Ex-UConn star Ben Gordon waived by Orlando Magic

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(WTNH)–The Orlando Magic waived guard and former UConn star Ben Gordon on Monday, in a move that will open up $4.5 million in salary cap space for the team.

Gordon, 32, played in just 56 games with the Magic last season. He averaged 6.2 points in 14.1 minutes per game.

The 10-year veteran signed with Orlando after a disappointing season with Charlotte in 2014, when he was cut after just 19 games. Gordon, who was drafted 3rd overall by the Chicago Bulls after helping lead UConn to a national title in 2004, has played in Chicago, Detroit, Charlotte  and Orlando.

The 6-3 guard has averaged 14.9 points and 2.5 assists per game over his 10-year career.

This could be the final stop for the former UConn star, whose minutes have decreased in each of his past six seasons. If another team takes a chance on Gordon, it might be for his locker room presence and leadership more so than his on-court production.

As CBSSports.com’s Matt Moore pointed out, it’s hard to believe how quickly Gordon has washed up. It’s only been six years since he went off for 42 in the playoffs against the Celtics at TD Garden.

Let’s re-live those days, shall we?

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