Gordon's GB future unclear
The long-running saga of whether Ben Gordon will play for Team GB at London 2012 could be over after the NBA star joined the Charlotte Bobcats.
London-born Gordon has been named in Chris Finch's squad for the Games, but is yet to report for the team's training camp, which opened last week in Houston.
Gordon, who first expressed an interest in playing for Britain in 2008 but is yet to appear due to various professional and personal commitments, was said to be continuing his training in Detroit and an answer on whether he was heading to camp had been expected in the next 24 hours.
The news of his trade, confirmed by the Bobcats, could now bring the situation to a head, although it may not improve the chances of Gordon turning up.
Gordon skipped his first chance to appear in a major tournament for Great Britain, the EuroBasket in 2009, as he had just completed a multi-million dollar free agent move from Chicago - where he was a team-mate of GB star Luol Deng - to Detroit and he said he wanted to establish himself with his new team.
Gordon will now head to Charlotte where he becomes a team-mate of Byron Mullens, another uncapped player who had been expected to compete for a spot on the GB squad after acquiring a passport earlier this year, only to this week rule himself out citing a toe injury.