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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 75 games for the Bobcats, averaging 5.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 14.7 minutes

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Appeared in 75 games for the Bobcats, averaging 11.2 points, 1.9 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 20.8 minutes … Ranked 40th in the NBA in three-point percentage (.387)… Scored in double figures 40 times, including seven games of 20 points or more… Set a franchise record with 34 points off the bench on Nov. 9 against New Orleans… Led or tied for the team lead in scoring 10 times, in assists once, in steals five times and in blocks three times… Set franchise records of eight three-point field goals in a game and seven three-point field goals in a half on Dec. 3 against Portland… Set a franchise record with five three-point field goals in a quarter and a then-franchise record of six three-point field goals in a half, while tying the then-franchise record with seven three-point field goals in the game on Nov. 28 at Atlanta.

2011-12: Appeared in 52 games (21 starts) for the Pistons averaging 12.5 points, 2.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 26.9 minutes … Shot .442 from the field, .429 from beyond the three-point line and .860 from the free-throw line, recording his seventh season shooting better than .400 from beyond the three-point line and his seventh season shooting .850 or better from the free-throw line… Ranked 11th in the NBA in three-point percentage and tied for 18th in free-throw percentage… In 21 games as a starter, averaged 15.6 points, 3.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 32.8 minutes… Scored in double figures 32 times, including seven games with 20 points or more and one game of 40 points or more… Scored a season-high 45 points and handed out a season-high eight assists on March 21 at Denver, shooting 9-9 from beyond the three-point line, which tied his own NBA record, also shared by Latrell Sprewell, for most three-pointers in a game without a miss… Also recorded career highs for points in a quarter (21 in second) and a half (27 in first) against Denver… The 45 points were the highest total by a Pistons player since the 2006-07 season… Set a Pistons franchise record with seven three-point field goals in the second quarter against Philadelphia on April 26, also tying the franchise record for three-pointers in a half.

2010-11: Appeared in all 82 games (27 starts) for the Pistons, averaging 11.2 points on .440 shooting, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 26.0 minutes… Tied for 25th in the NBA in free-throw percentage (.850) and tied for 26th in three-point percentage (.402)… In 27 starts, averaged 13.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 31.0 minutes… Scored in double figures 47 times, including nine games of 20 points or more and two games of 30 points or more… Secord a season-high 35 points and tallied a season-high seven three-point field goals on Jan. 30 at New York… Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds on Dec. 3 against Orlando… Recorded a season-high seven assists on Nov. 17 against the Lakers… Tied a career high with four offensive rebounds on Feb. 11 against Miami… Scored 19 points in a quarter on two occasions – the second quarter on Oct. 30 against Chicago and the fourth quarter on Jan. 12 against Memphis.

2009-10: Appeared in 62 games (17 starts) in his first season with the Pistons, averaging 13.8 points, 2.7 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 27.9 minutes… Tied for 15th in the NBA in free-throw percentage (.861)… In 17 starts, averaged 21.1 points, 3.7 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 37.4 minutes, compared to 11.0 points, 2.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds and 24.3 minutes in 45 games off the bench… Scored in double figures 39 times, including 18 games of 20 points or more and two games of 30 points or more… Scored a season-high 39 points and made a season-high seven three-point field goals on April 9 at Miami… Led the team in scoring 18 times, assists nine times and rebounds twice.

2008-09: Appeared in all 82 games (76 starts) for the Bulls, averaging 20.7 points on a career-high-tying .455 shooting, 3.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 36.6 minutes… Ranked sixth in the NBA in three-point field goals (173), 11th in total points (1699), 17th in scoring, 24th in free-throw percentage (.864), 25th in three-point percentage (.410) and 31st in minutes played… Scored 20 points or more a team-best 40 times, including three games of 30 points or more… Scored a season-high 43 points on March 9 at Miami… Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending April 11, when he averaged 26.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists, while shooting .475 from the field, .520 from beyond the three-point line and 1.000 (11-11) from the free-throw line… Averaged 24.3 points, 3.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds during the seven-game series  against Boston in the first round of the 2009 NBA Playoffs

2007-08: Appeared in 72 games (27 starts) for the Bulls, averaging 18.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 31.8 minutes… Ranked third in the NBA with a career-high .908 free-throw percentage and ranked 18th in three-point percentage (.410)… Led the Bulls in scoring for the third straight season… Scored in double figures 62 times, including 31 games of 20 points or more and eight games of 30 points or more… Scored a season-high 39 points on a season-best 16 field goals in a reserve role on Dec. 31 vs. Orlando (12/31)… Grabbed a career-high four offensive rebounds on Jan. 2 at Charlotte and a career-high eight defensive rebounds twice.

