There is "Optimism" that the Denver Nuggets Will Resign One of their Major Players

Published August 31, 2021 at 1:54 PM

According to Mike Singer of the Denver Post, there is "mutual optimism" about a contract extension for Aaron Gordon and the Denver Nuggets.

Gordon, who was traded to the Nuggets last season from the Orlando Magic, was a major part of the team's success last season. Still, despite Gordon's impressive stats and the league's MVP Nikola Jokic, the team wasn't able to get too far without their leader, Jamal Murray. Murray was injured towards the end of the season and didn't play again after he tore his ACL.

Re-signing Gordon would be a smart move for Denver. The team is hoping to mimic the same line-up they had last year. With hopes that Murray and his peers will stay healthy all season, the Nuggets feel like they could make it very far into the playoffs.

Gordon is eligible for a four-year, $88 million contract extension with the Nuggs. He is currently entering the final year of his four-year, $80 million deal, which gives him about $16.4 million this season.

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