HoopsHype Ben Gordon rumors
Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has requested waivers on guard Ben Gordon. The Bobcats roster now stands at 14 players. NBA.com
“With the recent acquisition of additional backcourt depth to our roster, we believe this is in the best interests of both parties,” Higgins said. “We want to thank Ben for his contributions over the past two seasons and wish him the best as he moves on in his career.” NBA.com
KC Johnson: Bulls have given no signs of interest in Ben Gordon if he's bought out by Charlotte. Definite interest in Fredette with buyout complete. Twitter @KCJHoop
The Knicks also will have interest in proven veterans who were recently bought out, including Earl Clark, Ben Gordon and Antawn Jamison. Glen Davis has agreed to sign with the Clippers. Because of the luxury-tax penalties and the fact owner James Dolan is already paying 17 players this season, the Knicks may only sign one player. New York Post
It will allow Philly to take on extra salary in any deal for one of the Evan Turner/Young/Hawes trio. The Bobcats are absolutely serious about pursuing Turner,7 per several league sources, and the Sixers could take on Ben Gordon’s expiring contract along with one of Charlotte’s extra first-rounders (likely the 2014 pick Portland owes it) if that closes the deal. Grantland
GB National Teams Director, Warwick Cann, added that Portland Trailblazers’ Joel Freeland “is already on the public record of saying that he’s here (playing for GB in the summer)”, and “anyone with a British passport is on the radar”; confirming that Byron Mullens and Ben Gordon continue to be pursued. “Byron’s agent has indicated that Byron has a keen desire to play with GB, and I believe that to be so from dialogue,” Cann said. HoopsFix.com.com
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