Mentioned by Chris Broussard and then by Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, New Orleans restricted free agent Eric Gordon has agreed to a max offer sheet by the Phoenix Suns. It's worth $58 million through four years. However, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports mentioned that the Hornets have every intention of matching that offer sheet.
Gordon is one of the best two-way 2-guards in the league if not hurt. He only played nine games for the Hornets last year. Before that, he played great for the L.A. Clippers and helped Team U.S.A. win a gold medal in the 2010 FIBA World Championships.
He mentioned that Phoenix is in his heart. He doesn't have much of a choice. As a restricted free agent, the Hornets matching means he is staying in New Orleans. After all, he IS the centerpiece of the Chris Paul deal. The Hornets weren't going to let him walk away. They had envisioned him playing alongside Austin Rivers and Anthony Davis.
With Eric Gordon being vocal about being happier in Phoenix, we'll have to see where this one will turn. But the only thing we know for sure is that Eric Gordon will be a very, very rich man.