Hornets re-sign SG Eric Gordon to 4-year, $58 million deal

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Damn… Max money for Eric Gordon is some serious coin.  The Suns agreed to an offer sheet with Gordon and he apparently wanted to sign with the Suns but the Hornets quickly matched the offer. New Orleans is obviously in re-building mode but having drafted Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers, Gordon does at least give them a “veteran” presence and proven scorer who can help be the face of the franchise along with their first round picks.

“Basketball Judas” as my Illinois colleague calls him was the key piece in the Chris Paul trade so keeping him in town rationalizes the CP3 deal.  Again, I’m not sure he is worth max money but the Hornets needed to keep Gordon around and with other teams expressing interest in the young shooting guard; they were forced to pay him the big bucks.

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