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NEW ORLEANS HORNETS HOPE TO KEEP ERIC GORDON ON THEIR TEAM
Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:51 PM EST

Shooting guard Eric Gordon continues a central figure in the Hornets ‘ long term arrangement, although the prolific player turned down a four-year extension offer from the club, New Orleans director Dell Demps expounded. Baseball lines

“It’s a position where we talked, thought we came close to a deal and it barely didn’t accomplish, but we are still very upbeat we can get anything done this summer,” Demps asserted. “It’s not an enormous matter. It’s not a situation that is uncommon. … There are more steps that you can use to sign Eric to a long term deal and that are our objective.”

By passing on the Hornets ‘ proposal, Gordon fundamentally chose to turn into a restricted free agent when the next league year begins July 1. While other teams can make proposals to Gordon at that time, the Hornets will have the prerogative to complement or surpass the maximum deal other teams are able to make. Baseball betting lines

Demps disapproved to go into detail about the price of the extension Gordon was offered.

Under league principles, the utmost a four-year deal might have been worth would be a little bit about $60 million, which is the deal Kevin Love accepted from Minnesota on Wednesday. The Hornets also could have offered Gordon a maximum five-year agreement worth about $78 million, similar to what Russell Westbrook accepted from Oklahoma City.

Nonetheless league rules also restrain teams to only one player with a 5-year extension for optimum cash, and the Hornets haven’t been ready to see Gordon play very much in their system due to his injury, which has sidelined him for all but 2 games.

The Hornets currently belong to the NBA, meaning Commissioner David Stern, who is momentarily acting in the role of team owner, had the last say in what type of agreement the Hornets could present Gordon.

“We were authorized to make a deal, we had chats that were effective, and although we did not come to an agreement, the talks were friendly,” Demps related.

Gordon, who turned 23 last month, came to New Orleans as an essential part of a multi-player trade shortly before the regular season that sent 4-time All-Star point guard Chris Paul to the LA Clippers. Under NBA rules, players who were due to become limited free agents at the end of this season had till midnight Wednesday to achieve early extensions with their groups.

Gordon injured his knee during New Orleans’ season opener, in which he also hit the winning shot to cap a 20-point outing in Phoenix. In that game, he banged knees with Grant Hill. Gordon attempted a comeback on Jan. 4, when he scored 22 points in a loss to Philadelphia, but has been out since.

Demps claimed Gordon will be out at least 3 more weeks, at which time he’s going to be reevaluated and possibly be well placed to start basketball activities.

Gordon’s knee is structurally sound, Demps announced, but the Hornets are taking wary approach.

“After consulting with doctors, it was agreed on that rest and rehabilitation would be the best long term solution for Eric,” Demps recounted. “Whenever you’re handling knees, you need to take proper steps that won’t have negative long term results.”

Gordon averaged 22.3 points last season, his third as a pro. He missed twenty or more games in each of the previous two seasons with assorted, relatively minor wounds. In his 2nd season, he missed twenty games with a combination of ailments including a groin injury and twisted toe. Last season, he missed twenty-six games due to a right wrist injury.

The Hornets are 1-1 in games Gordon has played this season and 2-14 in games he has missed. While New Orleans has played solid enough defense to stay competitive in almost all of its games, playing without Gordon’s scoring punch has injure in the last minutes.


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