Dec 20, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon prior to the game against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Gordon says he wants to play for a contender next season

Ben Gordon is in the middle of his tenth season in the NBA, and he is in the middle of his worst season as well. Gordon is averaging just over five points per game for the Bobcats, but they are having one of their best seasons in a while. Gordon is set to be a free agent at the end of the season, and it is unlikely that he re-signs in Charlotte.

Gordon told my man Lang Greene over at HOOPSWORLD that winning a championship is going to be the most important factor in terms of his free agency:

“It means everything,” Gordon told HOOPSWORLD on the importance of closing his career with a title. “That’s why we play the game, just to have a chance to get into the playoffs and see what happens. For me especially, I haven’t been to the playoffs the last four seasons so making it this year is a big goal of mine. Not only for me but my teammates as well.”

Gordon can score, so if he can offer some good production off the bench, then he will certainly be able to find himself on a contending team next season. I’m sure the Miami Heat would love to add another veteran guy who can shoot for a cheap price.

 

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