Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at 11:35 am  |  20 responses

Eric Gordon Open to Extension with Hornets

The deadline is January 25, and Eric Gordon says he’s willing to sign a long-term extension. But the Hornets may not want to invest in a player who has appeared in just two games this season. From the New Orleans Times-Picayune: “Gordon, who was ruled out for two to three weeks on Jan. 6 because of swelling in the knee after his second game — a 40-minute outing in a loss to the 76ers — says he’d have no problem putting his name on a long-term contract with the Hornets right now. ‘I’m very open to a long-term extension,’ said Gordon, the seventh pick in the 2008 draft. ‘It’s all about having enough security to where I’m able to be here.’ Gordon said his agent, Rob Pelinka, has had ongoing dialog with the Hornets about an extension, and that the Hornets have expressed an interest. ‘You know they’ve told me they want me here, they want an extension,’ Gordon said. ‘But it’s all about what they think is the worth in me. They see that I’m capable of helping this team win, capable of playing hard every night offensively and defensively. Now it’s all about dealing with what I’m worth.’”

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  • Red

    Reunite him with Derrick Rose.

  • Jay Rose

    I can see him running with the bulls.

  • http://slamonline house

    ^ !

  • http://slamonline marquis

    or the knicks or nets

  • Fresh Boiardee

    I really want him in Chicago too, that back court would be so vicious!

  • Red

    Only thing is his height, we’d have 2 small guards.

  • http://www.aol.com wagers

    If they got Eric Gordon, instant favorite in the East.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Why did NO do this trade if not signing Eric to a long contract. Stern screwed over the NO, Houston and the Lakers. BOOK IT!!

  • Youngindy21

    No way he goes to the Chicago Bulls. Chicago can’t afford him. He is more likely to go to the Indiana Pacers seeing as there are rumors of a Granger for Gordon trade on ESPN.

  • Red

    Indiana sucks, nobody really wants to go there. And Bulls can get him with a sign & trade.

  • JML-G

    Gordon should sign with Celtics

  • Fresh Boiardee

    Gordon is a free agent at the end of the season, I say wait and see what options are available and try to sign with a possible contender. NO is the trap of the NBA.

  • SportsAddict

    I think he should try and get back with his former team in the Clippers. Or he could go to a team like Orlando or Utah. He could be with great centers and at times he could create for his teammates, and he is an absolute scorer.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    If I was NO I wouldn’t be in a rush to sign him either. He’s very good, but he’s also injury prone.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Red that’s why they are one of the up and coming teams…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Bowen’s Bowtie Collection

    He would be smart to wait until the offseason to evaluate his options.

  • ctk

    the new Mitch Richmond on the way 20 a night for a decade n nobody cares…lol

  • Elliot

    Why is it I always see on every post….come to the bulls/lakers/knicks, dont matter who the player is somtimes #smh. Be realistic children

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    nah he aint Rock 2.0, Mitch didn’t have injuries as far as I can remember.