Shortly after receiving an offer sheet from the Suns and flatly stating that his "heart is in Phoenix," free agent Eric Gordon expanded on those comments while speaking with reporters today. The two-guard says that he will play in New Orleans if the club matches the four-year, $58MM offer sheet but won't be happy about it, writes Jimmy Smith of the The Times-Picayune.
"As for now, I don't know what's going on. [If the Hornets match] as of right now, I'd be disappointed," said Gordon, before adding that he doesn't believe that the club can do much to change his mind.
According to multiple reports, the Hornets will match the Suns' offer sheet despite Gordon's recent comments. The Indiana product's issues with the organization seem to run deeper than personal issues with the front office, however, as he criticized the current makeup of the roster. Gordon said that he was hoping to see the Hornets tab a frontcourt player with their tenth overall pick, which they instead used to draft Austin Rivers.
"I was a little surprised; we have no center and no bigs," Gordon said. "You look at our roster right now, what do we have, one big? Jason Smith? Before Anthony Davis, we had no bigs."