Guard Ben Gordon was waived by the Warriors on Wednesday, two weeks after the team signed him, the San Jose Mercury News reports. The 11-year NBA veteran's stint with Golden State was shorter than expected. He only played in two preseason games, averaging 1.0 point and 1.0 assist in 8.3 minutes. Gordon was competing with several guards with non-guaranteed contracts for a roster spot including the likes of Jarrell Eddie, Chris Babb, Ian Clark, and Juwon Slaten. The 32-year-old will now look to find his way onto a roster looking for veteran depth, although the opportunity may not come for some time.
Gordon played just six minutes in the Warriors' preseason opener Tuesday, his debut with his new team. We're looking for a bigger role for Gordon on Thursday when the Warriors play the Trail Blazers in their second preseason tilt. Gordon's a somewhat interesting subplot in the Warriors' preseason. A one-time high-volume shooter/scorer that's fallen off the last three seasons is trying resurrect himself on the world champions' deep roster. He's looking for backup shooting guard minutes along with Leandro Barbosa (15 points, 15 minutes Tuesday) and a reconstituted Brandon Rush (five points, 16 minutes).
Veteran guard Ben Gordon has finalized a contract with the Warriors, per Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News. The terms of the contract haven't been announced, but the NBA champs are likely bringing in Gordon on a one-year deal. He has seen his career spiral downward in the last three seasons as a member of the Hornets and Magic, averaging less than 21 minutes of action as both squads carved out more playing time for younger talent. Gordon will have to prove in training camp that he can be a superior source of backcourt scoring off the bench than his competition.
The Magic announced Monday they have waived backup guard Ben Gordon, releasing the veteran after one season in Orlando. Gordon played in 56 games last season with Orlando, averaging 6.2 points and 1.1 rebounds per game. He scored in double figures 17 times, with a season-high 22 points against the Wizards on Oct. 30. The former NBA Sixth Man of the Year, which occurred during his rookie season, has played 11 seasons for four teams with a career average of 14.9 points.
The Magic have reportedly declined guard Ben Gordon's contract for the 2015-16 season. The option was valued at $4.5 million, and Gordon will now become an unrestricted free agent, sources told Yahoo Sports. Gordon averaged 6.2 points per game last season.
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