The Denver Nuggets and forward Aaron Gordon have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $92 million. Gordon gets a long-term extension after being traded to Denver mid-season from the Orlando Magic. This seems to signals that the Nuggets view him as a possible piece to the championship contender they want to build around NBA MVP Nikola Jokic. Aaron Gordon is a young and talented forward that helped keep the Orlando Magic relevant for the past few seasons. This extension also includes a player option for Gordon at the end of the deal in the 2025-26 season.
Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon has agreed to a four-year, $92 million contract extension with the franchise, his agent Calvin Andrews of Klutch Sports told @TheAthletic @Stadium. Deal includes a player option for Gordon on the 2025-26 season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 14, 2021
$22ishm for Aaron Gordon in a $115-$120m cap environment seems just about right. Especially on a team where he can do connectory things rather than have to be any sort of primary creator.
— Anchorage Man (@SethPartnow) September 14, 2021
Last season in 25 games with the Nuggets, Gordon averaged 10.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 50 percent and a three-point percentage of 26.6 percent. His numbers and three-point percentage went down from his Magic numbers last season, but his field goal percentage did increase significantly. Aaron Gordon seems to have carved out a solid role in the Nuggets starting lineup.
Aaron Gordon goes coast to coast as the Nuggets close the gap ?pic.twitter.com/pVCGYbxxXv
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) June 14, 2021
The Denver Nuggets have the reigning NBA MVP and are getting their starting point guard Jamal Murray back from injury. Focus this season will be solely on attempting to win an NBA Championship, and they are hoping Aaron Gordon can help them do just that.