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Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  14 responses

Report: Eric Gordon Turned Down Extension from New Orleans Hornets


Eric Gordon and the people who sign his paychecks in New Orleans couldn’t come to terms on a contract extension, reports the AP: “Guard Eric Gordon has turned down a four-year extension offer from the New Orleans Hornets, according to a person familiar with the situation.The person, who spoke to The Associated Press late Wednesday night on condition of anonymity because negotiations had not been discussed publicly, didn’t disclose the financial terms of New Orleans’ offer. Gordon, who turned 23 last month, came to New Orleans as a key component of a multiplayer trade shortly before the regular season that sent four-time All-Star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers. Under NBA rules, the Hornets had until midnight Wednesday to come to terms with Gordon on an extension in order to prevent him from becoming a restricted free agent after this season. Because of his bruised right knee, Gordon has played in only two games this season, including New Orleans’ season opener, when he hit the winning shot to cap a 20-point outing in Phoenix. He bruised his right knee in that game and attempted a comeback on Jan. 4, when he scored 22 points in a loss to Philadelphia. Speaking shortly before the Hornets saw their season-long losing streak reach nine games with a 101-91 setback in Oklahoma City, Hornets coach Monty Williams said Gordon is expected to sit out at least three more weeks.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com James R S

    Suck on that David Stern!

  • Justin G.

    ^^^^^Don’t even know what to say when I read idiotic comments like that one

  • Mike

    ^^^^^Don’t even know what to say when I read idiotic comments like that one

  • Justin G.

    Uhhh…good one?

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    James R S…exactly bruh. NO coulda have Kevin Martin, Lamar Odom, Luis Scola, and two draft picks. Stern said the future in New Orleans is as bright as ever, and that he acted in the ‘best interest’ of the franchise…he acted in the best interest of the rich old greyheads in his Association. How was it legal for the NBA to purchase the Hornets anyways???..whatever….now they’re stuck with two injury prone decent players, one of whom doesn’t even want to be there. I can’t even look at the league the same way to be honest, haven’t watched a whole lot of basketball this season….check back here from time to time just to get a feed of the pulse from the basketball community….apparently I’m the only one who is still very jaded over this….whatever

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    this junk rigged…..had to get it off my chest…..OUT

  • burnt_chicken

    Kamla are you serious? You think you are the only one still jaded? Come on, man. Even on this site look at how many good/regular posters are gone. You didn’t notice that?

  • burnt_chicken

    also: it’s ALWAYS been rigged. This offseason/season has just made that painfully–and gallingly–obvious

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com Marcelus Wallace

    The NBA… where conspiracy happens!

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @burnt_chicken, sorry bout that man, I guess I’m not around often enough

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Eric Gordon for Paul George or Danny Granger sign & trade this summer. BET

  • J.C.

    Stern vetoes the CP-to-Lakers deal because he (allegedly) doesn’t want small market teams to be bullied by players into trading them below their market value, and he wants the Hornets to remain competitive. He then lowballs the only good piece of the Clippers deal because of an injury and he’ll probably walk. STERN LOGIC, HOW DOES IT WORK?
    OK when I take off my Jaded Laker Fan glasses I guess it makes sense to see how he performs following the injury (he’s an RFA so they can match another team’s offer and keep him at the end of the year) but still, Eric clearly isn’t all that stoked about playing for this organisation and this certainly isn’t the way to make him feel better about it.

  • Chukaz

    I love how the Lakers-Rocket-Hornets trade was better short term and how the deal they ended up doing with the clipper was worst short term AND long term. The Minnesota pick’s gonna end up sucking, Gordon and Kaman are gonna walk and the Hornets are gonna end up empty handed one way or another and with the 15th pick on a draft that’s top ten heavy then sucks from there. At least the Hornets coulda made the playoffs a couple of times over the next few years had stern allowed the lakers-rockets-hornets trade.

  • IDOT

    I’m not really surprised. He said last year that if he gets a chance to play with his hometeam Pacers he would sign with them. Expect a sign and trade and Danny Granger gets sent to NO.

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