Oct 17, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Ben Gordon (8) shoots a foul shot during the pre season game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats win 110-84. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Charlotte Bobcats waive Ben Gordon


Dec 9, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon (8) shoots the ball over Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second half at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Bobcats defeated the Warriors 115-111. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 9, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon (8) shoots the ball over Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second half at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Bobcats defeated the Warriors 115-111. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Gordon has always come up short in his career, as he couldn’t quite make it in Chicago, he fell short in Detroit and couldn’t latch on with the Bobcats. Now he’s been waived after March 1st — and because it’s so fitting of his career — Ben Gordon is a free agent but won’t be playoff eligible this season with whoever he signs with.

While Gordon is free to still play the remainder of the season with a new team, he’s not going to be able to play in the postseason thanks to his being waived after the March 1st deadline. All players who wanted to be playoff eligible this season had to be waived by March 1st, and because Gordon wasn’t, his season ends in April, even if he signs with a contender.

Gordon may still sign with a contender who wants to make the postseason, but he’s much more likely to sign with someone who won’t make the playoffs but can afford him playing time to showcase his talents for free agency. Memphis, Minnesota and New York could all be options for Gordon but being waived after March 1st greatly reduced interest in the once promising guard.

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