The Phoenix Suns today announced that the team has signed free agent guard Eric Gordon.
“Eric is a winning player who will make our team more dynamic and help us in our pursuit of an NBA championship,” said Phoenix Suns President of Basketball Operations and General Manager James Jones.
Gordon is a 15-year NBA veteran who ranks 20th in NBA history, and eighth among active players, with 1,878 career three-pointers made. He holds averages of 16.0 points on 42.9% shooting from the field, 37.1% from three-point range and 81.1% from the free throw line, plus 2.8 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 818 career games with the LA Clippers, New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans and Houston Rockets. The NBA Sixth Man of the Award winner in 2016-17 while with Houston, Gordon also won the 2017 NBA Three-Point Contest as part of All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. He has recorded 32 career games scoring 30-plus points, including a career-high 50 for the Rockets in a win at Utah on Jan. 27, 2020.
Last season, the 34-year-old averaged 12.4 points on 44.6% shooting from the field and 37.1% from three-point range plus 2.7 assists in 69 games with the Rockets and the Clippers, shooting 46.3% from the field and 42.3% from behind the arc in his final 22 games after being dealt to the Clippers at the trade deadline. A 6’-3”, 215-pound guard, Gordon started all five games for the Clippers in their first-round matchup against the Suns and he has appeared in 60 career playoff games, averaging 15.6 points.
Initially selected seventh overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Clippers, Gordon was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team for the 2008-09 season. In 2010, Gordon won a gold medal representing the United States in the FIBA World Championship in Turkey on a team that included his now Suns teammate Kevin Durant. A native of Indianapolis, Gordon played one season at Indiana University before declaring for the NBA Draft.
– Suns.com –