Hornets guard Eric Gordon says that the team's draft lottery win last night won't affect his plans to test the free agent market this offseason, writes Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports. Gordon has met with the club's new owner Tom Benson but they have not engaged in contract negotiations.
"The things that he says make him sounds like a pretty good owner," the guard said. "He sounds like he wants to win in a hurry."
Gordon earned $3.1MM in 2011/12, a year in which he wound up playing just nine games after undergoing surgery on his right knee. According to league sources, the restricted free agent declined a four-year deal in January that was worth roughly $50MM. The Indiana alum told Spears that his knee is now "good."
Even though the impending arrival of Anthony Davis alone won't be enough to keep Gordon in New Orleans, the guard had high praise for the soon-to-be No. 1 pick.
"He reminds me of another player I played with: Marcus Camby," Gordon said. "If [Davis] can get that jump shot, he can be really, really good for a long time."