Rockets officially announce Eric Gordon extension

NBA.com Global on Sep 05, 2019 05:59 AM
Rockets officially announce Eric Gordon extension
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 29: Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 29, 2018 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Houston Rockets press release

HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey today announced that the team has signed guard Eric Gordon to a contract extension which runs through the 2023-24 season.

In three seasons with Houston, Gordon has averaged 16.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists while recording the sixth-most 3-pointers made (680) of any player over that span. The Rockets have won 75% of the games in which Gordon has scored 20-plus points (52-17 mark).

Gordon started 53 games for the Rockets last season after being named Sixth Man of the Year in 2016-17 and finishing as runner-up for the award in 2017-18. He shot 43.1% from 3-point range post All-Star break last season and 40.0% in the playoffs.

Over the past six seasons, Gordon was one of seven players to have averaged at least 2.5 3-pointers made while shooting 37.0% or better from behind-the-arc. He hit 200-plus 3-pointers while playing fewer than 2,200 minutes in each of the past two seasons, joining J.J. Redick as the only players in NBA history with multiple seasons doing so.

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