The Implications of Eric Gordon's New Contract Extension

Today's episode of the Locked on Rockets podcast explores the numerous implications and ripple effects from the new contract extension handed out to Houston guard Eric Gordon.

The first segment (5:20) explores the basketball reasons behind the multi-year deal, and why it made financial sense moving forward for both the 30-year-old Gordon and the Rockets.

Meanwhile, the second segment (26:48) breaks down what the Gordon deal says about Houston owner Tilman J. Fertitta, who will be paying close to $19 million per season for someone that will likely be between the third- and fifth-best player on the roster each year.

Finally, the third segment (44:00) looks at the extension from the perspective of general manager Daryl Morey.

Topics include why it doesn't necessarily mean a similar contract extension is coming for forward P.J. Tucker (who says he wants one), as well as what it may indicate about Morey's plans for roster building and future trades in the upcoming 2019-20 season. Tune in:

 
 
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