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[Chron] Eric Gordon open to signing an extension

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Deuce, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    This is very notable from Feigen's latest Eric Gordon story. Gordon is open to signing an extension. Something he didn't want to do last summer.

    “Eric Gordon, who is heading into the final season of his contract has said he would like to reach an agreement on an extension.”

    Also...

    Rockets players have in recent offseasons gathered in Las Vegas for their own minicamp and Gordon said that has been discussed again. But if he and James Harden play in the FIBA World Cup Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 in China, those plans might need to be adjusted.”

     
  2. BigBum

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    Good news.
    His Max is 76M.
    How much would you give him?
    Start at 17M, keep tucker, reach tax.
    Can’t use T MLE due to high tax.
    Everyone else gets minimum salary.
     
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  3. Reeko

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    max I would do is like a 3/45 extension
     
  4. Rox>Mavs

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    This is awesome....would love to lock him up for another 2-3 years for the window we have. Would make it hard not being able to use his contract for matching purposes in a trade but I honestly don’t see a major trade target becoming available this season for us to use his current contract for.

    Extend him and upgrade the 4 and back 5 using Shump and picks + TPMLE. lock it in.
     
  5. RudyTBag

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    That sounds perfect...
     
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  6. underrated015

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    Extend him. We need his shooting.
     
  7. Garner

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    Unfortunately, we live in a world where terry Rozier was paid 3/58
     
  8. YOLO

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    doesn't look like the rockets are getting anyone else, so might as well extend him in the same window the rest have 2/3 years
     
  9. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    The Eric Gordon situation is the elephant in the room.

    1) The Rockets need the production he provides. Shooting, scoring off the bounce, defense in switches.

    2) Gordon is a UFA after this season. Rockets can't afford for him to leave and get nothing in value.

    So the Rockets need to either trade him NOW when his value is at its highest (it gets lower as we get to the trade deadline) OR give him an extension.

    The key to the extension, is making it *market friendly.* It needs to satisfy EG, but also needs to be seen as a *positive trade asset* should the Rockets pivot in another direction.
     
  10. jordnnnn

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    Another player interested in returning to a franchise that:

    Has a stupid cheap owner that opens his mouth too much and will scare players from our franchise
    Has a nerd GM with no real basketball knowledge who forces a gimmick system that EVERYONE knows will never work. Who also embarrasses himself and the franchise by talking too much, which will assuredly scare off future players.
    Has a no timeout calling, no adjusting, regular season stat padding loser of a coach who will clearly NEVER win it all.
    Has a superstar who gets whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Doesn’t share the ball and forces his teammate pawns to stand and wait for when he’s tired to get the ball.

    Is Eric Gordon insane?

    Or are the negative Nancy’s around here the most over dramatic babies ever?
     
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    Lol this is probably after he got the confirmation that he ain't going nowhere.
     
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  12. YOLO

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    that's probably why the extension has been at odds from both sides. EG's contract has been market friendly for awhile now. so understandable why he is likely seeking as much as he can rn when this will be his last big contract. and the rockets of course want to keep him at value and not at the same numbers he is thinking
     
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  13. J.R.

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    $19M or what Ryan Anderson was given.

    Open that checkbook Tilman!

    Harden $38M
    George $33M
    DeRozan $28M
    McCollum $27.5M
    Booker $27M
    Beal $27M
    Holiday $26M
    LaVine $19.5M
    Bazemore $19M
    Ty.Johnson $19M
    Turner $18.5M
    Crabbe $18.5M
    Hardaway $18M
    G.Harris $18M
    Fournier $17M
    J.R. Smith $15.5M
    Knight $15.5M
    Gordon $14M
    Clarkson $13M
    Barton $13M
    Lee $13M
    Smart $12.5M
    Waiters $12M
    Snell $11M
    Roberson $10M
    N.Powell $10M
    J.Richardson $10M
     
  14. vick

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    Do it. Then sign Faried.
     
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    The best idea is to keep him and tucker, then pay 15M luxury tax a year.
     
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  16. J.R.

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    Next year is very weak free agent class (so hypothetically he could take advantage/cash in?) but I don't know how many teams have money and will they look towards the 2021 class?

     
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    Lebron out, George and kawhi to Lakers., Giannis stays.
    Others are not that good.
     
  18. Pringles

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    So was MDA....
     
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    No reason to jump into this unless he is willing to extend for a real bargain. Might as well exhaust all avenues for trades first, even if it's as a facilitator for Westbrick. I would give up Gordan and pick(s), as much as I love his game, for a solid PF and SF add. Our biggest problem is defensive rebounding which we have done nothing to solve. People keep looking at our regular season success as a barometer on how good we can be next year. The playoffs are a different animal. Chris Paul's stats are still very good. Playoff Chris Paul is not good because he has lost a step on both offense and defense and there is no reason to believe he is going to revert to even 2017 Chris Paul or even 2018 Chris Paul. If we can't get rid of his albatross contract by lessoning our chances for a title in just 2019, we will have to give up Gordan and picks to be in the hope of increasing our chances in 2019 and beyond, even as Chris ages even more. I would give up this season to get rid of Paul's contract and go for it again in 2020. As the roster stands now, I believe, we will be about the sixth best playoff team, even if we sneak into a top 4 seed.
     
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    Paul 3years 125 million
    Kawhi 3years 103 million
    That’s why it’s tax,
    Tilman talk is happy, pay tax is not happy.
     
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