Rockets' Eric Gordon: Inks extension

Gordon signed a three-year, $54.5 million contract extension with the Rockets on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Gordon has been a valuable piece to the Rockets' puzzle the past three years while working as a second-unit scorer and occasional sidekick alongside James Harden in the starting five. The extension will keep him in the fold through the 2022-23 campaign, but his outlook may be more muddled moving forward with the offseason addition of Russell Westbrook. With Westbrook and Harden likely to absorb most of the minutes at two backcourt spots, Gordon could end up seeing a good portion of his playing time at small forward during the upcoming campaign. While that not ideal for defensive purposes, Gordon should continue to garner plenty of open looks from distance when playing alongside either or both of Harden and Westbrook.

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