Sources told ESPN.com that Gordon, who has been trying out for the Warriors at their practice facility in Oakland over the past few days, is likely to have a deal with the NBA's reigning champions by week's end that will give him an opportunity to try to snag a spot on Golden State's final 15-man roster.
The Warriors are on the hunt for some extra shooting and want to give Gordon a shot at winning the job. Chris Babb, Ian Clark and Jarell Eddie have also recently received camp invites from Golden State to compete for a berth in the champs' perimeter rotation.
Gordon signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the Orlando Magic last summer but became a free agent in late June after Orlando declined to pick up his Year 2 option. The Magic made the move in the name of creating more salary-cap flexibility in free agency, but Gordon was solid for the Magic, shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from the 3-point line in 14.1 minutes per game.
Gordon, drafted No. 3 overall by Chicago in 2004, won NBA Sixth Man of the Year honors after his rookie season with the Bulls in 2004-05. He has averaged 14.9 points and has shot 40.1 percent from 3-point range over his 11-season career, which also includes stops in Detroit and Charlotte.