NBA Trade Rumors: Charlotte Bobcats actively pursuing perimeter shooter in trade

Dec 9, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon (8) shoots the ball over Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second half at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Bobcats defeated the Warriors 115-111. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 9, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon (8) shoots the ball over Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second half at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Bobcats defeated the Warriors 115-111. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Bobcats are experiencing something that is still relatively new to the franchise — winning. The team is in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff picture for the first time in years and Charlotte seems to be going all in to bring a winning culture to the city.

One way the Bobcats plan on getting better immediately, is to make a trade at the deadline. Unlike years past, the Bobcats are expected to be buyers, not sellers, and they have a very distinct type of player they’re looking for. According to Marc J. Spears from Yahoo! Sports, the Bobcats are actively pursuing the acquisition of a perimeter scorer on the trade market.

Charlotte is actively pursuing a deal for needed perimeter shooting, a source said.

Charlotte has already made it known that Ben Gordon can be had in a trade and have been slowly showing a willingness to part ways with draft picks this summer as well as former first-round draft pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. A lot can happen between now and the deadline, but the Bobcats look like they’ll be active and are chasing a very specific type of trade.

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  • Conner David Boyd

    Very specific type of trade? They’ve been checking in on Greg Monroe, Evan Turner, and now a perimeter scorer AND Brandon Bass. They’re looking at everyone who might be available at the deadline. I think ideally they want a SG/SF with perimeter shooting. Turner is a good scorer, but doesn’t have an outside shot. Monroe would be an interesting addition at PF…Monroe and Big Al would cause nightmares for teams with their offensive talent and rebounding abilities. I know the Jazz aren’t going to give him up, but Gordon Hayward would be perfect. I just hope we don’t give up DET’s pick, since it’s likely going to be in the 9-13 area, which would give the Bobcats the ability to draft someone like Gary Harris.

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