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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

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The Charlotte Bobcats are shopping Ben Gordon, according to league sources. They have talked to many teams about the veteran guard and are trying to move Gordon's $13,200,000 ending contract for a player who helps them win now. Charlotte has played well this season and currently sits in the East's seventh seed. They're expected to be buyers at the deadline, because they want to make the playoffs for just the second time in franchise history. Sulia

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NBA star Luol Deng has told British Basketball to do more to persuade the country’s best players to commit to Great Britain in order for the team to reach its potential. Deng believes the likes of Ben Gordon and Byron Mullens - NBA players who are eligible for Britain but yet to appear - would take the national team to the next level and is certain both could be persuaded to play if British Basketball (BB) made the effort. 'I’ve always said, we could be a great team, and could make a lot of noise in Europe,' he said. Daily Mail

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Of course, the Bulls would only do so with a minimum contract — and maybe not even then. But Gordon, who is finishing the five-year, $55 million deal he signed in 2009, made it sound as if money isn't his main priority — especially since he has fallen out of the rotation with the Bobcats. "I'm at the point now where I would love to win a championship before I'm done playing," Gordon said. "I won one in high school and college, so I want to put myself in that type of situation. I feel it would complete my career." Chicago Tribune

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Charlotte Bobcats guard Ben Gordon was back at practice Tuesday after spending the weekend in Phoenix having what he called a “maintenance’’ procedure done on his right knee. Gordon played one-on-one after practice against Bobcats rookie James Southerland and expects to be fine for the Oct. 30 season-opener against the Rockets in Houston. “By game night? Yeah, definitely,” Gordon said. “It usually takes about a week for the swelling to go down. I’ll do a little more each day without overdoing it.’’ Charlotte Observer

Gordon indicated he had PRP therapy, in which blood is drawn from the patient, then injected into an injured area of the body. The PRP (platelet-rich plasma) promotes healing. Sometimes doctors add a lubricant to the PRP injection. Gordon said this isn’t the first time he’s had this procedure. “Like many athletes, or people with a little bit of wear-and-tear, it’s just something to make you feel a little better,’’ said Gordon, entering his 10th NBA regular season. “PRP is kind of new – to take your own blood and put it back. And if you need a little lubricant, they do that, too, for a little cushion. Charlotte Observer

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Charlotte Bobcats guard Ben Gordon will miss the team’s remaining two preseason exhibitions while recovering from a procedure to relieve soreness in one of his knees. Gordon flew to Phoenix for the procedure, which will require at least a week of recovery time, coach Steve Clifford said before Saturday’s matchup with the Dallas Mavericks. That effectively shuts down Gordon for Thursday’s home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the game Friday against the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. Charlotte Observer

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