Posted February 14, 2013

Report: Bobcats more willing to trade Ben Gordon after disruptive behavior

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The Bobcats are reportedly more interested in trading Ben Gordon after the guard got into an argument with coach Mike Dunlap. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Bobcats are reportedly more interested in trading Ben Gordon after the guard got into an argument with coach Mike Dunlap. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bobcats guard Ben Gordon exhibited disruptive behavior during a shootaround Monday morning, increasing the team’s inclination to trade the nine-year veteran, reports Yahoo! Sports.

Coach Mike Dunlap asked Gordon to stop bouncing a ball while he was speaking, and Gordon began talking back to Dunlap, saying the coach need to “humble himself.” Gordon refused to return the ball to Dunlap and instead tossed it toward a ball rack. Bobcats GM Rod Higgins eventually intervened.

The Nets have expressed interest in Gordon, although they are wavering because they are uncertain Gordon can make a significant impact. Gordon, 29, is averaging 12.6 points and 2.2 assists per game thus far this season.


4 comments
Maximum1
Maximum1

This is nothing new for Gordan, he exhibited the same kind of behavior in Chicago.  He's a very good player, but he's never really been great, or at least as great as he thinks he is.  And when he falters, it's always someone else's fault, the coach didn't give him enough minutes, he wasn't fed enough passes, he even complained about the fans not supporting him adequately. 

BrendanMcMaster
BrendanMcMaster

Funny how the Suns wanted to sign him and they would not let him go...

BrianOgt
BrianOgt

Practice? Practice. You talkin bout practice.

opaque
opaque

Amazing the kind of irreverance and hubris many of these athetes indulge in today.  Gordon is a punk of long standing who has exhibited a**hole behavior many times in the past.  Good riddance, moron, the Bobcats suck with you and can certainly suck without you.