Hornets, Gordon don't come to agreement on extension

Hornets, Gordon don't come to agreement on extension

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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 January 26, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
Email: bhandwerger@wwltv.com | Twitter: @wwltvsports

NEW ORLEANS -- The Hornets could not come to agreement on an extension with guard Eric Gordon by Wednesday's 11 p.m. central time deadline, an NBA source said.

Gordon, now in his fourth season, will go into the offseason as a restricted free agent.

According to Yahoo! Sports' Marcus Spears, New Orleans had been given the go-ahead to offer Gordon a four-year extension.

New Orleans was taking a chance on the youngster regardless of his health. Gordon, who came to New Orleans in the training camp trade with the Clippers that sent Chris Paul to Los Angeles, has played in only two games this season because of a bruised knee.

Gordon hasn't played a full NBA season yet, missing time with various maladies, including missing 26 games a season ago with a wrist injury.

 

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