Right now Ben Gordon is shooting lights out and becoming a more valuable player. Considering his situation the front office is going to have a tough decision to make come trade deadline with him. If he continues his play many teams are going to want him and will be willing to give up either a players or picks valuable to the Bobcats. I think the FO has to choices either trade him at the deadline or get him to agree to an extension. If the money is right I wouldn't be opposed to signing him long-term, since he can score in bunches and many good teams have a player that can do that. By trading Gordon we could add another 1st rounder, maybe a decent big man, and likely get rid of Diop or Thomas, preferably TT since he is here longer.