Former Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon has signed a four-year, $92 million extension with the Denver Nuggets, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic/Stadium.
The contract includes a player option for the 2025-26 season.
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
Gordon was acquired by the Nuggets at last season’s trade deadline after spending six-and-a-half seasons with the Orlando Magic.
Gordon averaged 10.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in 25 regular season games with the Denver. In 10 postseason games, he averaged 11.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and two assists. Gordon averaged 30 minutes in the playoffs.
By extending Gordon, the Nuggets have all but ensured that their starting lineup will be under contract through 2022-23.
Aaron Gordon's extension brings the Nuggets one step closer to having all five starters under contract for the next two years. Once MPJ's extension is done -- and it should get done before next season -- Murray, Barton, MPJ, Gordon, Jokic will be under contract through 2022-23.— Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) September 14, 2021
The fourth overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, Gordon is on his way to becoming the highest-paid former Arizona player of the Sean Miller era.
Gordon is entering the final season of a four-year, $80 million deal that he signed with the Magic back in the summer of 2018.
If Gordon plays through his four-year extension with Denver, he will have made more than $180 million in career earnings by the age of 30.