The Charlotte Bobcats – losers of four of ten – are fading fast. Now sitting in the eigth seed of the NBA’s Eastern Conference, there is worry they could miss the postseason if their woes continue.
Knowing this, the Bobcats are reportedly looking to be buyers come the NBA’s February trade deadline.
Per Basketball Insiders:
I’ve heard from rival executives that the Bobcats are going to be buyers at the deadline. This is an organization that is tired of losing games and they’d love to make the playoffs this year. This is their opportunity, with the Eastern Conference being wide open.
We’ve heard the Bobcats have been shopping Ben Gordon and his expiring contract, but have yet to find takers. However – many teams wait until the final few days before taking on a large expiring deal (why pay more money than you have to?) so that doesn’t mean Gordon won’t be moved at some point.
It’s also been rumored that the ‘Cats are looking to acquire a defensive minded wingman in recent weeks, though, those aren’t exactly easy to find on the trade market.