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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Report: Eric Gordon not expected to extend contract with Rockets

Eric Gordon is not expected to extend his current contract with the Houston Rockets, according to a report.

The Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen reported Thursday that Gordon’s representatives and the Rockets have had discussions regarding an extension. However, with no progress being made, Gordon is expected to play out the remaining two years on his contract without receiving an extension.

“There was extension talks, but nothing really serious,” Gordon told The Houston Chronicle. “I would much rather be here as long as I can. Everything will work out. I’ll be here another two years. We’ll see what happens. I’ll see how the next two years go, but I would definitely like to be here the rest of my career.”

Gordon has been an important piece of the Rockets’ success since being traded to the team in 2011. In 2017, Gordon was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year after averaging 16 points and connecting on 37 percent of his three-pointers.

Houston has reportedly considered starting Gordon this season following the losses of Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute during the offseason. If that is indeed the case, Gordon’s value could receive a substantial boost and give him more leverage in contract negotiations.

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