The Charlotte Bobcats are in the playoff hunt. Yes, you read that right. The team that has become accustomed to finishing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference year after year may make the playoffs this season for just the second time in franchise history. The 15-21 squad currently holds the seventh-seed in the East, which features just teams above .500.
With a playoff push in mind, the ‘Cats are actively shopping reserve guard Ben Gordon. The 30-year-old is averaging 5.6 points, shooting 3.4 percent from the field while grabbing 1.6 rebounds and dishing out 1.1 assists in just over 15 minutes per game – all career-lows. The former Sixth Man of the Year is a realistic piece to trade as he is in the final year of his contract that pays him $13 million.
Charlotte has struggled of late, having gone 3-7 in their last ten games. Injuries to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (broken hand) and Jeff Taylor (ruptured Achilles) have hurt the Bobcats’ production. While Anthony Tolliver and Chris Douglas-Roberts have filled in, it would certainly help to get another piece to compliment the team that features Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson.
Trade information Via Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD.