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October 14, 2015 06:07 PM
Guard Ben Gordon was waived by the Warriors on Wednesday.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 8, 2015 09:51 AM
Golden State Warriors' Ben Gordon Limited minutes in Golden State debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

July 10, 2015 09:56 AM
Magic waive SG Ben Gordon
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

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. 

July 10, 2015 09:57 AM
Report: Magic decline option on guard Ben Gordon
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 1, 2015 03:44 PM
Magic rule Fournier, Ridnour, Green out of Sunday's game
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Magic will be without Evan Fournier, Luke Ridnour and Willie Green for Sunday's game against the Celtics, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

A hip injury will cause Fournier to miss his fifth consecutive game, while a hamstring injury will keep Ridnour out of his third straight game. Guards Ben Gordon and Elfrid Payton are expected to see their roles increase. Meanwhile, Green has been ruled out with a sore Achilles’ tendon.

The Magic are 2-point underdogs.

June 1, 2015 04:29 PM
Magic guard Ben Gordon active for Thursday's game
by Chris Cwik |

Magic guard Ben Gordon is active for Thursday's game against the Bucks, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Gordon did not play in the last two games, but will be active on Thursday. The 31-year-old is averaging 6.7 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. 

June 1, 2015 04:50 PM
Magic guard Ben Gordon: 'My game is back'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Magic guard Ben Gordon feels he has settled back into a groove with Orlando following two disappointing seasons with Charlotte, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

"My game is back," Gordon said Monday. "My game is sharp. I'm being efficient and doing what I wanted to accomplish. They brought me in to bring a spark off the bench, and I've tried to keep my end of the deal."

The 31-year-old Gordon is averaging 7.5 points in 15.5 minutes per game off the bench in 2014-15. However, he is converting 41.3 percent from 3-point range, which is close to his career average of 40.2 percent. Gordon shot 38.7 percent in 2012-13 and 27.6 percent in 2013-14 from 3-point range.

"It's been a good situation for me," Gordon said. "I had to re-establish myself. I put it a lot of work, put in the time, and it's paid off."

June 2, 2015 05:47 AM
Magic unlikely to change Ben Gordon's role with Oladipo out
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Magic shooting guard Ben Gordon may be in for more minutes with starting guard Victor Oladipo sidelined, but coach Jacque Vaughn indicated that he's unlikely to change Gordon's bench role, NBA.com reports.

For his part, Gordon says he'll approach the game the same regardless of how he's used. "I think it’s more of a mindset," Gordon said. "When you’re role is really defined and you know exactly what the team wants from you and that’s the be aggressive right away, look for your shot and look to make plays, that makes it a lot easier."

Gordon played 23 minutes in Tuesday's season-opening loss to the Pelicans, scoring five points on just 1 of 8 shooting while grabbing four rebounds and adding one assist.

June 2, 2015 07:51 AM
Ben Gordon lands two-year deal with the Magic
by Joe Polito |

Despite having a falling out with his coach last season, Ben Gordon has landed a deal with a new team. Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that the Magic and Gordon have agreed on a two-year deal worth $9 million.

NBA Insider Ken Berger confirmed the deal. Gordon only appeared in 19 games last season with Charlotte. 

June 1, 2015 10:20 PM
Bobacts cut Ben Gordon one day after postseason deadline
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Bobcats officially waived guard Ben Gordon on Sunday, one day after the March 1 deadline for him to playoff eligible, Yahoo! Sports reports. He will choose between a non-postseason team or sitting out the remainder of the season.

Gordon appeared in just 19 games this season, and three since the start of the calendar year, averaging 5.2 points and 1.4 rebounds.

June 1, 2015 10:30 PM
Bobcats in buyout discussions with Ben Gordon
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Bobcats are in discussions to buy out the remainder of guard Ben Gordon's contract, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Gordon has played just two games since the calendar turned to 2014, and he didn't figure to enter the rotation anytime soon. His contract pays him $13.2 million this season in the final year of a five-year, $50-million deal.

