NBA allows Hornets to offer Eric Gordon extension

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

The New Orleans Hornets finally got word from their owner, the NBA, that it could offer a four-year extension to guard Eric Gordon, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.

Gordon and his fellow 2008 draftees all have till Wednesday night to sign extensions or they will become restricted free agents this summer.

"In terms of my contract extension, [Hornets GM] Dell Demps indicated that it's out of his control and NBA commissioner David Stern has the last determination on the contract extension," Gordon told Spears the other day.

The 23-year-old Gordon spent his first three seasons in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers before being sent to Louisiana as part of the Chris Paul trade. He's only played in two games this season due to a bruised right knee and averaged 21 points per game. With the Clips last season, he averaged 22.3 points, five rebounds and two assists per game over 56 games.

Gordon expects to miss three more weeks of basketball, he told Spears. "The doctor said my knee will be 100 percent sound with rest," he said.

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