The Hornets attempted to lock up Gordon once he arrived, reportedly offering a four-year extension in January and negotiating all the way up until the deadline. Looking back, Gordon said he’s convinced the Hornets wanted to wait for the summer — and the chance to see his true market and match any offer — all along.
“That’s why things didn’t work out at that time, whether or not I wish they did,” he said. “It was an offer that we both couldn’t accept.”
The offers are sure to be even more plentiful this summer. Sources close to the situation said Indiana, Phoenix, Portland and Dallas are among the teams with interest in Gordon. Source: Four Teams Eyeing Eric Gordon | HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors