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Ben Gordon | Guard

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
College: Connecticut
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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

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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

Ben Gordon officially signed a two-year, $9 million deal with the Magic on Friday.

The second year is a team option, which mitigates the risk for Orlando, but they're still taking a gamble that the 31-year-old guard will bounce back after a career-worst season in Charlotte. The Magic are deep at SG with Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, Doron Lamb and Willie Green all in the mix, which gives Gordon even less upside for fantasy purposes.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 11:12:00 AM

The Magic have agreed to sign Ben Gordon on a two-year, $9 million contract, according to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Gordon just hit the lottery. The 31-year-old shot 34.3 percent with the Bobcats last year, including 27.6 percent from downtown, and he wound up appearing in just 19 games all season. Why the Magic thought that was worth $4.5 million annually is anyone's guess. The second year isn't guaranteed according to TNT's David Aldridge, but it's still an atrocious amount of money for a player who peaked in 2008-09. With Victor Oladipo locked into the SG job in Orlando, there's no reason to touch Gordon for fantasy purposes.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 01:10:00 PM

The Bobcats have officially waived guard Ben Gordon on Sunday, one day too late for him to sign with a playoff eligible team.

That's unfortunate timing for Gordon as he will now be unable to join a playoff team, and he definitely had interest from the Thunder, Clippers, and Rockets. Gordon had a rather electrifying season back in 2008-09 with the Bulls as he averaged 20.7 points, 3.4 assists, and 2.1 treys, but those days are now long behind him. Perhaps he'll latch on with a playoff team next year, but he is no longer a fantasy asset.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 11:51:00 AM

The Thunder are interested in signing Ben Gordon once he reaches a buyout agreement.

The possible deal with the Thunder is expected to allow Gordon to be a free agent this summer. The Bulls, Clippers and Rockets are also interested in acquiring Gordon. OKC has been playing Derek Fisher 16.3 minutes per game, so it's going to be tough for BG to get minutes with them.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 04:25:00 PM

The Bulls, Clippers and Rockets reportedly have interest in signing Ben Gordon if he's bought out by the Bobcats.

Gordon is resisting two-year contracts because he wants to hit free agency in July, but it sounds like he'll eventually sign with a contender for the rest of the 2013-14 season. The Bulls may drop out of the race if they sign Jimmer Fredette first, and Gordon's fantasy appeal is limited to deep leagues where a handful of 3-pointers are enough for value.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 06:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Elfrid Payton
2Luke Ridnour
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Ben Gordon
4Willie Green
5Devyn Marble
SF1Tobias Harris
2Moe Harkless
3Aaron Gordon
PF1Dewayne Dedmon
2Channing Frye
3Andrew Nicholson
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Kyle O'Quinn