Eric Gordon rejects Hornets 4 year contract extention
The amount wasn't released, but he rejected it last night and will become a restricted free-agent at the end of the season.
WOW didnt see that coming, i love sarcasm!
I would love to know how much it was. He is a good player, but he has to get healthy first.
I know its not the best source but on PTI they reported the deal being offered was a max deal. I don't think rejecteing the deal is bad for Gordon or the Hornets. he can field offers this summer, get a good offer from somebody and the hornets can match it and keep him. He is going to get paid and the Hornets are going to have a chance to keep him.
He wants to play for the Pacers
Pacers are going to get rid of granger move George to the three and sign Gordon.. It's perfect!
If the Hornets deal Gordon to the Pacers, why would they take Granger? They want young talent, preferably still on the rookie scale. George is the talent with potential Stern wants to add to the team. I love George's potential, but you must entice the other team with the offer. Gordon and Granger will make a good combo. Side note....I then say Hornets move Kaman to Houston for Flynn, picks, and cap fillers
it was reported to be between 40 and 45M over 4 years.
it should have been a good deal for NO.
If some other team offers a five year contract, I know that Hornets can match, but do they have to match it as a 5 year contract (which would use up their Franchise Player designation)? The Hornets may not want to do that because if they have the number one pick they will probably draft someone who is better than Gordon and they will want to give a 5 year contract to that player in 3 years, which they wouldn't be able to do if Gordon has the franchise designation.
Damn NBA CBA has always been complicated, but now I've got learn a whole new set of rules. Where is my CBA For Dummies book?
How could Pacers get rid of Granger? No one will take that contract and it is too big to amnesty (I don't think Pacers could afford to pay all that money upfront). Also Granger still has a few good years left.
IF the Hornets offered him the max, I don't see why he'd turn it down. That means they'll match any offer he gets as a restricted free-agent.
I doubt they offered him the max. Especially not without an owner being there yet.
I literally am in shock about Gordon turning that down. I am in front of my computer screen with my mouth open, and the palm of my hands on my cheeks. Macauly Culkin style
I wonder if this is why the Pacers didn't sign Hill to an extension on Wednesday? Saving the money for Gordon...
I can see him trying to get on the Bulls, and I am not being biased.
He and Derrick Rose played together at AAU and they both said they loved playing with eachother.
He knows that as long as the Hornets are owned by the NBA, they will likely spend only the minimum amount to be competitive. He also knows that other teams will be very interested in him. But still, that is a LOT of money to turn down. Wouldn't it be hilarious if he went back and signed with the Clippers?
Am not incredibly surprised. I do not know Eric Gordon, but it clearly seems like he does not want to be trapped in a place where he may not want to play in the long term. People are probably saying "Just sign the deal than ask for a trade". It is really not that easy to trade these big contracts. You keep hearing rumors about Monta Ellis and Andre Iguodala. Well, they have both stayed put and there is really little end in sight to them being traded elsewhere.
By not signing the extension now, he is taking a risk, but it has been done. Andre Iguodala and Rudy Gay both signed incredibly lucrative deals without taking an early extension. My theory, and I could be way off base, is that Gordon might even sign the qualifying offer.
Yes, that would be a BIG risk as you would have to pray for injuries not to be a factor, definitely risking your financial future on having a successful fifth season. The thing is, ultimately, with that one more year, you will than be an unrestricted free agent. This would mean the chance for him to choose where he wanted to go. He might even have the chance of being traded before his fifth year was finished as the Hornets would have knowledge of his not wanting to sign with them.
The odds are, EG will not pass up signing a big time long term extension. It is too risky which is why you have sign almost ALL major players near All-Star level sign an extension with their team after four seasons. The only two close to major guards who I remember chose to sign the qualifying offer rather than agreeing to an extension were Ben Gordon and Raymond Felton.
Still, neither of those players was offered anything close to what Eric Gordon probably was given by New Orleans. Eric has a huge decision about whether to sign a deal that keeps him at the Hornets will for at least three more seasons or he can risk a lot of money and give up about 9 million dollars next season to chose a team of his liking. Many people would just take the money, but being given freedom of choice is atleast somewhat appealing.
Just like nobody would take rashard lewis' contract or Gilbert arenas' contract huh? If he has a few good years left then why not take him? I'm sure if the pacers really want to get rid of him they could find a taker. I don't honestly think they would tho but it would b great to have Gordon and George on the wing
That diminishes the value of the CP3 trade.
He didn't wanna be there anyway..come on he was thriving in L.A. before the trade and they were looking promising. Then gets sent to play with scrubs. I wouldn't resign either. I hope he goes to a contender. The Pacers would be nice or even the T-Wolves. He'd do wonders for that team
Win-win situation for both N.O. & Indy I say make it happen before the deadline
I think this was the right call by Gordon, and he may have just saved the Hornets by not accepting it. As much as I love him as a player, he's always been injury prone, and giving a player like that a max deal is asking for trouble for a team without an owner.
On Gordon's part, he gets to wait and see who they draft to play with him and make an informed decision about his future. It's possible that the Hornets get the first overall pick and land Drummond, or even two top-5 picks with the T'Wolves first rounder, which would obviously have a drastic effect on the future of the Hornets franchise.
Win-win for both sides if you ask me, Hornets need to find an owner fast though, not having a brand new max contract and two likely lottery picks makes them a lot more attractive than if the deal had gone through. I just wish there was a way to combine the Bobcats and Hornets back into the Charlotte Hornets, I miss that team.
There will be a lot of money flying around this summer and several teams have young PG's in place so I can imagine that if Gordon returns to his recent form someone may dangle him a very large contract which would then be hard for the NBA to match. But if NOH cannot keep a team together then how can they find a buyer?
Players like Gordon may not be top draw yet but they are very good and with a lot of stars ageing or being tied up with their current teams then other teams will have to look at the younger talent like Gordon when they come on the market.
If we assume that Kaman moves on and that NOH are unlikely to make any major FA signings then I'd figure they need to keep Gordon unless they drafted say Jeremy Lamb who plays a similar position.
This won't be popular, but given their relative health situations, I'm unsure how much more I like Eric Gordon than Danny Granger right now. The ideal would be to have both, but, unfortunately, that wouldn't work under the cap. According to pretty much all reports, and I'm going largely by ESPN.com here, Granger still has plenty of trade value. Indiana's problem, to me anyway, is that Collison is really better served off the bench with them having a real distributor at the 1.