Aaron Gordon will reportedly be a member of the Denver Nuggets for years to come.
According to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic, Gordon has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $92 million to remain in Denver. The reported deal also includes a player option ahead of the 2025-26 NBA 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
Acquired from the Orlando Magic at the 2021 trade deadline in March, Gordon averaged 10.2 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 50.0 percent from the field over 25 regular season games with the Nuggets last season.
In the 2021 NBA Playoffs, Gordon averaged 11.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists as third-seeded Denver advanced past the first round in six games before being swept by eventual conference champion Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Semifinals.
By ensuring Gordon will be with the franchise for at least the next four seasons, the Nuggets are pledging to keep their core intact. Earlier this offseason, Denver re-signed Will Barton, JaMychal Green and Austin Rivers, three players that played a key role last season.
Gordon, who turns 26 on Sept. 16, is on a similar developmental timeline as 26-year-old reigning MVP Nikola Jokic, and 24-year-old rising star Jamal Murray, who is diligently working to return to action after suffering a torn ACL in April 2021. 23-year-old Michael Porter Jr. joins that group as one of the more intriguing young prospects on the Nuggets roster.
With Gordon squared away, the focus shifts to Porter, who is extension eligible ahead of his third NBA season on the floor.
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