Numerous reports have Ben Gordon at the center of trade speculation and a practice spat with head coach, Mike Dunlap, has heightened the Bobcats desire to rid themselves of the sharpshooter.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports:
As Dunlap led the Bobcats in a morning shootaround on Monday before a victory over the Celtics, Gordon refused Dunlap’s request to stop bouncing a ball as the coach spoke, sources said. Before long, Gordon began baiting Dunlap, telling him that he needed to “humble himself,” sources said.
Gordan refused to give the ball to Dunlap, and eventually tossed it toward a ball rack, sources said.
Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins was in the practice session and ultimately intervened, sources said. ”Beyond disrespectful,” was how one league source described the scene.