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Report: Aaron Gordon signs four-year extension with Nuggets

Field Level Media
15 Sep 2021, 06:40 GMT+10

Aaron Gordon agreed to a four-year, $92 million contract extension with the Denver Nuggets, The Athletic reported Tuesday.

The longtime Orlando Magic forward found a new home after Denver acquired him before the NBA trading deadline last spring.

Gordon, who entered the league as the fourth overall draft pick in 2014, has career averages of 12.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. In 10 postseason games for the Nuggets -- just his career second playoff appearance -- Gordon averaged 11.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and two assists per contest before Denver bowed out in the second round.

The Nuggets will move forward with Gordon joining reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, Will Barton and Michael Porter Jr. Star shooting guard Jamal Murray will eventually return to the fold after rehabbing from an ACL tear and subsequent surgery last spring.

Gordon's deal includes a player option for the 2025-26 season, The Athletic reported.

Gordon had season-best averages of 17.6 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Magic in 2017-18.

--Field Level Media

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