Eric Gordon wants to go to Suns, not stay with Hornets

Eric Gordon is in Las Vegas vying for one of the final spots on the U.S. national team that will play in this summer’s Olympics. He wants to go to London. But he doesn’t want to come back to New Orleans.

Gordon, a restricted free agent who has a four-year, $58 million offer sheet from the Phoenix Suns, believes they are more committed to his future than the New Orleans Hornets. The Hornets acquired Gordon from the Los Angeles Clippers last season in the deal that sent point guard Chris Paul to the Clippers.

Paul didn’t want to be in New Orleans any longer, either, and Gordon suggested if the Hornets match the Suns’ offer and retain him, they’d be looking at a similar situation. The four-year offer from the Suns, a source said, includes a player option on the fourth year.

“Phoenix just showed a lot more interest, overall, and definitely in how they negotiated,” Gordon said. “I don’t know what New Orleans’ plans are for me. There are no negotiations right now.”

– Reported by Ric Bucher of