The Golden State Warriors have waived veteran shooting guard Ben Gordon, the team announced Wednesday.
The Warriors brought Gordon to training camp on a non-guaranteed contract, but he clearly didn’t impress in practice and didn’t do anything in two preseason games, averaging a point and an assist in 8.3 minutes per game.
Who knows where Gordon goes from here. His NBA career has taken a nosedive since he signed with the Detroit Pistons in 2009 after five productive seasons with the Chicago Bulls. He was one of the most clutch scorers in the league with the Bulls, and he put up nearly 21 points per game in his final season in Chicago.
However, Gordon hasn’t averaged more than 13.8 points in a season since that year. He spent three years in Detroit before two disastrous seasons with the Charlotte Bobcats, and he was waived in his second year there. He didn’t do much with the Orlando Magic last year, averaging 6.2 points in 14.1 minutes per game.
Gordon is still only 32 years old, so you’d think there’s still something left in the tank. He’s a career 40 percent shooter from long range, and perhaps some team desperate for shooting will give him another shot. But things aren’t looking good for him right now.