknowledge how obvious the choice has been from the moment his club won the...
The New Orleans Hornets have selected Kentucky forward Anthony
Davis with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
Rivers was selected 10th overall by the New Orleans Hornets, crushing the hopes of a father-son duo in Boston. The Celtics were reportedly trying to trade up to select Rivers but they were pessimistic about their chances of accomplishing it.
The Hornets just got a lot better after this draft, with Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers.
Anthony Davis became the second University of Kentucky freshman in three years to be the NBA's No. 1 overall draft choice as the New Orleans Hornets took Davis with the first pick of the NBA Draft on Thursday. Kentucky's John Wall was the first pick of the 2010 draft, by Washington, and now the Hornets have made Davis, a 6-foot-11 rebounding and shot-blocking demon, the...
The 2012 NBA Draft Cap from adidas – the first piece of authentic team apparel a player receives after being drafted – is now
available on NBAStore.com.
Here's a sneak peak at what the New Orleans Hornets hat will look like: