Gordon reportedly involved in incident with coach and could be traded.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Charlotte Bobcats are considering a push to trade guard Ben Gordon after he was reportedly involved in an incident with coach Mike Dunlap.
During a shoot-around on Monday morning, Dunlap allegedly asked Gordon to stop bouncing a ball while he was speaking. Failing to oblige, Gordon is reported to have talked back saying the coach needed to “humble himself”.
Reports then suggest Gordon refused to return the ball to Dunlap, instead tossing it toward a ball rack, before Bobcats GM Rod Higgins intervened and stopped the matter from escalating.
Gordon, 29, is averaging 12.6 points and 2.2 assists per game this season, and has been linked with a possible trade deal with the Brooklyn Nets which would see big man Kris Humphries move in the opposite direction, reports by ESPN.
Dunlap is currently is in his first season in the NBA as a head coach, and at 12-40 the Bobcats have the miserable award for having the worst record in the NBA ahead of the All-Star break.
Gordon’s reported actions will do little to ease the rising tension in Charlotte, and could now be in line for a switch ahead of the February 21 trade deadline.