Ben Gordon Will Provide Much-Needed Shooting For Orlando Magic

Ben Gordon, Orlando Magic

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Ever since Ben Gordon left the Chicago Bulls to sign a ludicrous free agent deal with the Detroit Pistons, his career has gone from promising scorer to bench warmer.

Case in point, when you can barely get off the bench for a Charlotte Bobcats squad that was in desperate need of outside shooting, you know your career has taken a nose dive. With Gordon finally becoming a free agent, he could finally take his shooting touch to a team that needs it and revitalize his fortunes in the process.

Enter the Orlando Magic who signed the guard to a two-year deal worth $9 million. The Magic are in need of a shooter off the bench, and Gordon will  provide the much-needed offensive punch.

Along with his three-point shooting prowess, Gordon will also provide the young Magic with veteran leadership, a spot that was left void when Orlando traded Aaron Afflalo to the Denver Nuggets before the 2014 NBA Draft.

The signing of Gordon now makes the shooting guard position a crowded one. Along with Gordon, newly acquired Evan Fournier, Willie Green and Maurice Harkless will all be battling each other for playing time as the backup to starting two-guard Victor Oladipo.

Whoever it is that backs up Oladipo, the shooting guard position is poised to be a strong suit for the Magic again this season. Magic fans all over Central Florida and the world should be excited for the upcoming season.

Kareem Gantt is an Orlando Magic writer for Rant Sports. For more from this author, you can ‘follow’ him on Twitter, ‘like’ him on Facebook, and ‘add’ him to your network on Google

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