Ben Gordon‘s first preference is to return to the NBA for the upcoming season, but if he can’t find an NBA team willing to give him a shot, the veteran guard is open to opportunities overseas. An August report suggested as much, and Gordon himself confirmed this week that he wouldn’t mind landing with a Euroleague team.
“I’m open to any contract offers. Obviously the NBA is my main goal but if the offer in the Euroleague is good, it will be a great opportunity for me,” Gordon told John Hobbs of TalkBasket.net. “End of the day though, I’m just going to look at my options and evaluate what’s best for me and if it falls in the NBA or the Euroleague or elsewhere, then I’ll head there.”
Although he was waived by the Warriors during the 2015 preseason and averaged just 14.1 minutes per contest during his most recent NBA season, with the Magic in 2014/15, Gordon could still be a productive bench player. He’s only 33 years old, and while he’s not the prolific scorer that he once was, he has made more than 40% of his three-point attempts throughout his career, including 36.1% in ’14/15.
Of course, even if an NBA team had interest in Gordon as an 11th or 12th man who could come off the bench and make some threes, that role may not strongly appeal to the former third overall pick. With a Euroleague club, he could potentially earn more minutes and a more significant role.
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