Before free agency began, the Los Angeles Clippers waived Eric Gordon and his unsecured deal for this upcoming season to save an outrageous amount of money on their upcoming luxury tax bill.
After unsuccessfully buying Gordon, the Clippers waiving him meant Gordon was free to sign with any team he chose. While he thought he had the interest of many suitors, Gordon chose to go to the team with the most intrigue – but also the most questions – heading into the 2023-24 season: the Phoenix Suns.
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Gordon will sign a one-year deal with the Suns on the minimum to try and help Phoenix win their first championship, as he joins a team he’s been connected with in the past but never hit. He thinks he’s playing a pretty big role for the Suns, given they have plenty of minutes available behind their star foursome of Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant and Deandre Ayton. Phoenix hopes Gordon can give them some pop in their backcourt rotation and another ball-handling option as they cobble together an all-new rotation.
Phoenix has been as busy as any team in the league since free agency began to fill that depth, bringing in some of its own free agents in Damion Lee and Josh Okogie, while adding Yuta Watanabe, Keita Bates- Diop, Drew Eubanks, Chimezie Metu, and now Gordon on minimum offers.