Eric Gordon Open to Hornets Return
Eric Gordon’s hometown fans may want him back in Indianapolis.
It doesn’t mean the shooting guard will be switching teams next season.
During a break at Saturday’s annual Indiana-Kentucky boys All-Star game in Indianapolis, Gordon told The Associated Press that he would like his next NBA city to be a long-term destination — even if he winds up staying in New Orleans.
“I do like New Orleans,” he said. “It’s a pretty good city with good fans and it’s a good organization.”
Gordon, the key piece for New Orleans in the deal that sent All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers, is scheduled to become a restricted free agent July 1, giving the Hornets and new owner Tom Benson the option to match any offer Gordon gets.
“They’ve got all the cards,” Gordon said. “But I wouldn’t mind (going back).”
via Associated Press