Rockets, Eric Gordon agree to four-year extension
From NBA media reports
The Houston Rockets and shooting guard Eric Gordon have agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced on Wednesday.
OFFICIAL: Rockets GM Daryl Morey today announced that the team has signed guard @TheofficialEG10 to a contract extension which runs through the 2023-24 season.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) September 4, 2019
Houston Chronicle‘s Jonathan Feigen first reported the agreement on Saturday, stating it’s a four-year, $75.6 million max extension.
The final year of the deal is non-guaranteed, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who added that it becomes guaranteed if Gordon makes an All-Star team or the Rockets win a championship. If neither happens, it’s listed as a three-year, $54.5 million extension, reports Wojnarowski.
Gordon, who arrived in Houston back in 2016, is entering the final season of his four-year, $53 million deal, per Spotrac. He seemingly alluded to the reported deal on social media Saturday afternoon, tweeting out “Signed, sealed, delivered” with multiple rocketship emoji.
Signed, sealed, delivered 🚀🚀🚀🚀 pic.twitter.com/yzXugKyOTY
— Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) August 31, 2019
The 2016-17 Kia Sixth Man of the Year moved into the starting lineup last season, starting 53 of the 68 games he played in. He averaged 16.2 points on 40.9 shooting from the field and 36.0 shooting from long range.
Despite the addition of Russell Westbrook, Gordon’s lucrative contract suggests that his role won’t be reduced much. The 30-year-old guard was often on the floor alongside James Harden and Chris Paul and has played at least 31 minutes a game throughout his lone three seasons in Houston.