Sources: Hornets to Match Gordon Offer
The New Orleans Hornets plan to match the maximum four-year, $58 million offer sheet free-agent guard Eric Gordon received from the Phoenix Suns, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Hornets had always indicated they planned to match whatever offer Gordon received, and they don’t appear willing to change that stance in spite of Gordon’s public proclamation that “Phoenix is just where my heart is now.”
Gordon can’t officially sign the offer sheet until July 11. Because Gordon is a restricted free agent, the Hornets will have three days to match.