Sixers sign 16-year veteran G Eric Gordon

The Philadelphia 76ers announced the signing of 16-year veteran Eric Gordon on Wednesday.

Terms of the deal with the 35-year-old shooting guard were not disclosed.

Gordon averaged 11.0 points and shot 37.8 percent from 3-point range in 68 games (24 starts) for the Phoenix Suns in 2023-24.

“Eric is a proven shot-maker whose ability to create space and punish defenses that overextend will help solidify an already dynamic offense,” Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey said. “He plays bigger as the moments get bigger which will be key for our playoff run. I’ve known Eric for many years — he is devoted to his craft and continuously works on his game, allowing him to have such a long and successful career. We are lucky to have him in Philly.”

Morey was the general manager in Houston for part of the time when Gordon played for the Rockets.

Drafted No. 7 overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2008, Gordon was the Sixth Man of the Year in 2016-17 with the Rockets. He ranks ninth among active players with 2,028 career 3-pointers.

Gordon has career averages of 15.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 886 games (652 starts) with the Clippers (2008-11, 2023), New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (2011-16), Rockets (2016-23) and Suns.