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Ben Gordon | Guard

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
College: Connecticut
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The market for Ben Gordon has been slow to develop, according to Michael Scott of SheridanHoops.
Gordon was paid $4.5 million by the Magic last season, but Scotto reports the veteran hasn't received any offers close to his 2014-15 salary. There's a chance a team could bring in Gordon as a bench option, but he can be ignored by fantasy owners no matter where he lands. Aug 25 - 1:20 PM

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Magic waive G Ben Gordon.

There is no surprise here with a report over the weekend saying Gordon wasn't going to be back. He's 32 years old and hasn't scored more than 6.5 points per game in either of his last two seasons. He won't be pursued much this offseason.
Jun 29 - 2:06 PM

The Magic will not pick up their team option for Ben Gordon.

It's a no-brainier for the Magic after Gordon was essentially out of the rotation for the past season. The Magic now have $14.5 million in cap space for the upcoming free agency period. Gordon will likely sign on a minimum deal next year.
Jun 27 - 11:05 PM

Ben Gordon is unlikely to return to the Orlando Magic next season.

Gordon's contract is not guaranteed for 2015-16, so it's unlikely the team will bring the 32-year-old back for a third season. This news comes as no surprise as Gordon sat the team's last 10 games and only played 11 of their final 32. Gordon may have to weigh retirement as he's unlikely to get many offers as a free agent and he can be forgotten about by fantasy owners.
May 14 - 11:12 AM

Ben Gordon and Devyn Marble will be inactive for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

Neither of these guys are in the rotation, so there aren’t any fantasy implications here. Leave them on the wire.
Apr 10 - 5:31 PM

Ben Gordon unexpectedly scored 13 points in 19 minutes on Tuesday, taking advantage of the absence of Willie Green (back) and Evan Fournier (hip).

He shot 5-of-9 from the field with one 3-pointer, one rebound and one assist. Eleven of his points came in the first half and this was as fluky as it gets for Gordon -- he was a DNP-CD in Orlando's previous three games and has scored double-digit points just four times since Jan. 1.
Mar 17 - 11:39 PM

Ben Gordon was tossed from Saturday's game against the Mavericks for cursing at the ref, finishing with six points, two boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 14 minutes.

He stepped back into the rotation due to Victor Oladipo's (Achilles) absence, but likely squandered any hope of increasing his role with these antics. Leave Gordon on the wire.
Feb 1 - 11:26 AM

Ben Gordon will be activated for Thursday's game against the Bucks, pushing Devyn Marble to the inactive list.

Being on the active roster doesn't guarantee you playing time. Gordon is averaging 6.7 points and not much else over 15 minutes of action this season, and he remains a negligible fantasy option in most leagues.
Jan 29 - 5:24 PM

Magic guard Ben Gordon said he thinks his game is back.

"My game is back," Gordon said. "My game is sharp. I'm being efficient and doing what I wanted to accomplish." The 31-year-old is averaging 7.5 points in a reserve role for the Magic and has scored double-digits in 13 of 34 games this year. While he can provide the occasional offensive outburst, he's only averaging 15.5 minutes per game and can be left on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues.
Jan 6 - 9:20 AM

Ben Gordon scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Gordon got some extra run and touches with the second unit as they brought the Magic back from a huge deficit to make it a game late. These outbursts are few and far between so Gordon can be ignored in most formats.
Jan 2 - 10:03 PM

Ben Gordon came off the Magic bench to hit 5-of-11 shots and zero 3-pointers for 15 points, two turnovers and not much else on Wednesday.

He's had a couple surprising games thus far, but we trust Evan Fournier more, and both players will take a severe hit once Victor Oladipo is back from his injury. Starting Gordon in a fantasy league is like playing with fire.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 09:44:00 PM

Ben Gordon scored 22 points during a 105-98 loss to the Wizards on Thursday, adding four assists, two 3-pointers and one turnover in 26 minutes.

He's clearly beaten Moe Harkless for the backup wing minutes and may be able to muster up some fantasy value. Gordon is more of a deep-league option, though.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:13:00 PM

Ben Gordon (dental work) scored five points with zero 3-pointers off Orlando's bench on Tuesday, shooting 1-of-8 from the field with four rebounds in 23 minutes.

Gordon's contract isn't guaranteed for 2015-16 and he's motivated to prove that he's worth one more long-term deal. He may have an occasional 3-point binge, especially while Victor Oladipo is out with a facial fracture, but there's no incentive to own Gordon in 12-team leagues.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 10:39:00 PM

Ben Gordon (dental work) is expected to be ready for Tuesday's opener after practicing on Sunday.

Gordon had some dental work done, but he's fine and should make his Orlando debut in the Magic's first game. He may get some extra time with Victor Oladipo (facial fractures) sidelined indefinitely.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Ben Gordon is looking to revitalize his career with the Magic this season.

"I think it’s a huge year for me," said Gordon. "I never had a year before like last year where I basically didn’t even play. This year is to re-establish myself and who I really am as a player. I want to try to be as consistent as I can be on a daily basis, whether that’s putting in my work in the gym or in games. I want to let my hard work flow and take advantage of this opportunity." The Magic are very deep at the shooting guard position with Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, and Willie Green, so it's not likely Gordon will be able to return to his days of averaging 20 points per game. Gordon has been pretty irrelevant from a fantasy standpoint for some time now, and despite his optimism heading into this season, he should not be drafted in standard leagues.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 01:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Elfrid Payton
2C.J. Watson
3Shabazz Napier
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Ben Gordon
4Devyn Marble
5Tyler Harvey
SF1Tobias Harris
2Mario Hezonja
3Melvin Ejim
PF1Aaron Gordon
2Channing Frye
3Andrew Nicholson
4Dewayne Dedmon
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Jason Smith