Gordon still set on wanting to play in PHX
But what about the latest on the Eric Gordon front?
The restricted free agent guard from New Orleans desperately wants to play in Phoenix after visiting team officials. The four-year pro agreed to a contract with the Suns earlier this week, but New Orleans can match any offer and is expected to do so.
Tuesday, Gordon released a statement through his agent, Rob Pelinka, in which he clearly said Phoenix was the place for him.
Gordon's younger brother, Evan, is a junior-to-be on Herb Sendek's Arizona State basketball squad.
According to Ric Bucher of ESPN, Gordon was still spouting off Thursday about his future in New Orleans -- the franchise that holds his fate in their hands.
"Phoenix just showed a lot more interest, overall, and definitely in how they negotiated," Gordon told Bucher. "I don't know what New Orleans' plans are for me. There are no negotiations right now."
Gordon also isn't pleased that the Hornets invested a high draft pick to select shooting guard Austin Rivers out of Duke 10th overall.
"They drafted another shooting guard, a combo guard like me, which tells me they have another plan," he said.
So, the saga continues. Gordon and Pelinka have five days to convince the Hornets not to match the offer or this whole merry-go-round was for naught.
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