Nuggets, Aaron Gordon Optimistic On Extension In Near Future

At last season’s trade deadline, the Denver Nuggets made a huge splash in acquiring Aaron Gordon from the Orlando Magic. Not only was he on the back half of his contract, but they also paid a hefty price to acquire the forward. 

In return for Gordon, Denver traded Gary HarrisR.J. Hampton and a future first-round pick to Orlando. This was a move the clearly indicated they wanted him as part of their core long-term. 

With that in mind, Mike Singer of The Denver Post recently reported that the Nuggets and Gordon share optimism about a potential contract extension with a deal possibly being reaching within the next few days.

He is is eligible for a four-year, $88 million extension, but Singer reports that a deal could be for two or three years at an at $20 million to $21 million per season. 

At 25 years old, Gordon is entering the final year of his current four-year, $80 million deal as a member of the Nuggets.