The Denver Nuggets and Aaron Gordon have agreed to a contract extension to keep the forward in The Mile High City for the next five years.
Gordon and the Nuggets agreed to a four-year, $92 million extension that will include a player option for the 2025-26 season.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania first broke the news on Tuesday, citing Gordon’s agent Calvin Andrews.
Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon has agreed to a four-year, $92 million contract extension with the franchise, his agent Calvin Andrews of Klutch Sports told @TheAthletic @Stadium. Deal includes a player option for Gordon on the 2025-26 season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 14, 2021
The Orlando Magic, who initially selected Gordon with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 draft, traded him to Denver at the deadline last March.
Gordon has averages of 12.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists for his career while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 32.1 percent from the three-point range.
Joining a more loaded and balanced Nuggets squad, Gordon saw his numbers dip to 10.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.
The drop wasn’t a surprise as Gordon took on a supportive role on a talent-stacked team.
Keeping Gordon helps the Nuggets lock up another key piece to what is expected to be a contending roster in the Western Conference this upcoming season.
The Nuggets move forward as they build around MVP Nikola Jokic and young emerging stars Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.
Despite the disappointing second-round loss to the Phoenix Suns, there is still a lot to be excited for in Denver.
The 4-0 sweep happened without Murray, and though it is unclear when exactly he will return to action, the remaining Nuggets roster will pose matchup challenges for many teams.
Gordon, who turns 26 on Thursday, will look to give this Nuggets squad a boost while they await the return of Murray and continue their quest for Denver’s first NBA title.