Eric Gordon Reportedly to Sign with Rockets: Latest Contract Details, Reaction

July 2nd, 2016 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »

Former New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon agreed to terms Saturday on a four-year, $53 million deal with the Houston Rockets, per The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen. 

Gordon, 27, has had a rough few years in New Orleans, mainly due to injuries and the fact that he signed with the Phoenix Suns in 2012, only to see the Hornets match the restricted free agent's max offer sheet. Once thought to be a potential franchise cornerstone alongside Anthony Davis, Gordon never played in more than 64 games in a season for the Pelicans and was inconsistent when he was healthy.

This past season, he appeared in just 45 games, averaging 15.2 points, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steals per contest.

Gordon's injury was one of many the Pelicans had to deal with this season and a major factor in the team's disappointing 30-52 record just one season removed from a playoff berth. And Gordon's injury history, combined with the presence of Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans at guard, made him expendable in New Orleans.

According to John Reid of, the Pelicans tried to move him before ...

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