If you put a gun to my head and asked which was better... Howard for 5 or Gordon for 8 ( Million per year ) I would take Gordon. Now that being said I am not going to be overly critical. 1. We do not know if Gordon wanted to come to Miami 2. Gordon's asking price may have been higher a week ago... He sees other players sign and he then reluctantly agrees to take the 8 million a year. When we made our deal Howard likely was the best option.