Despite the fact that his New Orleans Hornets had just drafted No. 1 overall selection Anthony Davis, a sure-fire stud big man, guard Eric Gordon really wanted out of New Orleans.
Gordon signed a four-year, $58 million max contract offer with the Phoenix Suns that the Hornets are expected to match. Since Gordon is a restricted free agent, the Hornets have the right to match any contract he signs.
The fact that the Hornets would likely retain his services didn't keep Gordon from complaining about it. "As for now, I don't know what's going on," he told Jimmy Smith at The Times-Picayune. "(If the Hornets match) as of right now, I'd be disappointed."
Who can blame Gordon, of course? Any time you can leave a team who just drafted a star big man for a squad in Phoenix whose biggest name is Michael Beasley...you gotta jump at that, right?
And to think, Gordon could have avoided all this. He could have accepted the Hornets' one-year tender offer and been an unrestricted free agent next year, free to sign wherever he wants. But why would he do that, when he can get more money now and just complain about it?
Gordon played just nine games last season after being hampered by injures. He averaged 20.6 points and 3.4 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field.