The Houston Rockets on Friday reached agreement with guard Eric Gordon on the largest contract extension they could offer.
With Eric Gordon, 30, going into the final season of the four-year deal he signed with the Houston Rockets as a free agent in 2016, the Rockets will sign Gordon to a four-year, $75.6 million extension. Including the remaining season on his contract, Gordon will earn roughly $90 million over the next five seasons.
Gordon was the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in the 2016-17 season and runner-up the following season before moving into the starting lineup last season. He has averaged 16.8 points in his three seasons with the Rockets.
He had said after the season that he hoped to finish his career with the Rockets and preferred to reach agreement on a contract extension.
With the deal, the Rockets have their guards – James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Gordon – all signed at least through the 2022-23 season, though Harden and Westbrook have player options for that season.
The final season of Gordon’s contract, with 20.9 million, is not guaranteed unless the Rockets win an NBA championship or Gordon is an All-Star.