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Charlotte Shopping Ben Gordon, Trying To Win Now (Other News)

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Ben Gordon Being Shopped

 

The Charlotte Bobcats are shopping Ben Gordon, according to league sources. They have talked to many teams about the veteran guard and are trying to move Gordon's $13,200,000 ending contract for a player who helps them win now. Charlotte has played well this season and currently sits in the East's seventh seed. They're expected to be buyers at the deadline, because they want to make the playoffs for just the second time in franchise history. Sulia

 

Cats keeping CDR and Jeff Adrien

 

Chris Haynes: The Bobctas will not waive G/F Chris Douglas-Roberts today, guaranteeing his contract for remainder of season, a source informed @CSNNW. Twitter @ChrisBHaynes

 

Marc J. Spears: Bobcats keeping forward Jeff Adrien for the remainder of the season. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

 

MKG Could Return January 14th

 

The Bobcats are targeting an important stretch of games in the middle of the month, possibly as soon as Jan. 14, for the return of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist from a fractured left hand, coach Steve Clifford said. “Next weekend we’re at Minnesota, at Chicago, and we’re hoping to have him back after that,” Clifford said Saturday night at Sleep Train Arena, where Charlotte beat the Kings to close an otherwise-disappointing 1-4 trip. Under that scenario, Kidd-Gilchrist would rejoin the team for the Jan. 14 home game against the Knicks, a particularly welcome addition at a time the defense is slipping after previously leading the Bobcats into the playoff conversation. NBA.com 

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Fug winning now

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I swear if we throw this pick away and don't have a superstar on our team next year...

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Lol what are you gonna do SuperJ? Stop being a "fan"... not that you are much of one right now anyway.

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Any potential targets? I can't see his contract alone bringing too much. 

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Any potential targets? I can't see his contract alone bringing too much. 

 

His contract would be the only reason someone would want him.

 

He has a $13.2 million dollar expiring contract... that is golden.

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Lol what are you gonna do SuperJ? Stop being a "fan"... not that you are much of one right now anyway.

This poo makes no sense to me. If they really wanted to win, they would've traded for Harden, Gay.

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His contract would be the only reason someone would want him.

 

He has a $13.2 million dollar expiring contract... that is golden.

 

Golden, yes. But I said I don't think it brings "that much". The only teams that could want the contract would be teams with eyes on FA next season. Big markets more than likely. Outside of Pau, I can't think of players now that Deng is gone. Maybe could get a late late 1st rounder this year, but at what price? A Kendrick Perkins type contract we have to eat?

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Golden, yes. But I said I don't think it brings "that much". The only teams that could want the contract would be teams with eyes on FA next season. Big markets more than likely. Outside of Pau, I can't think of players now that Deng is gone. Maybe could get a late late 1st rounder this year, but at what price? A Kendrick Perkins type contract we have to eat?

 

It's not all about free agency... it's about cap relief. A lot of people aren't aware of this but this is the first year that the Bobcats have gone into the luxury tax... Most small market teams don't like spending money which is why a small market team could easily decide to trade a bad contract or a couple of bad contracts to get some cap relief.

 

Gordon's contract could also be super helpful to a team that is trying to tank (L.A. Lakers, Chicago, Toronto).

 

Gordon's contract might be able to pry Boozer from Chicago.

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It's not all about free agency... it's about cap relief. A lot of people aren't aware of this but this is the first year that the Bobcats have gone into the luxury tax... Most small market teams don't like spending money which is why a small market team could easily decide to trade a bad contract or a couple of bad contracts to get some cap relief.

 

Gordon's contract could also be super helpful to a team that is trying to tank (L.A. Lakers, Chicago, Toronto).

 

Gordon's contract might be able to pry Boozer from Chicago.

 

Last I read, their plan it seems is to amnesty Boozer in the offseason. Not to mention, I can't see Charlotte bringing in Boozer when they drafted Zeller and further limit his development. If there could be some provision about keeping the 1st rounder we owe them, I'd be all for it though. But, with it becoming unprotected in a couple years, probably a hundred percent chance the Bulls nix that idea from any deal. 

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I swear if we throw this pick away and don't have a superstar on our team next year...

I swear if we don't throw this pick away and don't have a superstar on our team next year...

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Last I read, their plan it seems is to amnesty Boozer in the offseason. Not to mention, I can't see Charlotte bringing in Boozer when they drafted Zeller and further limit his development. If there could be some provision about keeping the 1st rounder we owe them, I'd be all for it though. But, with it becoming unprotected in a couple years, probably a hundred percent chance the Bulls nix that idea from any deal. 

 

Ummmm that makes no sense...

 

Why amnesty him (you still owe him his money and have to pay him his money) when you can get an expiring contract and actually save money.

 

While the trade may limit Zeller at first, in the long run it would help because he would get to learn from Boozer for the remainder of this year and next year then the Cats could let Boozer walk in free agency and let Zeller take over.

 

By the way... the Bulls are most likely getting that pick this year anyway.

 

As for trading Gordon for Pau... talks would not get far because we would have to add a contract for the salaries to match and I guarantee they would ask for MKG.

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