The Charlotte Bobcats have been shopping Ben Gordon for a while, and used his expiring contract as bait around the trade deadline. Gordon stayed put, but he is clearly not part of the team’s plans and is working on a buyout with the team. If the two parties come to an agreement, the Oklahoma City Thunder could provide a temporary home for Gordon this season.
The Thunder is the latest team to express interest in guard Ben Gordon, source says. Gordon continues to work on a buyout w/ Bobcats.
Unlike the other teams who’d previously expressed interest in Gordon, OKC is open to a deal that would preserve BGs free agency this summer
Still a chance Gordon stays in Charlotte if buyout talks aren’t successful and other landing spots don’t materialize, according to sources.
Shelburne also suggests that OKC are currently deliberating what to do with their final roster spot, and while adding Gordon is a possibility, the team could also stay put.
The team is set to sign Caron Butler, who himself reached a buyout agreement with the Milwaukee Bucks, but the Thunder could continue to add depth to its roster before going into the playoffs. Gordon hasn’t played much this year, but he is shooting over 40% from 3-point range over his career, so he could space the floor off the bench for the Thunder if nothing else.