Magic will pay Aaron Gordon big money to repeat his career year
Aaron Gordon parlayed a career season into a major payday, giving the Magic the makings of a formidable frontcourt.
Following by far his best year in the league, the skilled combo forward agreed to a four year, $84 million deal with Orlando on Sunday night, Yahoo Sports reported. A restricted free agent, Gordon didn’t wait around to sign an offer sheet.
In his fourth season in the league, Gordon broke out, posting career highs of 17.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting 33.6 percent from 3 point range.
## ## The Magic, without a winning season since 2010 11, hope to build a contender around a group of talented young big men, led by the 22 year old Gordon, first round draft pick Mohamed Bamba and Jonathan Isaac, their first pick in the previous year’s draft.
The Warriors didn’t have many answers for Rockets center Clint Capela in the Western Conference finals, so naturally they are looking into the possibility of adding the emerging big man. ESPN reported the Warriors were to meet with Capela on Sunday. The Lakers are also interested. But the Rockets can match any deal for the restricted free agent. After losing Ariza, Houston can’t afford to have any more of its core go elsewhere. The Rockets did re sign point guard Chris Paul , bringing him back on a four year, $160 million max contract, as first reported by ESPN.
Three years after spurning the Mavericks to stay with the Clippers after verbally committing to a deal, DeAndre Jordan is finally coming to Dallas. The 6 foot 11 big man agreed to a one year deal worth $24.1 million, the New York Times reported.
Derrick Rose didn’t spend much time in Minnesota last year, appearing in just nine regular season games, but it was enough to impress Timberwolves decision makers. The three time All Star and 2011 MVP was brought back on a one year deal, according to ESPN.