Sep 30, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Ben Gordon (8) during the Bobcats media day at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Bobcats struggling to trade Ben Gordon?


For weeks (more like months, honestly) the Charlotte Bobcats have been attempting to improve their wing defense. They’ve searched through free agency and hit the trade market, but so far they’ve come up empty.

Some of the struggles can likely be attributed to the poor trade market for shooting guard, Ben Gordon.

The veteran guard is no longer wanted or needed in Charlotte and the Bobcats have been hoping to use his $13 million dollar expiring contract as a trade chip, but according to Alex Kennedy they haven’t found any takers:

The Charlotte Bobcats continue to shop Ben Gordon. Source says Charlotte has been shopping him for awhile, but hasn’t found a deal yet.

One reason for the struggles is likely due to the asking price. The Bobcats are attempting to improve for a potential playoff birth and want a player who can help them across the board. Teams aren’t willing to part with such for an expiring draft pick, so moving Gordon may cost the Bobcats an extra player/draft pick if they want a difference maker in a deal.

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