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Eric Gordon doesn't want to be part of the Hornets' rebuilding process.
Returning players: None as of yet
Loses: C Gustavo Avon
Additions: PF/C Anthony Davis, PG/SG Austin Rivers, SF Darius Miller, PF Ryan Anderson
Restricted free agent Eric Gordon says that if New Orleans matches the four-year, $58 million offer sheet from the Phoenix Suns, he will play for the Hornets but not be pleased about it, according to Jimmy Smith of The Times-Picayune (Via nola.com).
"If (the Hornets) were interested, there wouldn't have been no tour, there wouldn't have been nothing," Gordon said. "There's been no negotiations. I was right there in Indiana. I haven't received no calls, to me personally. They've contacted my agent.
"As for now, I don't know what's going on. (If the Hornets match) as of right now, I'd be disappointed."
Smith's article also has statements from Gordon in which he is disappointed that the team drafted another guard in Austin Rivers instead of more big men to complement No. 1 pick Anthony Davis.
That being said, according to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Hornets have acquired Orlando Magic power forward Ryan Anderson in a sign-and-trade deal in which New Orleans would give Orlando young center Gustavo Avon.
Anderson would sign a four-year deal worth between $34-$36 million, according to Stein.
This trade is perfect for both Anderson and Davis, as Davis could possibly play like a Dwight Howard with Anderson being the stretch power forward he was in Orlando.
Even with this move, however, the Hornets have a very bare cupboard as of now, and won't be able to contend for much unless they can keep Gordon while making him happy.
While a foursome of Anderson, Davis, Austin Rivers and Gordon sounds great, there aren't enough other pieces to win more than 25 games in an even deeper Western Conference next season.