Ben Gordon wanted the Charlotte Bobcats to waive him, hoping that he too could manage to find his way to a contender and hopefully play an impactful role — such as Danny Granger, Glen Davis and Caron Butler are doing.
And because the Bobcats are such an understanding organization, they obliged. Except for the fact that they waived Ben Gordon hours too late.
Because Gordon was waived on March 2, and not March 1, he is not eligible to play in this year’s playoffs. Instead, he will likely be forced to either sign with a team that isn’t playoff-bound or he can take the rest of the year off and sign with a team during this summer’s free agency period.
Ben Gordon was waived by the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday.
“With the recent acquisition of additional backcourt depth to our roster, we believe this is in the best interests of both parties,” Rod Higgins said in a statement. “We want to thank Ben for his contributions over the past two seasons and wish him the best as he moves on in his career.”
The Bobcats’ roster now stands at 14 players.
Gordon and the Bobcats had discussed a possible buyout before his release.
Gordon won’t be eligible for the postseason with another club.
At least we know one team that he could sign with…
YES RT @SteveCono: Ben Gordon isn't playoff eligible? Seems like a perfect fit for the Knicks.
— Michael Saenz (@mikedsaenz) March 2, 2014
Gordon spent his last two seasons with the Bobcats, playing in a combined 94 games where he averaged 11.2 points per game last season and 5.2 points per game this season.