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Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 12:00 pm  |  5 responses

New Orleans Hornets Say they Plan to Keep Eric Gordon Long-Term


After failing to reach an agreement on a contract extension with their star guard, the New Orleans Hornets took the highly unusual step of sending out a press release claiming that they have every intention of keeping Eric Gordon in the Big Easy. From the Times-Picayune: “We all worked hard on the extension, but sometimes business is business,’ Gordon said. ‘Right now my sole focus is on staying in great shape, and making sure I get back to 100 percent health as quickly as possible, so I can return to playing and helping my teammates and Coach Monty win games. That is really what it is all about right now for me.’ From the team: ‘We made good faith and amicable efforts to reach an agreement on a contract extension over the past few days,’ said Hornets General Manager Dell Demps. ‘Unfortunately, although close, we did not reach an agreement. Eric will be a restricted free agent this summer and we are optimistic and encouraged with the opportunity to sign Eric to a contract that will make him a member of the Hornets organization and community for years to come.’”

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  • 23

    if they traded away paul, what makes eric gordan so special to this organization? very nice player and i can see him as an all star in the future, but hes no cp3. he cant carry a franchise.

  • http://whuteva.com Rob

    Eric Gordon doesn’t plan to keep New Orleans Hornets long-term

  • shawnkemp4prez

    How funny/sick/sad would it be if the Clippers got rid of Billups and re-signed Gordon during the offseason? Chauncey would blow his head off, Stern would look like clown manure, the Hornets would look even more hopeless, and the Clippers would look mighty scary.

  • floe

    i dont think they have the cap space but that would be the ultimate robbery. eff stern.

  • Justin G.

    It would be no different than when the Cavs traded Big Z and got him right back. It’s not exactly a kick in the teeth to Stern, as much as you idiots like to think he’s the root of evil in the NBA

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