Yahoo Sports reports Bobcats guard Ben Gordon had an altercation with coach Mike Dunlap in front of the team this week but that the Bobcats have not punished him in order to protect his trade value.

After a bout of disruptive behavior from Ben Gordon targeted at Charlotte Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap, the franchise's desire to trade the guard has deepened, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Ben Gordon is averaging 12.6 points this season. APAs Dunlap led the Bobcats in a morning shootaround on Monday before a victory over the Celtics, Gordon refused Dunlaps request to stop bouncing a ball as the coach spoke, sources said.