Former NBA guard Ben Gordon had a decent career and at nearly 34 years old, it’s not necessarily rocking chair time.
Those appear to be just two of the reasons Gordon is aiming for a comeback to the league.
He’s doing it via the D-League, or the Texas Legends to be more precise.
“I’m kind of low maintenance. Playing basketball and getting paid to do so, I don’t know what’s wrong with that,” Gordon told the Chicago Tribune. “It’s minor league. But the rims are the same height. My shot still makes the same sound when it goes in. So it’s fun.”
Gordon last played for Orlando in 2014-15. He was cut by Golden State in training camp the following season and hasn’t played in the NBA since. His best seasons came with Chicago from 2004-09. He also spent time with Detroit and Charlotte.
“I still watch the NBA closely. And the more I watch it, the more I’m convinced that there’s a spot for me,” Gordon told the Tribune. “Hopefully with a contender because I still would love to win an NBA championship.”
Gordon is 6-foot-3 and carries NBA career averages of 14.9 points and 40 percent shooting on 3-pointers. He is a shooting guard in a point guard’s body, but always seemed to find ways to get open and get off his shot against taller defenders.
Now, he all he wants another shot.
Several NBA teams are expected to take a look at Gordon following the trade deadline Thursday.