According to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the forward Aaron Gordon agreed to a four-year, $ 92 million contract extension with the Denver Nuggets, in a deal that includes a player option for the 2025-26 season.
Gordon was traded to the Nuggets before the NBA’s 2021 trade deadline, and he quickly found a fit with the reigning MVP. Nikola Jokic Western Conference contenders after spending the beginning of his career as the face of the Orlando Magic.
The fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and a three-time participant in the Slam Dunk Contest, Gordon has become more known for his tightrope act than his proficiency as a basketball player.
However, Gordon’s defensive pressure and diverse offensive skill set allow him to be an important piece of the Nuggets’ rotation, as evidenced by the team that won his first seven games with him on the roster and 12 of his first 15. .
Gordon too struck up a close friendship With Denver’s youngest star Michael Porter Jr., another player considered key to the Nuggets’ championship hopes. While less important than his overall fit with the club, this likely also played a role in Denver’s decision to extend Gordon’s contract, particularly with them. currently working on a contract extension for MPJ.
Now approaching his eighth season in the NBA, Gordon has career averages of 12.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks per game.