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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- 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 because of a bruised right knee that required minor surgery. However, he averaged a team-high 20.6 points, and New Orleans was 6-3 when he played.
The Hornets acquired Gordon shortly before last season in a trade that sent All-Star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Gordon said last week that he hoped to play for Phoenix, but that did not deter New Orleans from retaining his rights.
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Guard Eric Gordon will be returning to New Orleans after the Hornets matched Phoenix's maximum-salary offer of $58 million over four years. "Eric is a phenomenal player that we are thrilled to have in our organization", Hornets general manager Dell Demps said. "We thank Tom and Gayle Benson for making this possible with their commitment to the team, our fans...
The New Orleans Hornets matched the Phoenix Suns' offer sheet to Eric Gordon for four years and $58 million, no real surprise there. The Hornets have made it clear for a while that they intend to keep Gordon around long term and build around him.
Gordon hasn't shown the same type of loyalty.
"Gordon said last week that if the Hornets matched the offer, he'll play...
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Anthony Davis, who replaced an injured Blake Griffin, delivered one of the more memorable...
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.
His heart still may be lingering in Phoenix, but Eric Gordon's contractual future is ready for another tour of New Orleans.
In one of the least surprising NBA developments of July, the Hornets on Saturday matched an offer sheet the 23-year-old shooting guard agreed to with the Suns last week and signed on Wednesday.
Even though a bum knee limited Gordon to nine games last...
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