Originally posted on Inside the Hall  |  Last updated 7/2/12
NBA free agency kicked off Sunday and former Indiana guard Eric Gordon has a strong list of suitors according to multiple reports. Gordon, who was acquired before last season by the New Orleans Hornets, reportedly met with officials from the Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets on Sunday. The Phoenix Suns are also expected to meet with Gordon later this week. But these meetings may become a moot point as The Times-Picayune reports that the Hornets are prepared to match any offer for Gordon, who is a restricted free agent: The Hornets are prepared to match any offer Gordon receives, even if it’s a maximum-money offer. New Orleans is the only team that can offer Gordon a five-year, $79 million contract. The Rockets appear to be the most serious about obtaining Gordon and could explore the possibility of putting forth a sign-and-trade package that would give the Hornets compensation, so they would be less inclined to match a potential offer. Gordon, who played in just nine games last ...
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