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Report: Bobcats in buyout talks with Ben Gordon

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CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 21: Ben Gordon #8 of the Charlotte Bobcats shoots against the Utah Jazz during the game at the Time Warner Cable Arena on December 21, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

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This should not come as a surprise.

The Charlotte Bobcats are in talks to buyout the $13.2 million contract of Ben Gordon, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Yes, you read that right, Gordon is making north of $13 million this season — more than Stephen Curry or Tony Parker or a host of other vastly superior point guards. You can thank Joe Dumars for that contract (this is the last year of a five-year deal). Gordon last played in a game for Charlotte Jan. 11. Charlotte shopped him around hard at the trade deadline but nobody was interested. Because who was going to take on that salary.

Gordon is a combo guard who in his prime was able to put up points because he had a good handle and a sweet jump shot. However, that shot has deserted him (28.6 percent from three this season). Don’t take my word for it, check out his shot chart for this season.

ben gordon shot chart

Without his jumper there isn’t much else. He’s as bad a defender as you can find in the NBA.

Once the buyout goes through it will be interesting to see which, if any, teams talk to Gordon about coming on board.