Could an overseas stint help Ben Gordon return to form?


Yahoo!’s Kelly Dwyer includes Ben Gordon in a list of five current NBA players whose games could benefit by playing overseas:

He managed just 32 percent from long range in 2009-10, and while he rebounded to above 40 percent in 2010-11, my League Pass-heavy and first-hand accounts left him looking as dispassionate in Detroit as he did potent in Chicago. Ben, in front of those 10,000 (announced, at least) at night, just didn’t seem to care.

With that Pistons roster, we couldn’t blame him.

Which is why a bit of international burn could do him good. As is the case with Crawford, Ben’s screen/roll and/or isolation/or game could be a disservice in international play, but a new jersey and shooting guards his size (Gordon is a relatively diminutive 6-3) could do wonders for our man’s wonderfully arching jump shot.

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