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Nuggets' Aaron Gordon: Agrees to multi-year extensionSeptember 14, 2021 | 01:20 PM
Gordon agreed to a four-year, $92 million contract extension with the Nuggets on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The Nuggets traded Gary Harris, R. J. Hampton and a 2025 first-round pick for Gordon in March of 2020. The 6-foot-8 forward went on to average 10.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists across 27.1 minutes in 35 games for Denver. He struggled mightily in the playoff series against the Suns, posting single-digit outings in the final three games of the season. The Nuggets will need another playmaker opposite of Nikola Jokic to start the 2021-22 campaign as Jamal Murray is expected to miss at least a few months to start the season. The extension also has a player option that could keep Gordon tied to the Nuggets through the 2025-26 season. While the 2016 No. 7 overall pick is certainly worth the contract, it certainly raises questions about whether or not the Nuggets will be able to afford an extension of that size -- or bigger -- for Michael Porter Jr. next offseason.
Source: CBS Sports