Forward Aaron Gordon joined the Denver Nuggets in March after being acquired from the Orlando Magic in a much-anticipated trade, and he has now committed his immediate future to the team.
Gordon’s agent, Calvin Andrews of Klutch Sports, told Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated that his client, who turns 26 on Thursday, has signed to a four-year, $92 million deal extension with the Nuggets, according to an ESPN story. The contract contains a player option for 2025-26, a basic salary of $88 million, and incentives of $4 million.
Gordon was picked fourth overall by the Magic in 2014, and he quickly established himself as one of the league’s best dunkers:
Gordon confessed this past March that he felt “frustration” over the Magic’s inability to consistently win anything of consequence, despite the fact that critics say he never took the next figurative step toward superstardom during his time with the team:
Gordon averaged 12.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 50 regular-season games in 2020-21.
Source: MSN Sports