The Warriors have waived shooting guard Ben Gordon, the team announced via a press release. Gordon’s minimum salary deal was non-guaranteed, so Golden State won’t be on the hook for any money as a result of this move. The veteran’s pact would have become partially guaranteed for $749,493 if he remained on the team’s roster past October 27th.
It doesn’t come as a shock that Gordon didn’t stick with the Warriors given their backcourt depth. The 32-year-old didn’t do much to impress during his two preseason appearances for the team, averaging just 1.0 points and 1.0 assists in 8.3 minutes per contest. By waiving Gordon, Golden State reduces its preseason roster count to 18 players, including 13 with full guarantees on their deals.
Gordon has appeared in 744 regular season games over the course of his NBA career, averaging 14.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists to accompany a slash line of .432/.401/.857. He has played for the Magic, Bulls, Pistons, and Hornets since joining the league as the No. 3 overall pick back in 2004.