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.
Freshly waived Ben Gordon will attempt to latch on with NBA team for remainder of season rather than sitting out, a source informed @CSNNW.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) March 2, 2014
In just 19 games this season, Gordon averaged 5.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 14.7 minutes per game.