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Eric Gordon may have offers, but Big Easy likely his home

Apr 12, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT

Eric Gordon AP

Despite the fact he is coming off knee surgery, and that along with recent back spasms have limited him to playing in just five games this season, Eric Gordon promises to be very popular this summer.

He will be a restricted free agent. And he is considered one of the (if not THE) best up and coming two guards in the league. A lot of teams will have interest, reports Sam Amick at Sports Illustrated.

Sources close to the situation said Indiana, Phoenix, Portland and Dallas are among the teams with interest in Gordon.

But the Hornets can match any offer. And it’s hard to imagine the new ownership group — whoever it ends up being — would not match any offer for an up-and-coming star they can market in the community.

And for his part, Gordon tells Amick he really likes it there.

“The first thing I’d say is that we have a very underrated coach,” Gordon said by phone on Tuesday. “He’s one of the best coaches out there, and we’re definitely an underrated team. I know our record [16-42] doesn’t speak for itself, but I’ve been out more than half the season. The Hornets really do have good fans, too. I really can’t say too many negatives about it.

“Overall, it’s better than what people probably would think if they hadn’t lived here. It’s been enjoyable.”

Glad he likes it, because he is going to be there a while.

  1. scottieplongballs - Apr 13, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    He’s gonna get paid and then continue to be banged up and never turn into more than just an average player. Good luck with that.

  2. dexterismyhero - Apr 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Eric Gordon can flat out score. I think he gets healthy and will get his payday.

  3. southpaw77 - Apr 14, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Rather make a run at OJ Mayo, he’s also a restricted free agent. Hey, Cavs are you listening, you need a shooting guard?small forward bad to put with Kyrie and Tristian Thompson.

  4. dirtybird2020 - Apr 16, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    Eric gordon is sick i wouldnt have included him in any deal for paul, he can light it up and throw it down, a healthy gordon would probly be the best 2 spot in a couple years, this stud is young, and im assuming this if his knees arent anything like brandon roys, id kill to have him on the bulls

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