2006-07: Appeared in 82 games for the Bulls, averaging a career-high 21.4 points on a career-high .455 shooting, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 33.0 minutes… Ranked seventh in the NBA in total points (1753), 13th in free-throw percentage (.864), 16th in three-point percentage (.413) and 15th in scoring… Scored 20 points or more 43 times, including 15 games with 30 points or more and three games with 40 points or more… Scored a career-high 48 points on 18-32 shooting, including 6-12 from beyond the three-point line, on March 4 at Milwaukee… Handed out a career-high nine assists on Nov. 6 against Milwaukee… Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice, for the weeks ending Jan. 29 and April 6… In 10 playoff games, averaged 20.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 39.5 minutes.

2005-06: Appeared in 80 games (47 starts) for the Bulls, averaging 16.9 points, 3.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 31.0 minutes… Ranked fifth in the NBA in three-point percentage (.435) and 12th in three-point field goals made (166)… Set a franchise record with 166 three-point field goals… Set a franchise record with a career-high nine three-point field goals en route to a then-career-high 39 points on Feb. 4 at Phoenix… Went 9-9 from beyond the three-point line on April 14 against Washington, tying Latrell Sprewell’s NBA record for three-point field goals in a game without a miss, while also tying his own franchise record and career high for three-point field goals in a game… Selected to the Sophomore Team that competed in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend… Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending April 17… Started six games against Miami in the 2006 NBA Playoffs, averaging 21.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 44.5 minutes.

2004-05: Appeared in all in 82 games (three starts) as a rookie for the Bulls, averaging 15.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 24.4 minutes per game…Named NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, becoming the first rookie ever to win the award, and finished second in Rookie of the Year voting… Named to the All-Rookie First Team and earned Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors in January, February and March… Selected to the Rookie Team that competed in the got Milk? Rookie Challenge as part of NBA All-Star Weekend… Appeared in six playoff games, averaging 14.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 25.5 minutes… In his first playoff appearance, scored 30 points on 11-19 shooting in 33 minutes against Washington on April 24.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 2004 NBA Draft… Signed as a free agent with the Pistons on July 8, 2009… Traded by the Detroit Pistons with a future 1st round draft pick to the Charlotte Bobcats for Corey Maggette on June 26, 2012... Waived by the Charlotte Bobcats on March 2, 2014... Signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on July 11, 2014

COLLEGE:
Played three seasons at the University of Connecticut, leading the team to the 2004 NCAA Championship… Named to the 2004 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team and Most Outstanding Player of the Phoenix Regional during the Huskies’ title run… Also named 2004 Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player after UConn won the tournament… Never missed a game during his three seasons, playing in 106 consecutive contests… Ended his collegiate career ranked first in school history with 242 three-point field goals, second in three-point percentage (.423) and sixth in scoring (1,795 points)… Named First Team All-Big East as a junior in 2003-04, Second Team All-Big East as a sophomore in 2002-03 and to the Big East All-Rookie Team as a freshman in 2001-02… Recorded a triple-double with 17 points and career-highs of 16 rebounds and 11 assists on December 20, 2003 against Iona, one of just eight triple-doubles in school history.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Benjamin Gordon… Majored in pre-business administration at Connecticut… Moved from London, England to the United States shortly after birth… Enjoys watching gangster movies and reading in his spare time… Hosts the Ben Gordon Homecoming each summer in his hometown of Mount Vernon, NY, to help raise money for local youth groups and his high school’s athletic program… Contributed $25,000 to the Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club… Donated $5,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in New Haven, CT… Participated in the “Get Fit with Walgreens” fitness events to bring awareness to childhood obesity.

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Height: 6'3''/ 1.91m
Weight: 205 lbs./ 93 kg
Born: April 04, 1983
From: University of Connecticut
Draft: 1st Round (3rd pick) 2004 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2004
Years Pro: 10
Previous Teams:
  Orlando Magic 2014 - 2014
  Charlotte Bobcats 2012 - 2013
  Detroit Pistons 2009 - 2011
  Chicago Bulls 2004 - 2009
Prior to NBA/Country: Connecticut/USA

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