Free agent Eric Gordon has found a new home in the Phoenix Suns, agreeing to a two-year deal that includes a player option, according to his agents, Aaron Mintz and Steven Heumann of CAA Sports. The contract is worth $6 million over the two years, as NBA Online Betting PH reveal.
Gordon, 34, became available in free agency when the LA Clippers decided not to guarantee his $21 million contract. This move allowed the Clippers to save over $100 million on their projected tax bill. With his availability, Gordon garnered significant interest in the market and emerged as one of the top remaining free agents.
During his time with the Clippers, Gordon showcased his value, averaging 11 points and shooting 42.3% from beyond the arc in 22 regular-season games. He joined the Clippers after a trade deadline deal with the Houston Rockets.
The Phoenix Suns have proactively reshaped their roster during the early stages of free agency. They have added several depth players around their core group: Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal, and Deandre Ayton. By signing Gordon, the Suns acquire another experienced shooter and ball handler who brings playoff experience to the team.
Interestingly, this move marks Gordon’s return to where his NBA journey almost began. In 2012, he signed a lucrative four-year offer sheet worth nearly $60 million with the Phoenix Suns. However, the New Orleans Pelicans, then known as the New Orleans Hornets, matched the offer and retained Gordon’s services.
Now, as Gordon joins the Suns, he adds depth to a team with high hopes of building on their successful playoff run and contending for an NBA championship. With his shooting prowess and postseason experience, Gordon will contribute to the Suns’ quest for success in the upcoming seasons.