Feb 09, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Ben Gordon (8) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Bobcats 87-76. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: It's Now Or Never. Will Charlotte Make a Move?

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Roberto Gato has covered Charlotte Bobcats NBA trade rumors ad nauseum recently, and with the trade deadline looming, the question must be asked: Will the ‘Cats actually do anything?

The most likely move is a Ben Gordon for Kris Humphries swap.

The Nets are said to be holding out till that last minute to pull the trigger on this deal. Brooklyn is reportedly looking to acquire Josh Smith, and if that happens, they’ll have to send Humphries to Atlanta.

Gerald Henderson is another player that’s come up in plenty of ‘Cats rumors.

I think Charlotte is trying to get a future pick out of him from a team that’s in position to do something in the playoffs this year. He’s only got one year left on his deal, so he can stabilize a playoff team’s bench, add some wing defending and provide a decent scoring punch without dragging down anyone’s cap space.

And what about ‘Gana Diop?

He’s got one of the best expiring contracts in the entire league, but he’s also one of the worst big men in the entire league.

That’s why I don’t see him being moved. The only thing that would make sense for Diop, would be if Charlotte got into a massive three-way deal and sent him to a team that needed an incoming salary to match what they were sending out. If that happened, Charlotte would probably be able to get at least a first round pick in return.

In the end, Ben Gordon has the highest likelyhood of being moved.

If the Nets haven’t dealt Humphries by the time we’re within an hour of the deadline, don’t be surprised to see Gordon swapped for Humphries at the buzzer.

 

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