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Magic agree to two-year deal with Ben Gordon

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Jul 2, 2014.

  1. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Free agent guard Ben Gordon has agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with the Orlando Magic, league source tells Yahoo Sports.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/statuses/484381238308782082">July 2, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  2. Obito

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    Dammit JR do you teleport -.-
     
  3. ElPigto

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    Why so much? I thought this guy would be a minimum type player at this point.
     
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    Jodie Meeks, Avery Bradley and now Ben Gordon

    SG-mania!
     
  5. J.R.

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    Kinda went off the radar there.

    Remember, the Bobcats-now-Hornets didn't trade him and then released him a day after he could sign with potential playoff teams. Then he wasn't heard from until now.
     
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    Haven't really of Ben Gordon since his days in Chicago
     
  7. Voice of Aus

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    This guy always seems to get payed
     
  8. shastarocket

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    LOL

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>It's pronounced &quot;Gor-DAHN.&quot; Magic fans.</p>&mdash; David Vertsberger (@_Verts) <a href="https://twitter.com/_Verts/statuses/484384907083255808">July 2, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  9. Ziggy

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    Rudy T used to pluck guys better than Ben Gordon is at this point in his career out of the CBA for $11,500 on a 10-day contract.
     
  10. shastarocket

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    Looks like they are trying to meet the Salary floor. Also conflicting reports that the 2nd yr is a team option.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Always gotta watch these things, as <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkDeeksNBA">@MarkDeeksNBA</a> points out: Ben Gordon's agent also reps Oladipo. See Wall/Webster from last summer.</p>&mdash; Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/statuses/484388489614876672">July 2, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    A little back scratching going on here...
     
  12. Carl Herrera

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    Rather have Bin Laden tbh.
     
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    Somehow I thought Ben Gordon had left NBA a while ago. $4.5 mil per year is a steep price for him at this point of his career.
     
  14. ferrari77

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    I think I read somewhere that it's non-guaranteed in the 2nd year though.
    $4.5 mill to see how he does this season. A big high but meh if theyre trying to meet the ceiling.
     
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    cant have a dead man play ball
     
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    I thought he was a nascar racer.
     
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    WHATS the point of trading aflalo who is alot better and signing a player for that price specially when past his prime long time ago.
     
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    Tank city, they need bodies, and they need salary to reach the minimum, this accomplishes all 3. If they have any reason other than that.....well, I just don't know what to say.
     
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    If true, has Orlando sunk so low as to suck up to Oladipo now? Anyway, I like the idea of creating an non-guaranteed contract for the purpose of salary matching in trades. It can be quite useful, even though when they did with Nelson, it turned out to be worthless so they just cut him.

    But of all the players to overpay for, Ben Gordan? Is Spree or Eddie Curry not available or something? I think it makes more sense to overpay for someone like Chuck Hayes type. A hard worker who will always hustle on D. Not sure how a quitter who helped overthrow a coach will help that young core.
     

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