June 1, 2015 10:50 PM
Ben Gordon back with Bobcats Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Bobcats guard Ben Gordon is back with the team after dealing with an illness this week, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Just because Gordon's over his illness doesn't mean he'll see game action any time soon, as he has yet to play in January and the team has no immediate plans to use him. He has averaged 5.4 points in 17 games played.

June 1, 2015 10:54 PM
Ben Gordon misses trip for Wednesday's game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Bobcats guard Ben Gordon did not make the trip for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, the team announced.

Gordon was unable to practice Monday due to illness, but he will re-join the team on its road trip once he feels better. He has averaged 5.4 points in 17 games played.

June 1, 2015 10:55 PM
Ben Gordon dealing with illness
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Bobcats guard Ben Gordon was unable to practice on Monday due to an illness, the Charlotte Observer reports. Gordon has been buried at the bottom end of the rotation, and has only appeared in only one of Charlotte's last 15 games. He has averaged 5.4 points on 35.7 percent shooting over 17 games.

June 1, 2015 11:24 PM
Ben Gordon gets his third straight DNP
by Joe Polito |

Bobcats veteran guard Ben Gordon hasn’t logged a minute of action since December 28, when he went 3 of 6 against the Jazz.

Gordon has been quoted recently talking about his plans for next season away from Charlotte, which doesn’t bode well for him logging any meaningful minutes this year.

June 2, 2015 04:13 PM
Ben Gordon reaches double figures
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Bobcats guard Ben Gordon received some rare playing time Monday against the Warriors, as he appeared in just his sixth game of the season in a 115-111 loss.  

Gordon played only 14 minutes in the game, but that was enough for him to record a season-high 12 points on 4 of 9 shooting, with one 3-pointer. He added an assist, a rebound and two steals.

Gordon appeared in just one of the team's first 16 games, but injuries have pressed him into duty in five straight. He is averaging 5.8 points and 1.4 assists per game in that stretch. 

June 2, 2015 05:12 PM
Ben Gordon makes season decut
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Bobcats guard Ben Gordon, who had a minor right knee procedure a week before the season opener, made his first appearance of the season during Saturday's loss to the Pelicans.

Gordon checked into the game with just over 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter. He went 1 of 3 shooting from the field, including 0 of 1 from downtown, and 2 of 4 from the free throw line. He finished the game with four points, one rebound, one assist, one steal while logging nine minutes of game action.

June 2, 2015 05:31 PM
Ben Gordon expects to be ready for start of season
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Bobcats guard Ben Gordon underwent a "maintenance" procedure on his right knee over the weekend, but he does not think it will impact his availability for the start of the season. He told the Charlotte Observer he plans to be ready by the time the team opens the season against the Rockets Oct. 30.

"By game night? Yeah, definitely," Gordon said. "It usually takes about a week for the swelling to go down. I'll do a little more each day without overdoing it."

Gordon underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection, something he has had done in his knees in the past. He was back at practice participating in individual drills Tuesday. He is likely to miss the final two preseason games. 

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/22/4407248/charlotte-bobcats-guard-ben-gordon.html#.UmcdexDMQ2g

June 2, 2015 05:36 PM
Ben Gordon out for remainder of preseason
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Bobcats guard Ben Gordon will miss the team's final two preseason games with a right knee injury.

Gordon flew to Phoenix and underwent a procedure to relieve the soreness from his knee. He will likely need at least a week of recovery time, head coach Steve Clifford told the Charlotte Observer. He was the team's second-leading scorer this preseason, averaging 10.4 points.

The Bobcats open the season Oct. 30 at Houston.

June 2, 2015 07:18 PM
No consistency from Gordon
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Bobcats guard Ben Gordon was scoreless Tuesday, for the second time in three games. He shot 0 for 4 from the field in 16 minutes of action, in a 94-75 loss.