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

NBA Rumors: Ben Gordon wants to play this season


On Sunday, veteran guard Ben Gordon was released by the Charlotte Bobcats.

“With the recent acquisition of additional backcourt depth to our roster, we believe this is in the best interests of both parties,” Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins said. “We want to thank Ben for his contributions over the past two seasons and wish him the best as he moves on in his career.”

Of course, by releasing Gordon now, he will not be eligible to play in the postseason, meaning contenders like the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder, who would have been interested in signing Gordon, will not want to use a roster spot on him.

Gordon could chose to sit out the rest of the season and enter free agency, but that is not what he plans to do.

 

In just 19 games this season, Gordon averaged 5.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 14.7 minutes per game.

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