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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 05:14 PM

Suns, Mavericks, Blazers and Pacers Interested In Eric Gordon

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Eric Gordon has enjoyed his time with New Orleans, though he has been limited to just five games this season.

Gordon will be a restricted free agent this summer after his agent, Rob Pelinka, and the Hornets were unsuccessful in their attempt to negotiate an extension.

"The first thing I'd say is that we have a very underrated coach," Gordon said by phone on Tuesday. "He's one of the best coaches out there, and we're definitely an underrated team. I know our record [16-42] doesn't speak for itself, but I've been out more than half the season. The Hornets really do have good fans, too. I really can't say too many negatives about it.

"Overall, it's better than what people probably would think if they hadn't lived here. It's been enjoyable."

The Hornets will be able to match any offer Gordon receives on the open market.

"We want him here for the long term; we're looking forward to signing him this summer," Hornets general manager Dell Demps told SI.com. "We think he is a big-time player who can score, and we're thrilled to have him. He's a big part of our plans for the future."

Sources close to the situation said Indiana, Phoenix, Portland and Dallas are among the teams with interest in Gordon.


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/sam_amick/04/12/gordon.hornets/index.html?sct=nba_t12_a0

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 07:19 PM

Mavs nah, Suns naaahh, Blazers naaaaah

If the Pacers acquire him then they will be contenders as the Heat/Bulls/Spurs/OKC

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:59 PM

Really? Interested in a guy who can't even stay on the floor? I like the guy a lot as a player and can see why they do as well, but they should seriously consider his consistent injury prone history.

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Posted June 10, 2012 - 10:42 AM

Eric Gordon Open To Staying With Hornets

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Eric Gordon's hometown fans may want him back in Indianapolis.

It doesn't mean the shooting guard will be switching teams next season.

During a break at Saturday's annual Indiana-Kentucky boys All-Star game in Indianapolis, Gordon told The Associated Press that he would like his next NBA city to be a long-term destination -- even if he winds up staying in New Orleans.

"I do like New Orleans," he said. "It's a pretty good city with good fans and it's a good organization."

Gordon's comments are a contrast to the conventional wisdom that he didn't like playing in the Crescent City, rumors coach Monty Williams attempted to put to rest in February when he told reporters it was "way off base."

Time will tell.

Gordon, the key piece for New Orleans in the deal that sent All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers, is scheduled to become a restricted free agent July 1, giving the Hornets and new owner Tom Benson the option to match any offer Gordon gets.

"They've got all the cards," Gordon said. "But I wouldn't mind (going back)."

He spent his first three seasons with the Clippers, and many assumed that Gordon and Blake Griffin would be the cornerstones to the Clippers future.

That changed when Paul became a prime trade target after NBA players and owners agreed to a deal that ended the lockout.

Gordon had a miserable season. He played only two games before bruising his right knee, then sat out for one month as team doctors prescribed rest. Eventually, Gordon opted for arthroscopic surgery, a move that kept him out of action until April.

In all, Gordon played in only nine games, averaging 20.6 points.

Some Pacers fans believe Gordon's heart still resides in Indiana, where he grew up and played college basketball for one year before turning pro.

He sponsors an AAU team in the area and plays in a summer league here along with Pacers guard George Hill. The summer league has given some of Indiana's talented pro and college players an outlet to play against one another when they come home.

Gordon also attends events at Bankers Life Fieldhouse events, the Pacers' home court, including Saturday's high school all-star game. And his younger brother, Eron, is a highly touted youngster. Eric Gordon said his brother has already received offers from Indiana, even though he won't start high school till this fall.

"I go to his games during the summer, during the season it's tough," the older brother said. "He's working hard, he's very capable. But it's hard to make comparisons because I wasn't his height when I was his age."

It's possible the Pacers could make an offer. They're projected to be about a $21 million under next season's anticipated salary cap.

But Pacers president Larry Bird and coach Frank Vogel have both said they prefer to keep their own free agents, including Hill and center Roy Hibbert, who are also restricted free agents, rather than sign a player from another team, following the philosophy of team owner Herb Simon.

"I'd go after anybody, but I understand his (Simon's) point of view," Bird said. "If you go after someone, you're going to pay for them."

The Pacers also are trying to get their front office solidified before free agency starts.

Bird appears to be leaning toward a return as team president next season, and Yahoo! Sports reported Friday that once Bird's deal is done, he will promote Kevin Pritchard to general manager.

The Pacers have said no decision will be made until after Bird and Simon meet, which is expected to take place next week.

All Gordon wants is a place to call home -- whether it's Indianapolis, New Orleans or some other place.

"Basketball is basketball, it doesn't matter where you play," Gordon said. "The trade was something new for me, there were a lot of new situations for me. Hopefully, my next situation will be my destination for a long time."


http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8031831/eric-gordon-open-staying-new-orleans-hornets

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Posted June 10, 2012 - 10:43 AM

Of course, why not? Getting paid millions for not even playing, sounds pretty chill.

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 11:36 AM

Suns To Pursue Eric Gordon

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The Suns are expected to pursue Eric Gordon with their $23 million in cap space.

Gordon could command at least $12 million annually, though many expect the Hornets to match any reasonable offer in his restricted free agency.

Phoenix could preserve their cap space for a 2013 run at James Harden if they fail to secure Gordon.


http://www.azcentral.com/sports/suns/articles/20120629steve-nashs-career-pheonix-suns-nears-its-end.html

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 12:22 PM

I wish Eric Gordon was on Chicago with a healthy Derrick Rose now that team would be a problem

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 08:10 PM

Eric Gordon To Meet With Several NBA Teams

Eric Gordon will visit Indiana Sunday, Houston Monday & Phoenix Tuesday. He will also meet with Portland & perhaps Charlotte & Dallas.


Gordon, the New Orleans Hornets' restricted free agent, is seeking a max, 4-year, $58 million deal, sources say.


https://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard/status/219280418720063488

Edited by LALakersFan4Life, June 30, 2012 - 08:11 PM.





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