(NEW YORK) — Here we go again. According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon is in a position to receive a contract extension by the team, but it would have to be approved by NBA Commissioner David Stern. Gordon was the key piece in the infamous Chris Paul trade that sent the former Hornets point guard to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The deadline to extend players from the 2008 draft (Gordon was drafted seventh overall) is on Wednesday afternoon, so some sort of resolution to the issue will happen quickly. This is all happening because the NBA currently owns the Hornets franchise and any activity by the team must be approved by Stern. Gordon was told of the sticking point by team general manager Dell Demps.
“In terms of my contract extension, Dell Demps indicated that it’s out of his control and NBA commissioner David Stern has the last determination on the contract extension,” Gordon told Yahoo! Sports.
If Gordon is not tenured an extension, he will become a restricted free agent.
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Jill Martin, CNN