Eric Gordon signs offer sheet with Suns; Hornets can match

Eric Gordon signs offer sheet with Suns; Hornets can match

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New Orleans Hornets' Eric Gordon reacts after making the game-winning shot against the Phoenix Suns in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Phoenix. The Hornets won 85-84. Gordon came to New Orleans in the trade that sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

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Posted on July 3, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 3 at 9:55 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Restricted free agent Eric Gordon has agreed to sign an offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns, meaning the ball is now in New Orleans' court on whether or not to match the offer for the shooting guard.

The deal is reportedly worth $58 million over four years, but because Gordon is a restricted free agent, the Hornets have the opportunity to match any offer. The consensus around the league has been that the Hornets would do so, but apparently Gordon wishes to play elsewhere.

Broussard on Twitter said "(Gordon's) desire is to play in Phoenix, not New Orleans."

Broussard wrote on Twitter, "Eric Gordon told me this: 'I strongly feel (the Suns) are the right franchise for me. Phoenix is just where my heart is.'"

Gordon, the key piece of the Chris Paul trade last year, had an injury-plagued year in his first season with the Hornets. He averaged more than 20 points a game, but played in just nine contests.

 

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