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Report: Bobcats “determined” to trade Ben Gordon after “disrespectful” incident


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After a altercation between Ben Gordon and head coach Mike Dunlap named “disrespectful” , the Charlotte Bobcats are reportedly more determined than ever to trade shooting guard Ben Gordon. Gordon, 29, has played in 47 games for the Bobcats this season. He is averaging 12.6 points and 2.2 assists per game on 43 percent shooting from the field and 41 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Yahoo! sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski also reports that the Brooklyn Nets are still considering a potential deal to acquire Gordon in exchange for big man Kris Humphries before next week’s Feb. 21 trade deadline.

Per Yahoo:

After a bout of disruptive behavior from Ben Gordon targeted at Charlotte Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap, the franchise’s desire to trade the guard has deepened, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Ben Gordon is averaging 12.6 points this season. APAs Dunlap led the Bobcats in a morning shootaround on Monday before a victory over the Celtics, Gordon refused Dunlaps 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. Gordan refused to give the ball to Dunlap, and eventually tossed it toward a ball rack, sources said.

Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins was in the practice session and ultimately intervened, sources said.

“Beyond disrespectful,” was how one league source described the scene.

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