Rockets, Eric Gordon Agree To Deal

The Rockets and Eric Gordon have reached an agreement, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. The deal, which can be finalized next week, is worth $53MM over four years, Wojnarowski adds.Eric Gordon vertical

Gordon, 27, is a talented scorer when he’s healthy, having averaged 16.6 PPG with a .383 3PT% over the course of his eight-year NBA career. However, in those eight seasons, he has played just 417 total games, or about 52 per year. During his five seasons in New Orleans, Gordon never played more than 64 games in a season, having dealt with multiple injuries. Gordon averaged 15.2 points in 45 games for the Pelicans last season.

It’s quite clear that the Rockets are building around James Harden as an offensive-minded team under new coach Mike D’Antoni. Houston agreed to a deal with stretch four Ryan Anderson earlier on Saturday. Gordon and Anderson had been teammates with the Pelicans.

The lack of state income tax in Texas may have been an added incentive for Gordon, who also received interest from the Knicks and Grizzlies. New York ultimately reached a deal with Courtney Lee to fill the club’s opening at the two.

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13 thoughts on “Rockets, Eric Gordon Agree To Deal

    • Tommy 3

      Gordon average 52 games a year so if rockets expect Gordon to play a full season keep him out of the preseason and training camp yikes morey u might not have a job next year yikes

  1. formerlyz

    Houston going for the all injured, no defense team lol. Mike Antoni FTW…Seriously though, not a fan of this fit next to Harden. Obviously, he can shoot, but he is a combo guard. After what we saw last year, where Harden dribbled, and dribbled, and dribbled, and dribbled, they’ll likely strictly make Gordon a spot up shooter, which is dumb. He does at least give them the improved shooting they need out of the 2/3 positions

  2. He’s either coming off the bench or he’s taking Pat Beverly’s spot at PG.

  3. kylewait89

    I’m completely amazed how committed the Rockets are to not playing defense to the point of player acquisition. I enjoyed those Nash/Marion/Amar’e teams but Marion was playing D and so was Amar’e. With the signing of Gordon and Anderson to add to guys like Harden, Beasley and Dekker they are coming out and saying no to defense. Now all they need to do is trade Capela and Ariza and that message will be fully evident in the makeup of the roster.

  4. Nacho Johnson

    My god, these contracts. What is someone like KAT going to be worth when it’s all said and done?

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