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After an eventful Friday, the Bulls know exactly where they stand

On one hand, the Chicago Bulls — like every other non-Cleveland team in the Eastern Conference — are just about impossible to figure out. They were really bad before Christmas. Then they smoked the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road on Christmas Day, and got hot for a little bit. Then they turned around and lost three of four games, the only victory being an overtime escape against...
Via Crossover Chronicles
29 days ago  |  Discuss

After an eventful Friday, the Bulls know exactly where they stand

On one hand, the Chicago Bulls — like every other non-Cleveland team in the Eastern Conference — are just about impossible to figure out. They were really bad before Christmas. Then they smoked the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road on Christmas Day, and got hot for a little bit. Then they turned around and lost three of four games, the only victory being an overtime escape against...
Via Bloguin Best
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors waive Ben Gordon after bringing him in for tryout

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have waived guard Ben Gordon. Gordon was brought into camp on a tryout basis last month but the Warriors decided to cut ties with him Wednesday. Gordon had two points and two assists in two exhibition games. The 32-year-old Gordon has averaged 14.9 points per game for his career and is a 40 percent shooter from 3-point range. He averaged...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Warriors waive G Ben Gordon

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Golden State Warriors have waived guard Ben Gordon. Gordon was brought into camp on a tryout basis last month but the Warriors decided to cut ties with him Wednesday. Gordon had two points and two assists in two exhibition games. The 32-year-old Gordon has averaged 14.9 points per game for his career and is a 40 percent shooter from 3-point range.
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Warriors Waive Ben Gordon

The Warriors have waived Ben Gordon, two weeks after signing the 11-year NBA veteran. Gordon, 32, averaged 1.0 points and 1.0 assists in 8.3 minutes in his two preseason appearances with the Warriors. Chris Babb, Ian Clark, Jarell Eddie and Juwan Staten are the guards with non-guaranteed contracts that remain on the roster.
Via RealGM
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

12-Year NBA Veteran Ben Gordon Goes Vegan to Improve His Game

Ben Gordon has been around a long time. A former standout at UConn, Gordon is entering his 12th year in the NBA, and as the newest member of the Golden
Via Stack
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Do You Believe in the Magic? Orlando Magic 2015-16 Season Preview

After a few seasons near the bottom of the Eastern Conference, Orlando is hoping that their young players can work a little magic and help return the team to contention. Last Year’s Record: 25-57 Key Additions: Mario Hezonja C.J. Watson Greg Stiemsma Keith Appling Key Departures: Ben Gordon Luke Ridnour Kyle O’Quinn Season Outlook: The Orlando Magic have endured several...
Via The Lottery Mafia
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New Warrior Gordon went vegan this offseason ... will it work?

  Ben Gordon ate avocados any time of day for their healthy fat, and also fueled his workouts with oatmeal and different juices or nutrient-rich smoothies. Gordon went the vegan route -- no dairy or meat -- for a stretch a few months back. "With that diet you have to kind of be creative," the new Golden State guard said. "At that time I had a chef so it was a little bit easier....
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon goes vegan for a stint, notices improved energy

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Ben Gordon ate avocados any time of day for their healthy fat, and also fueled his workouts with oatmeal and different juices or nutrient-rich smoothies. Gordon went the vegan route - no dairy or meat - for a stretch a few months back. ''With that diet you have to kind of be creative,'' the new Golden State guard said. ''At that time I had a chef so it was a...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors Add Guard Ben Gordon

(NBA.com) The Golden State Warriors continued adding potential pieces to their bench heading into training camp, signing guard Ben Gordon on Monday. The Warriors didn’t release contract details, as the deal is expected to be officially signed on Tuesday. Gordon, 32, will compete with the likes of Chris Babb, Jarell Eddie, Ian Clark and Juwon Slaten for a bench spot, which is the...
Via The Sports Journal
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Warriors add Ben Gordon to training camp roster

The defending champion Golden State Warriors don't have many holes on their roster. That's why, you know, they just won the NBA championship.But chief among their minor weaknesses is a reliable bench shooter. Outside of Leandro Barbosa (38.4 percent) and Andre Iguodala (34.9), the Warriors' bench lacks 3-point shooting, and the team has decided to address it in training camp.As...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon Close To Camp Deal With Warriors

Ben Gordon and the Golden State Warriors are close to agreement on a camp deal with a shot for him to make their regular season roster. Gordon spent last season with the Orlando Magic. Gordon would give the Warriors another perimeter shooter off the bench.
Via RealGM
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Going Vegan with Ben Gordon

It’s been a decade since Ben Gordon burst on the scene as the only rookie to win the Sixth Man of the Year Award. These days at 32, Gordon is a free agent looking to bolster a teams roster and he’s hoping a new strict vegan diet will help extend his career. The post Going Vegan with Ben Gordon appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic waive Gordon; draft pick Hezonja completes buyout

