Eric Gordon: Former Indiana scoring leader's NBA salary surpasses $120 million

Eric Gordon is the first former Indiana University basketball player to earn more than $100 million in NBA salary.

Eric Gordon is a $100 million man.

Gordon is the first former Indiana University basketball player to earn more than $100 million in NBA salary.

Gordon on Saturday agreed to a contract with the Houston Rockets for $53 million over four years, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical and confirmed by Peegs.com.

That brings Gordon’s career basketball salary — NBA contracts are guaranteed — to $123 million, according to data available and Peegs.com conversations with a source.

Last season, Gordon was second to NBA MVP Steph Curry in scoring efficiency in jump shots off the dribble, according to NBA data.

The 6-foot-4 scoring guard was the No. 7 pick in the 2008 NBA draft after leading the Big Ten in scoring (19.5 points per game) as a freshman at Indiana.

The 2007 Indiana Mr. Basketball from Indianapolis North Central was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers and spent the past five season with New Orleans.

Gordon is a career 16.6 points per game scorer. Last season in 48 games, he averaged 15.2 points, shot 41.8 percent from the field, including 38.4 percent from the arc.


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