HoopsHype Ben Gordon rumors

February 14, 2013 Updates

The front office didn't suspend Gordon, a decision sources said was based in part on the belief the incident would diminish his trade value so close to the league's deadline next Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets are still mulling an offer to trade forward Kris Humphries for Gordon, but have thus far been unmoved over the possibility Gordon can make an impact for them, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

February 13, 2013 Updates

It's not a question of whether Mikhail Prokhorov – whose net worth was pegged at $13.2 billion by Forbes last March – can afford moves like these. He's clearly all-in with this big-money, big-market approach, but the Nets' decision makers are still well aware that they can't add any more high-priced pieces unless it has a significant effect on the ultimate goal of deep playoff contention. Prokhorov has expected deep playoff contention all along, but it wouldn't be wise to add someone like Smith unless they were convinced it was the sort of move that could make them a Finals contender. Meanwhile, a deal that has been reported in which Humphries would go to Charlotte for veteran shooting guard Ben Gordon (player option for $13.2 million next season, the last of his deal) remains possible as well. USA Today Sports

February 12, 2013 Updates

The Nets again won't have Deron Williams when they host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, and it's also looking as if they won't have Josh Smith or Ben Gordon by the time the NBA's trading deadline passes in eight days. According to league sources familiar with the Nets thinking, they're still searching to add a big man, but don't believe that they are going to wind up with Smith or Gordon, despite having recent trade talks with Atlanta and Charlotte. New York Daily News

February 11, 2013 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets are aggressively pursuing a trade for Atlanta Hawks star forward Josh Smith, league sources told ESPN. The two teams are engaged in discussions. But one source said while "there has been lots of talk, nothing is close yet." As the NBA's Feb. 21 trade deadline nears, Brooklyn is proving to be one of the most active teams in the league. As reported by ESPN.com on Friday, sources said the Nets also are talking with the Charlotte Bobcats about a Kris Humphries-for-Ben Gordon trade. ESPN.com

February 10, 2013 Updates

Somers noted that Gordon is shooting 41 percent on three's, suggesting that could help open things up. Peter Vecsey: "I've been tweeting about this for a week and it just hit ESPN yesterday or so. I don't believe they would get Ben Gordon to keep him. I believe the idea behind the talk, which actually has been going on for three weeks or so --and it's still there for the taking-- I think they would move Gordon with somebody, use Humphries to get Gordon, move him maybe with MarShon to get that power forward or that small forward that I'm talking about." NetsDaily

February 9, 2013 Updates

A league source confirmed a report the Nets and Bobcats have had preliminary discussions about swapping power forward Kris Humphries to Charlotte for guard Ben Gordon. No deal is imminent, however. The Feb. 21 trade deadline is less than two weeks away. “You don’t pay attention to it,” Humphries said after scoring two points and grabbing three rebounds in last night’s 89-74 loss to the Wizards. “You have to just play and make the most of the situation. It is what it is.” New York Post

Kris Humphries has been a disappointment this season, and the power forward soon could find himself in another uniform. ESPN reported Friday that the Nets have discussed trading Humphries for Charlotte's Ben Gordon, though no deal is imminent. Does it bother Humphries to hear his name come up in trade talks? "Not really,'' he said. "I wouldn't really hear about it unless you guys came over here and started talking about it. So it's you guys' fault.'' Newsday

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Ajani Williams, president of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), said his administration will begin talks with a number National Basketball Association (NBA) players who have expressed interest in representing Jamaica at this year's FIBA World Championship final-round qualifiers at the end of the month. Williams said his organisation will be holding talks with point guard Ben Gordon of Charlotte Bobcats, Indiana Pacers centre Roy Hibbert and André Drummond of Detroit Pistons. "We are going to make our best effort to get these players and then we will see how well things pan out," said Williams. Jamaica Gleaner

January 7, 2013 Updates
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I know (Ben Gordon) regrets passing on that first $50 million offer from the Bulls. His contract expires after next season, and he does remain an unusual player and classic sixth man type. Thibodeau doesn't like small shooting guards, so he probably would have been an issue with the Bulls. And you don't want to pay a sixth man $12 million a year. He never could get over Deng being offered more, which is a mistake employes make everywhere. If you are being compensated well and enjoy your work, you have won. Ben won and he didn't know it. It's left a stain on his career legacy he'll never erase. He could have been a contender. NBA.com

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