Bobcats rumors: Charlotte attempting to trade Ben Gordon

The Charlotte Bobcats have been reportedly shopping Ben Gordon this season, but their desire to ship out the guard “has deepened” following a bout of disruptive behavior targeted at head coach Mike Dunlap, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.


Wojnarowski describes the incident below:

As Dunlap led the Bobcats in a morning shootaround on Monday before a victory over the Celtics, Gordon refused Dunlap's request to stop bouncing a ball as the coach spoke, sources said. Before long, Gordon began baiting Dunlap, telling him that he needed to "humble himself," sources said.

Gordon then refused to give Dunlap the ball and instead tossed it toward the ball rack. General manager Rod Higgins was sitting in on the practice and had to intervene. One source described the scene to Wojnarowski as “beyond disrespectful.”

Charlotte didn’t suspend Gordon at the time, as they believed the attention would cause the guard to lose trade value with the deadline approaching. It was reported that the Brooklyn Nets had interest in a Gordon-for-Kris Humphries swap, but the team is now said to be looking elsewhere.

So far this season, the eighth-year pro has totaled 12.6 points, 2.2 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game for the Bobcats.

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