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#10 Eric Gordon
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  • Houston Rockets
  • Signed as a free agent in July 2016
  • SG
  • 6'4" / 215lbs
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  • 12/25/1988
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  • 7th pick, 2008
  • Indiana
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2008 NBA DraftNBADrafted 7th overall by L.A. Clippers.
2nd July, 2008NBASigned four year, $12,290,944 rookie scale contract with L.A. Clippers. Included team options for 2010/11 and 2011/12.
13th October, 2009NBAL.A. Clippers exercised 2010/11 team option.
28th September, 2010NBAL.A. Clippers exercised 2011/12 team option.
14th December, 2011NBATraded by L.A. Clippers, along with Al-Farouq Aminu, Chris Kaman and a 2012 first round pick (#10, Austin Rivers) in exchange for Chris Paul, a 2015 second round pick (#47, Arturas Gudaitis) and a conditional 2015 second round pick (Memphis's pick; Memphis's right to choose between sending the pick or $350,000 cash; cash sent instead, thus pick not conveyed).
11th July, 2012NBASigned a four year maximum value offer sheet ($58,365,563) with Phoenix. Included player option for 2015/16.
14th July, 2012NBANew Orleans matched Phoenix's offer sheet.
15th June, 2015NBAExercised 2015/16 player option.
9th July, 2016NBASigned four year, $52,886,790 contract with Houston.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2007 - 2008Indiana (NCAA)
June 2008 - December 2011L.A. Clippers (NBA)
December 2011 - June 2016New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (NBA)
July 2016 - presentHouston Rockets (NBA)

June 29, 2017

Eric Gordon
SG, 6’4, 215lbs, 28 years old, 9 years of experience

A season of relentless three-point gunning and not much else from Gordon, shooting nearly nine threes a game and almost one every three minutes. 37.2% of them went in, relatively consistently, and amidst a rela-tively healthy season for Gordon, whose 75 games played were the most since his rookie season. Gordon is worth his money if he guns up the shots this well, this often, in this many games. That said, if a big con-tract is needed as the foundation for a deal for a star, this is probably the one, considering its size and Gordon's relative unreliability considering his injury history. For now, though, it's all good.

Player Plan: Three years and circa. $40.5 million remaining, with no options. Gordon is a good player in the best situation for his new style of play, on a contract that is not prohibitive. It is hard to imagine him making it to the end of the fourth season, though; as of next offseason, this will become a very tradeable deal.