Eric Gordon Agrees to Four-Year Contract Extension with Rockets

Pamor Houston Rockets as one of the most ambitious teams in the last five seasons can not be doubted. This is clearly illustrated from their movements in the recruitment of players to the firm and direct statement from the Rockets general manager, Darryl Morey. Morey did not hesitate to mention that they will continue to be aggressive in recruiting players to get the title.

On the other hand, Morey also realized that his team already had a core of reliable players. Most recently, the Rockets even awarded Eric Gordon a contract extension. The winner of the best reserve player 2016-2017 agreed with a new four-year contract worth a maximum of US $ 75.6 million. The new contract will take effect next season, as the first four season contracts expire which both parties agreed on in 2016.

However, there is something special in the agreement this time. The Houston Chronicle said, the new contract in writing said that only guaranteed in the first three years. A fourth year contract and fee will be given if Eric manages to play in an All Star game or leads the Rockets to the championship.  

Eric has been an important part of the Rockets in the last three seasons. In addition to the individual titles that have been mentioned, averaging 16.8 points per game in the last three seasons is clear evidence of the importance of Eric’s role in the team. On the other hand, his ability to shoot tripoin is slick (37 percent), making him quite tuned with James Harden’s full mastery game.

Seeing the squad ahead of the 2019-2020 season, it is probable that Eric will be promoted to become a major player (starter). He could be the right companion for the Harden and Russell Westbrook duo along with PJ Tucker and Clint Capela in the front court area. (DRMK)

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