Restricted free agent Eric Gordon has agreed to a max offer sheet by the Phoenix Suns. It is worth $58 million through four years. However, some internet reports mention that the Hornets have every intention of matching that offer.
Gordon is one of the best shooting guards in the league when he’s not hurt. He only played in nine games for the Hornets last year. Before that, he was great for the L.A. Clippers and helped Team U.S.A. win a gold medal in the 2010 FIBA World Championships.
According to a prepared statement, Gordon says; “After visiting the Suns, the impression the organization made on me was incredible. (Suns Managing Partner) Mr. (Robert) Sarver, (President of Basketball Operations) Lon Babby, (General Manager) Lance Blanks, the front-office staff and Coach (Alvin) Gentry run a first-class organization and I strongly feel they are the right franchise for me. Phoenix is just where my heart is now."
Where his heart is now? After one meeting!?
Sorry Eric, truth be told, you really don't have much of a choice. As a restricted free agent, the Hornets matching the Suns offer means Gordon would stay in New Orleans.
But does the franchise want the supposed leader of their team playing here if his heart is somewhere else? We'll have to see where this one will turn.