Eric Gordon Rejects Extension Offer
According to multiple reports, the New Orleans Hornets and shooting guard Eric Gordon were not able to agree an a contract extension before the deadline. Despite commissioner David Stern giving the green light on working out an offer, the two sides did not reach an agreement.
Gordon (23) was part of the trade that brought Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers in a move that was highly scrutinized across the league after the Hornets (who are owned by the league) initially had a trade lined up with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. He has battled repeated knee injuries this season and has been limited to only 2 appearances thus far.
The Hornets (3-15) are coming off a loss in Oklahoma City and are scheduled to play a 2 game home-stand against Orlando and Atlanta. Gordon is still expected to miss at least 3 more weeks, meaning his first (and possibly only) season in New Orleans will be short-lived. There have been rumors that the Hornets have been in discussions of trading Gordon, and that he would like to play for his hometown Indiana Pacers. Gordon has said in the past that he would like to continue playing in New Orleans, but has not gotten any indication from the organization that he is in their future plans.