Chris Broussard of ESPN.com has reported that the Phoenix Suns have offered restricted free agent Eric Gordon a maximum contract, which will pay him $58 million over the next four years.
Gordon was drafted with the seventh overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers and was the key element in the trade for point guard Chris Paul that brought Paul to Los Angeles.
Gordon played only nine games for the Hornets this season due to a knee injury. He averaged 20 points, three rebounds, and three assists during those games.
The Phoenix Suns are beginning a rebuilding process and may be without Steve Nash, who received an offer from Toronto worth $36 million over three years.
Gordon would form a young backcourt with Kendall Marshall, who was drafted with the 13th overall selection in last Thursday's draft.
Hornets General Manager Dell Demps has insisted that the team will match any offer presented to Gordon. Demps took forward Anthony Davis with the first overall selection and guard Austin Rivers with the tenth overall selection in this year's draft.
Hornets Coach Monty Williams has been adamant about ...
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