(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — As the NBA’s trade deadline had come and go, the Charlotte Bobcats decided it was in the team’s best interest to waive guard Ben Gordon.
With the team’s roster at 14 players after the move, the team felt it was time to explore more options when it came to their rotation/roster.
“With the recent acquisition of additional backcourt depth to our roster, we believe this is in the best interests of both parties,” Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins said in a statement.
This season, the 30-year-old Gordon was averaging a career-low 5.2 points per game on .343 shooting from the field.
The Bobcats received Gordon from the Chicago Bulls back in June of 2012 as well as a future first-round pick in exchange for Corey Maggette. The Bobcats will have Detroit’s first-round pick this year if it is outside the top-eight.
For his career, Gordon has averaged 15.6 points per game.
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