The Los Angeles Clippers had a choice to make on Eric Gordon: Would the workforce absolutely assure his $21 million wage for the 2023-24 season and produce again a participant who suits properly alongside Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, or would they not do this and waive a man for whom they traded on the deadline final 12 months? Because it seems, after 22 video games, Gordon’s second stint as a member of the Clippers goes to come back to an finish.
Based on Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the workforce has made the choice to not assure his deal, thereby waiving Gordon and letting him turn into an unrestricted free agent this summer time.
The Clippers aren’t guaranteeing guard Eric Gordon’s $21 million contract and he’ll turn into a free agent, sources inform ESPN. Gordon has averaged 16 factors on 37 p.c three-point capturing in his 15-year profession.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2023
The truth that they gave up Luke Kennard and a choose within the 2023 NBA Draft that changed into Villanova’s Cam Whitmore makes this a little bit stunning, as does the truth that Gordon can stretch the ground and function a harmful catch-and-shoot possibility. However as Bobby Marks of ESPN famous, that is truly fairly the fee slicing transfer by the Clippers, as a result of waiving Gordon saves them a complete hell of much more than $21 million as a consequence of how deep they’re into the luxurious tax.
The waiver will drop the Clippers projected tax invoice from $169M to $59M.
LA is $18M over the $165M tax threshold. https://t.co/fH45jxSJN8
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) June 29, 2023
Gordon averaged 11 factors in 24.9 minutes per sport for the Clippers final 12 months whereas hitting 42.3 p.c of his makes an attempt from three.