July 16, 2024

76ers’ free agent guard signs one-year deal with Heat…

Before making waves with the signing of Paul George, the Philadelphia 76ers added a veteran sharpshooter to the fold as Eric Gordon agreed to a one-year veteran minimum deal with the team in the early hours of free agency on Sunday.

The deal comes after Gordon declined his player option to enter free agency following one season with the Phoenix Suns. The move reunites Gordon with Daryl Morey who signed him to a lucrative deal during his tenure in Houston. The 35 year old shooting guard spent last season in Phoenix, averaging 11 points to go along with two assists and a steal per game. While these numbers were down compared to his career average of 15 points per game, he was still productive and put together a solid season.

Gordon joins Paul George, and Andre Drummond as Philly’s roster additions one the opening day of free agency. In addition to the trio, the 76ers also resigned Kelly Oubre and Tyrese Maxey to multiyear contracts. These are just a few of many moves expected as the team have many holes to fill this offseason.

In 2023, he shot 38% from long distance, which is slightly above his career average of 37%. He ranks 16th all time in three point shots with 2,028 and has the chance to pass Paul Pierce this season to jump into the top 15. With the loss of Nic Batum and the potential departures of Buddy Hield and Cam Payne, Gordon has the chance to pick up the slack from long range alongside Jared McCain.

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