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Ben Gordon | Guard

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Connecticut
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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. Jul 11 - 11:12 AM

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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.
Jul 2 - 1:10 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.
Mar 2 - 11:51 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.
Feb 28 - 4:25 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.
Feb 27 - 6:46 PM

The Bobcats are engaged in contract buyout discussions with Ben Gordon.

He's only played in one game since Jan. 11 and the writing has been on the wall for this one after the Bobcats couldn't trade him away for peanuts. Gordon is a career 40.2 percent shooter from deep, but his game has fallen off in the past two seasons. He could find another team, but there's no reason to add him in fantasy leagues until he lands in the perfect spot.
Feb 21 - 2:45 PM

Ben Gordon (illness) did not make the trip to Denver and will not play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

He's played just 10 minutes all year and there's no reason to think he's going to get minutes any time soon. Gordon has lost a step and is shooting just 35.4 percent on the season. There's nothing to see here.
Jan 28 - 7:12 PM

Ben Gordon sat out Monday's practice due to an illness.

Gordon's status for Wednesday's road game in Denver is uncertain, but it's also irrelevant for fantasy purposes since he's averaging a mere 5.4 points on 35.7 percent shooting this season. Coach Steve Clifford said the illness is going around the team and Bobcats' owners should stay alert for any more updates.
Jan 27 - 1:02 PM

Ben Gordon (knee) made his season debut on Saturday, scoring four points on 1-of-3 shooting with one rebound, one assist and one steal in nine minutes off the bench.

Gordon has the potential to get hot but his consistency is bound to be an issue and his knee issues are unsettling. Watch this action from the wire.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 01:17:00 AM

Ben Gordon (knee) went through an individual workout on Tuesday.

He recently had a procedure to alleviate soreness in his knee, which is a red flag, but he's still expected to be in uniform for Charlotte's opener. He drained 1.5 threes off the bench last season and should surface with specialist appeal in deep leagues.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 01:07:00 PM

Ben Gordon (knee) is expected to be ready for opening night.

He was ruled out for the preseason after having a procedure to alleviate soreness in his knee, which left some room for doubt about his availability. Gordon played in 75 games last year, averaging 11.2 points and 1.5 threes per game, and his outside shooting is important for a Bobcats team without many legitimate perimeter threats.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 11:22:00 AM

Ben Gordon will miss the rest of the preseason to recover from a procedure to relieve soreness in one of his knees.

He flew to Phoenix for the operation and will require at least a week off. The details of the procedure have not been disclosed at this time. Gordon will only provide bench depth behind Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker, so he wasn't worth drafting in most leagues anyway.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Ben Gordon hit 7-of-9 shots and all four 3-point attempts for a game-high 22 points to go along with two rebounds, three assists and a steal.

Gordon is still capable of getting hot at a moment's notice and having outbursts like this, but is far too unreliable to be used consistently in fantasy.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 01:58:00 PM

Ben Gordon picked up his $13.2M player option for the 2013-14 season, as expected.

Gordon will enter the season as one of the league's most overpaid players. At least now he will have an expiring contract, so the Bobcats can use him as a trade chip. Last year, Gordon played just 20.8 minutes per game and averaged 11.2 points on 40.8 percent shooting.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Ben Gordon, who has a player option for $13.2 million on his contract next season, said that he anticipates returning to the Bobcats.

Why wouldn't he? Gordon won't sniff more than $10M annually as a free agent, and there is zero incentive for him to give up that kind of guaranteed cash despite the reported clashes he's had with head coach Mike Dunlap this season. There is also a possibility his expiring contract is dealt before the season begins. It's good work if you can get it.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Elfrid Payton
2Luke Ridnour
3Willie Green
4Peyton Siva
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Ben Gordon
4Devyn Marble
SF1Tobias Harris
2Moe Harkless
PF1Channing Frye
2Andrew Nicholson
3Aaron Gordon
4Romero Osby
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Anthony Randolph
4Dewayne Dedmon