Ben Gordon wants to be the answer to Great Britain’s point guard problem at this summer’s Olympic Games.

The Detroit Pistons shooter is in line to finally earn his first international cap against Lithuania on June 23 in Houston where Chris Finch’s men are holding their pre-season training camp.

Finch has previously suggested that Gordon could slide into a playmaking role where GB lack experienced in the young trio of Ogo Adegboye, Devon van Oostrum and Andrew Lawrence.

And Gordon, who has held talks with the GB head coach, says he is open to the idea.

“I think I’ll be playing more point,” he told the Manchester Evening News.

Gordon and Deng reunited (Getty/NBA)

“It is different than what I play at Detroit but it should be good fun. “It’ll give me the chance to set up the offence as well as do some scoring. So I’ll bring that and obviously hard work.”

Luol Deng insists he can form an effective tandem with his former Chicago Bulls team-mate. The pair spent four years together in the Windy City before Gordon signed as a free agent with Detroit.

“Our rookie year, we had a great year,” Deng told MVP Magazine. “The year after, going to the play-offs, we did well against Miami. Then we went though some injuries. I didn’t play well. Ben didn’t play well.

“There was the contract stuff. The team we had at the time wasn’t as good as it was now. Honestly, there aren’t a lot of players I can’t fit in with because of my style of play.

“I can either have the ball in my hand or move around without the ball.”

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