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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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Deshaun Watson will make his Cleveland Browns debut this Sunday against his former team at NRG Stadium. Watson has completed his suspension from the NFL for alleged sexual misconduct with dozens of massage therapists, and this Sunday will be the first game he has played in 700 days.

The Browns sit at 4-7 hoping Watson will be the spark the team needs to stack some wins and get into the Wild Card race. The Texans are still searching for their second win of the season, and many believe the team will be hiring another head coach come January.

With this in mind, who has the worst reputation? The Texans or Deshaun Watson?

It seems like an easy answer with Watson's legal troubles, but upon further review, the answer has to be the Texans. The Texans have hired two consecutive coaches that no other NFL team even interviewed. It seems like no quality candidates have any interest in coaching the Texans. Watson, however, had teams lining up for his services when the Texans decided to trade him.

Be sure to check out the video above as we dive into this topic and make a convincing case, as crazy as it sounds, that Watson is perceived to have a better reputation.

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