Ben Gordon will spend the next few weeks playing for Great Britain’s men’s national basketball team — with an eye on an NBA return. Gordon, 33, will suit up for Britain for the first time during qualifiers for Eurobasket 2017 next month. The 11-year NBA veteran hopes to help the British qualify for Europe’s biggest tournament while showing talent evaluators that he can still play at an elite level.
Are you still looking for a chance to return to the NBA? Ben Gordon: Yeah, definitely. I would definitely love to get back in the league after being out for a year. Just watching the way the game is being played, up and down. Obviously, the 3-point shot is always a big deal but it seems like just now, more than ever, that shot is being used more and more. So I feel like I can still play at a high level and shoot that 3-ball and add that kind of depth to a team that may be looking to fulfill that need. So yeah, I definitely have hopes of making a return with an NBA team or just playing period, wherever that may be.