Eric Gordon made it known he wants to retire with the Rockets
Eric Gordon had been pushing for a contract extension with the Houston Rockets for the past two seasons, as he made it known to the team that he wants to retire as a Rocket.
Gordon recently agreed to a four-year, $76 million contract extension with Houston and will remain with the Rockets for at least three seasons, with the fourth year of his deal not guaranteed. At 30 years old though, the deal puts him on track to spend the remainder of his peak years with the team.
Eric Gordon has been working on an extension the past two offseasons and gets it done. He’s made it known he wants to retire with the #Rockets.
Note: He’s played in least 65 games in all three of his seasons as a Rocket (only did so once over his first eight seasons).
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) August 31, 2019
Gordon’s decision to re-sign with the Rockets will definitely help the team moving forward. He’s one of their most important players, especially with his 3-point shooting.
In his three seasons with the Rockets so far, Gordon has averaged 16.8 points while shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc. He has attempted at least nine triples per game during that span.
Gordon is also one of only six players to make at least 200 triples in each of the last three years, joining the elite company of teammate James Harden, Golden State Warriors Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker and Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard.
Gordon’s value to the Rockets doesn’t just end in his ability to hit shots from beyond the arc. He’s also one of the team’s best defenders and it would be a huge blow for Houston if they lose him.