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic have lost one player and will soon pick up another. General manager Rob Hennigan said Monday the team waived guard Ben Gordon and learned draft pick Mario Hezonja had completed a buyout with European club FC Barcelona. The 20-year-old Hezonja was the fifth overall pick in last week's draft. He is expected to soon arrive in Orlando. Hennigan said...
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic waive guard Ben Gordon

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic have waived guard Ben Gordon, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced Monday. Gordon played in 56 games last season with Orlando, averaging 6.2 ppg. and 1.1 rpg. in 14.1 minpg., while shooting .361 (35-97) from three-point range and .836 (56-67) from the free throw line.  He scored in double figures 17 times, including a season-high 22 points on...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Decline $4.5M Option On Ben Gordon

The Orlando Magic will decline their $4.5 million option on the contract of Ben Gordon for next season. Passing on Gordon’s option will give the Magic $14.5 million in salary cap space for free agency. Gordon signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the Magic last offseason.
Via RealGM
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Won’t Bring Back Ben Gordon, Will Save $4.5 Million

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Yahoo! Sports‘ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Orlando Magic have declined the 2015-2016 season $4.5 million team option on Ben Gordon. The 6’3″ guard is now an unrestricted free agent, and will most likely be wearing a different franchise’s jersey next season. The $4.5 million being saved by the Magic will go towards free agency,...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon Revived His NBA Career in Orlando

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. As the NBA Draft and free agency approach, we’ll dive into statistics, highlights, and more as we dissect the 15-man roster and figure out who should stay and who should go as we enter a very important offseason in the franchise’s history.  Previously in the series:#2 O’Quinn#9 Vucevic...
Via Magic Basketball Online
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon Had to Reassure People He’s Not Retiring

Orlando Magic veteran guard Ben Gordon is a few weeks into his fresh new Instagram account. He also hasn’t played a contest since March 22nd. Still, the man stays positive and he wanted to give his thanks for his 11th season of NBA basketball.   …it’s over after tonight…#curtains THANK YOU GOD for my 11th season in the NBA my child hood dreams manifested and fully...
Via Magic Basketball Online
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon and Magic Enhance Community Garden in Support of Green Week

The Orlando Magic are in the middle of their NBA Green Week participation, which runs March 22nd through the 29th. The Magic and partners OUC and Owens Facility Services have joined together to celebrate Green Week 2015. The Magic on Monday, along with Ben Gordon, Magic Community Ambassador Bo Outlaw, STUFF the Magic Mascot, and volunteers from OUC and Owens, helped youth from...
Via Magic Basketball Online
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant blocks Ben Gordon’s lay-up in Thunder-Magic

Ben Gordon had two choices on this two-on-one fastbreak. A. He could easily lob it to his super athletic teammate, Aaron Gordon. That would be an easy two points and it would get the home crowd going because Aaron Gordon has hops and he can do whatever the heck he want with the ball in the air. B. Challenge the much taller Kevin Durant and try to convert a lay-up. Ben Gordon chose...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon: My Game Is Back

The signing of Ben Gordon on a two-year, $8 million contract by the Orlando Magic was widely criticized after his substandard play with the Charlotte Hornets. "My game is back," Gordon said Monday. "My game is sharp. I'm being efficient and doing what I wanted to accomplish. They brought me in to bring a spark off the bench, and I've tried to keep my end of the deal." Gordon, 31...
Via RealGM
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon Has Been Far From ‘Toxic’ in Orlando

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images   An intriguing factoid tweeted out by Orlando Magic television broadcaster David Steele caught my curiosity Friday evening before the Magic defeated the Utah Jazz to improve to an 8-14 record.   This will likely surprise many #Magic fans, but @BenGordon8 has team’s best defensive rating. (min. 10 mins/game) — David Steele...
Via Magic Basketball Online
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Great off the bench, Ben Gordon shows Magic he still has it

ORLANDO, Fla. -- This was expected to be the night when the Orlando Magic and their fans got a glimpse of what Channing Frye can do. Instead, they got a reminder of what Ben Gordon is still capable of accomplishing given the right set of circumstances. The Magic trailed the Washington Wizards by 17 points in the fourth quarter Thursday night, with Frye on the bench after taking only...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA 2K15 is Out, Let’s Check in on the Magic

NBA 2K15 was released midnight on October 7th. I already revealed the Orlando Magic player ratings, now let’s see how these guys look in the video gaming world. Surprisingly, the Magic are handling the Grizzlies quite well in Memphis. Look how dominant that bench is with Ben Gordon making buckets. It looks like the starting lineup designated by 2K Sports for the Magic is: C...
Via Magic Basketball Online
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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