Rockets, Eric Gordon reportedly agree to four-year extension
NBA.com Global on Aug 31, 2019 02:03 PM
FILE - HOUSTON, TX - MAY 14: Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball against the Golden State Warriors during Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 14, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
The Houston Rockets and shooting guard Eric Gordon have agreed to a multi-year contract extension, according to multiple outlets.
The Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen was the first to report the agreement, stating it's a four-year, $75.6 million max extension.
The final year of the deal is non-guaranteed, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who added that it becomes guaranteed if Gordon makes an All-Star team or the Rockets win a championship. If neither happens, it's listed as a three-year, $54.5 million extension, reports Wojnarowski.
Gordon arrived in Houston back in 2016 and is entering the final season of his four-year, $53 million deal, per Spotrac.
The 2016-17 Kia Sixth Man of the Year moved into the starting lineup last season, starting 53 of the 68 games he played in. He averaged 16.2 points on 40.9 shooting from the field and 36.0 shooting from long range.
Despite the addition of Russell Westbrook, Gordon's lucrative contract suggests that his role won't be reduced much. The 30-year-old guard was often on the floor alongside James Harden and Chris Paul and has played at least 31 minutes a game throughout his lone three seasons in Houston.