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Rockets lock up Gordon with $54 million extension

Jonathan Daniel

The Rockets have decided Eric Gordon is a big part of their future, signing him to a contract extension late Friday.

The 30-year-old Gordon gets a three-year extension worth $54 million with a potential for a fourth season if he makes an All-Star team or the Rockets win a title.

With Russell Westbrook ad James Harden already under big contracts, Gordon becomes the latest. As Tim Reynolds tweeted out , the Rockets could be paying Westbrook, Harden and Gordon alone about $115 million in 2022-23.

Money aside, it means the Rockets are doubling down on the current group being good enough to finally get over the top.

Gordon was sixth-man of the year in 2017. He has averaged 16.2, 18.0 and 16.2 points per game in his three seasons with the Rockets and 16.7 for his career.

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