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Report: Bobcats in buyout talks with Ben Gordon

Feb 21, 2014, 3:09 PM EST

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This should not come as a surprise.

The Charlotte Bobcats are in talks to buyout the $13.2 million contract of Ben Gordon, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Yes, you read that right, Gordon is making north of $13 million this season — more than Stephen Curry or Tony Parker or a host of other vastly superior point guards. You can thank Joe Dumars for that contract (this is the last year of a five-year deal). Gordon last played in a game for Charlotte Jan. 11. Charlotte shopped him around hard at the trade deadline but nobody was interested. Because who was going to take on that salary.

Gordon is a combo guard who in his prime was able to put up points because he had a good handle and a sweet jump shot. However, that shot has deserted him (28.6 percent from three this season). Don’t take my word for it, check out his shot chart for this season.

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Without his jumper there isn’t much else. He’s as bad a defender as you can find in the NBA.

Once the buyout goes through it will be interesting to see which, if any, teams talk to Gordon about coming on board.

  1. mackcarrington - Feb 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Damn! It wasn’t that long ago that Gordon was the next “hot, young, up-and- comer”. Just because you can play in the league, doesn’t mean that you’ll become a star in the league.

    • mortalkondek - Feb 21, 2014 at 3:39 PM

      I know, right? What happened to the guy that was so clutch in that play off series against The Celtics? Where did that guy go?

      • jcmeyer10 - Feb 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM

        I will never forget those games. He just would not miss. Hand in the face 4 steps back falling back? Money.

  2. chicagosports2014 - Feb 21, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Come back home BG We Can Use The dept!!!!!

    • mcjon22 - Feb 22, 2014 at 10:08 PM

      He can Come back to Chicago, let Thibs try to make a man of him

  3. savvybynature - Feb 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    I’m thinking Kings, they seem to be stockpile-talent mode even if that talent is under performing volume shooters.

  4. cruzan80 - Feb 22, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    I honestly forgot he was still in the league….

    • ProBasketballPundit - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:44 PM

      That’s because he was collecting paychecks on the Bobcats bench. Easily the most forgettable place in the NBA. Did you know DeSagana Diop was still in the league last year? Same place.

      • campcouch - Feb 23, 2014 at 5:48 AM

        sweet,a DeSagana Diop reference. that dude owes the Cavs a percentage for bringing him into the league.

  5. wowwowbad - Feb 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    He was a dead-eye shooter back in Chicago days, maybe could find another life there again if a buyout from the Bobcats?

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