Report: Gordon agrees to deal, Suns contemplating Beasley offer
"Eric Gordon told me this: "I strongly feel (the Suns) are the right franchise for me. Phoenix is just where my heart is.
Gordon averaged 20.6 points per game in nine games with the Hornets last season, and scored 22.3 a night the season before in Los Angeles.
Of course, as a restricted free agent the Hornets have the chance to match any offer Gordon agrees to with another team, meaning he may not actually end up in Phoenix.
As for Beasley, the Suns visited the forward in Los Angeles Sunday and are expected to host host him in Phoenix Wednesday.
A report by Arizona Sports 620's John Gambadoro says the team is considering making him an offer.
The Suns are highly likely to make Eric Gordon a max offer. To this point they have not made Beasley an offer but are considering it— John Gambadoro (@Gambo620) July 3, 2012
Drafted second overall in 2008 by Miami, Beasley spent the last two seasons in Minnesota, averaging a career-best 19.2 points per game in 2010-11. He struggled with his role and injuries last season, but could be the type of player Phoenix not only needs, but can actually acquire.
While Beasley is talented, he has off-the-court question marks that could scare off some teams. But at 6-foot-10 Beasley can be a matchup problem on the offensive end, which is something a scoring-deficient team like the Suns could certainly use.
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