The latest batch of NBA rumors have a lot of teams in the pursuit of Eric Gordon. A surprise team has popped up in discussions and it is the Phoenix Suns. The team may be lowballing Steve Nash but they are prepared to offer the max to Gordon.
I am shocked by this development. I could not believe my eyes when I read that Gordon was a possibility for the Suns, but then I thought about it. He would certainly fit in with new point guard Kendall Marshall and give the team a brand new young backcourt. I think those two could grow and develop together into a great tandem.
I expect that the Suns will do everything in their power to get Gordon. If they are able to get a star of his caliber, I think that they will be back in the playoffs quicker than many think. I hope to see that because the Suns are certainly a fun team to watch. A young backcourt will only help people support the team.
Eric Gordon still has plenty of suitors on the market so he is going to take some time to make a decision. I do not expect him to join a team for a couple of days, if not a week. He needs to mull through all of his offers before deciding his basketball future. I do not blame him for that, since this is first big contract.
The Suns adding a guy like Gordon would shake up the NBA rumors. Not many people had him pegged for the desert, but I expect the New Orleans Hornets and Indiana Pacers to make a strong push for him. The Hornets offer Anthony Davis and the Pacers offer the hometown vibe. Big decision coming.