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Philip (Germany) Update on the Eric Gordon contract extension?
Chad Ford (1:16 PM)
Stern authorized an extension ... it's just unclear for how much. It's going to take a lot of money to lock up Gordon in New Orleans. But given his injury history, he does seem surprisingly motivated to get a deal done. This one's a bit tough to call without knowing the numbers.
Yea, Chad Ford, the guy who swore that Gordon couldn't wait to get out of town.
I think it will be 4yrs 45-55m
which is fair to the Hornets and the player option makes it fair for Eric.
with a player option on the 4th year(he would opt out if healthy because then he would be a 7yr vet and could get a bigger deal with the experience rule. This will be key IMO of getting the deal done
Eric is worth the max but he would take this deal if offered IMO
I don't care if it's because of money, or anything else. He doesn't have to stay in NO. When he re-signs, that means he wants to stay in NO. Such is life.
Ya'll dont have to believe/agree what ej says...just respect his opinion and go about your bizz.
BELIEVE IN DEMPS!
An no extension doesn't mean squat, either.
"Aime la vérité, mais pardonne à l'erreur." - François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
Personally, though, I would wager that the deal will be in OUR favor. Think about it. We don't have any incentive to give Gordon a max deal on a contract extension. He is a restricted FA, which means that we give him the deal that we want to give him. If nobody else overpays, then we get him at our price. If another team does decide to overpay, then we match it, and we end up paying the max anyway. Get my point?
Who knows Stern maybe put a limit on how much the Hornets can offer him right now. there are so many dynamics to this.
Like I said I believe the player option is key because once your a 7 year vet you can start earning more money than before.
Almost all elite guys wait until they are a 7 yr vet to sign the 5 yr deal. ala Lebron when he signed a 3yr extension instead of 5 it was so he made more $$ long term. Kevin Love just did the same and many max guys do that.
Yeah, he will want the option and likely get it. I do not think they will go as low as $40 million, but should hover around $50 million instead of $60 million. Who knows what his tolerance level is though.
I talked to Gordon's 3rd uncle on his mother side of the family and he said that EJ wanted to play in the D-League....not in the NBA and not for the Hornets
Basically it comes down to, do we want him to be a Hornet or not?
Because if we don't give him the money he's looking for, someone else will.
Or we'll just end up matching a deal that could be bigger in FA.
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