OAKLAND – Ben Gordon, the former UConn star who has spent 11 seasons seeking an established role in the NBA, may get a chance to join the Warriors.
Gordon, a free agent, has been seen this week at the team’s downtown Oakland facility, according to sources. Though the Warriors have yet to confirm any details, ESPN reported Thursday that the veteran guard is finalizing a deal to attend training camp next week.
Gordon, 32, was taken by Chicago with the third overall selection in the 2004 draft and has since played with three additional NBA teams.
He has not been able to establish himself as a point guard, mostly because of an inordinately high turnover rate.
Gordon is a fine jump shooter but has found mixed results as a shooting guard, largely because he’s only 6-foot-2.
The Warriors, however, are always willing to open the door to someone who can shoot. They invited Jason Kapono to camp last season, and he was waived a few days before the start of the regular season.
Gordon, in line for a similar opportunity, surely hopes for a better outcome.