This time of the NBA year is typically known as the “dead period” because major transactional moves are typically at a minimum, save signing to fill rosters out for training camp. This was not the case for the Houston Rockets. According to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen, the Rockets signed Eric Gordon to a four-year , $76 million contract extension, which was the most the club could offer.
The deal will not kick in until the 2020-21 season, as Gordon ( who is only 30 years old) enters the final season of a four-year, $76.5 million deal signed back in 2016. The last year of this new deal, which will pay him $20.9 million, only becomes guaranteed if Gordon makes the All-Star team or the Rockets win the NBA title.