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Ben Gordon - SG, 6'3, 200
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       Date of birth: 04/04/1983
       Country: USA/Britain
     Drafted (NBA): 3rd pick, 2004
     Out of: Connecticut
  NBA Experience: 11 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2004 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 3rd overall by Chicago.
16th July, 2004 NBA Signed four year, $15,712,269 rookie scale contract with Chicago. Included team option for 2007/08.
24th October, 2006 NBA Chicago exercised 2007/08 team option.
1st October, 2008 NBA Re-signed by Chicago to a one year, $6,404,750 contract.
8th July, 2009 NBA Signed a five year, $58 million contract with Detroit. Included player option for 2013/14.
26th June, 2012 NBA Traded by Detroit to Charlotte in exchange for Corey Maggette and a protected 2013 first round pick.
28th June, 2013 NBA Exercised 2013/14 player option.
11th July, 2014 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year, $9 million contract with Orlando.
29th June, 2015 NBA Waived by Orlando.
28th September, 2015 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
14th October, 2015 NBA Waived by Golden State.
24th January, 2017 D-League Acquired by Texas Legends.
When: Where:
2001 - 2004 Connecticut (NCAA)
June 2004 - June 2009 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
July 2009 - June 2012 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
June 2012 - March 2014 Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
July 2014 - June 2015 Orlando Magic (NBA)
September 2015 - October 2015 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
January 2017 - present Texas Legends (D-League)
From blog:


   Ben Gordon finally commits to Great Britain national team
2010-05-08

[...] The difference in talent between Ben Gordon and those incumbents is roughly equal to the difference between the eruption of Krakatoa and a termite farting. By putting together a lineup of Gordon/anyone/Deng/Pops/Archibald, with Freeland and Bryan-Amaning off the bench, Britain are now able to compete with any team; it matters not who the 'anyone' at two guard is. (It would be nice if it was Kelenna Azubuike, who was born in London; however, he is not eligible for a British passport. His parents were not in the country legally at the time of his birth, and Azubuike's passport application was turned down in 2007. It's a shame, because he's the missing piece.)

That lineup is still flawed; after five years of watching Ben Gordon occasionally masquerade as a point guard for my Chicago Bulls, I am left in no doubt that he isn't one. He dribbles too high, shows no obvious ability on the pick and roll, has little passing vision, and just isn't that good at getting the ball over halfcourt every time. The team ideally needs someone that can do that. (Kirk Hinrich is the obvious candidate, but he's cup-tied after having played for Team USA back in 2006. And it might also factor that he has no British heritage.)

Gordon is, however, a bloody fantastic shotmaker. And this can't be underestimated on a team that used Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Jarrett Hart as go-to guys down the stretch of their game versus Spain. With Gordon, Britain would probably have won that game. With Gordon and Deng, they definitely would. The transition of British basketball from humiliating to competitive has been very short and very sweet. It is largely because of Deng, to whom we owe a fantastic debt that we can never repay.

Sweet.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 59
2010-04-21

The Pistons traded [Walter] Sharpe to the Denver Nuggets to start the past offseason, along with Arron Afflalo, in order to open up cap space to unnecessarily overpay Ben Gordon. (I love Ben Gordon, but $11.6 million a year isn't getting it done. Especially off the bench. And with no other bidders.)

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   A History Of Cheesy And/Or Terrible Commercials Featuring NBA Players
2010-02-03

34) Ben Gordon making a better effort of it than Rip did



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   A Guide To NBA Player's Music
2011-05-20

Additionally, a few years ago, a lesser known company enlisted Ben Gordon's help in advertising their product, Myoplex. Depending on the results of your Google search, Myoplex is either a protein supplement, or a male orgasm intensifier. Suspecting he was endorsing the former, but preferring he was endorsing the latter.




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   Chicago's Meticulously Crafted 2011 Offseason Plan That Relies An Awful Lot Upon Guesswork
2011-06-09

[T]he amnesty clause (that we're having to pretend will exist here, but which almost certainly will exist in some form) will further expand the range of available talents. A lot of decent players are going to become available, not because they can't play the game, but because they can't justify their contract. A lot of the candidates are obvious and inevitable, some perhaps less so. Here's a potential list:

- Detroit: Richard Hamilton, Ben Gordon, Jason Maxiell and Charlie Villanueva - Joe Dumas's plan for the new-look Pistons appeared to be piling as many duplicate players onto a roster as possible, and hopefully overpaying them in the process. Didn't work. Hamilton and Gordon have been busy killing each other's value, value further killed by the helpful guiding hand of recently fired John Kuester, who had absolutely no idea what to do with any of them. Maxiell is coming off an absolutely terrible season in which, seemingly awash with apathy, he decided to no longer attempt rebounding and sported a PER of 9.4. And Newhouse has taken the rebounding apathy even further, sporting a lower rebounding percentage than Landry Fields last season and wasting a decent start by slowly electing to do little else but take three pointers.17 The four are owed a combined $96,380,000 over the next three seasons, are barely tradeable, and are barely helping Detroit. Pick your poison.

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   The NBA's middle class: where fringe stars now hang out
2013-10-18

[...] And this is probably a good thing. Of the 106 players from 2008, 31 of them had an average salary for the duration of between $3 million and $9.3 million, and only two of them (Ben Gordon and Robert Swift) were one year deals. Included in there were four years deals for the likes of Eduardo Najera ($12 million) and James Posey ($25,020,800), five-year deals for the likes of Ryan Gomes ($21,175,000) and Daniel Gibson ($20,054,000) and oversized three-years deals for the likes of Sasha Vujacic ($15 million) and Stephen Jackson ($27,769,500). Of those players, only Gomes has ever received another deal and is still in the league, an unguaranteed minimum salary one with OKC. You know your contract was too long when the player never gets another one afterwards.

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