Aaron Gordon Signs Four-Year Contract Extension With The Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets acquired Aaron Gordon via a blockbuster trade back in March and, as of Tuesday afternoon, plan to keep him around for a few more years. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Gordon and the Nuggets have agreed to a four-year, $92 million contract extension. The deal includes a player option on Gordon's 2025-26 season.
This move should come as no surprise, as both parties were keen on a contract extension. Gordon, 25, was in Denver for just over two months and proved to be an auspicious addition to the team — primarily on the defensive end. During the Nuggets' postseason run, Gordon was responsible for slowing down the opposing team's preeminent scorer, which included Damian Lillard. Who can forget Game 2 against Portland, which saw Gordon's stifling defense hold Lillard to 10 points in the second half, despite him dropping 32 points in the first?

When it comes to his role in Denver's offense, the skywalker fits seamlessly alongside Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. His adept slashing skills make for a fruitful relationship alongside The Joker and once Murray went down with his ACL tear, Gordon showcased the ability to punish smaller defenders in the post — this allowing Murray more spot-up opportunities upon his return.

In 25 games with the Nuggets, Gordon averaged 10.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists on an impressive 50% shooting from the field. 

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