Reports Have Former IU Basketball Star Eric Gordon Signing 4-Year $76 Million Deal

Eric Gordon’s one season at Indiana has turned into more than a decade in the NBA.

The Houston Rockets intend to keep his career going for several more years.

According to multiple reports, the Rockets will sign Gordon to a four-year, $75.6 million extension.  Including the 2019-20 season that remains on his contract, Gordon will earn approximately $90 million over the next five seasons.

Although Houston has not formally announced the deal, Gordon seemed to confirm the news.

Still just 30 years old, there was widespread speculation that Gordon would be traded after the Rockets’ recent run of roster moves.

Gordon had said after the season that he hoped to finish his career with the Rockets and preferred to reach agreement on a contract extension.

Now the Rockets will have an impressive guard trio in James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Gordon, with each player signed at least through the 2022-23 season..

Gordon was the NBA Sixth Man of the Year for the 2016-17 season and runner-up the following season before moving into the starting lineup last season in Houston. He has spent the last three seasons with the Rockets.

After spending the 2007-08 season in Bloomington, Gordon was the seventh player taken in the 2008 NBA Draft.

Gordon has averaged 16.7 points in 11 NBA seasons with the Clippers, Hornets/Pelicans and Rockets.

The Indianapolis native was the Big Ten freshman of the year in 2008 after averaging 20.9 points per game.


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