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.