The Bulls benched Gordon for Chris Duhon for a season and a half. They
benched him for Larry Hughes for 25 games. They offered him much less
money than Luol Deng, and then took away his offer the moment he was
ready to accept it. This off-season Reinsdorf was quoted as saying that
Gordon wouldn't have been able to get playing time behind Rose,
Hinrich, and Salmons. Gordon is arguably the best player amongst this
group, and currently has the highest PER. Are the Bulls brass just
delusional or are they just really disrespectful towards him?
Disrespectful to him. Never understood their stance with BG. As for the
pulled offer, I've heard they decided they made a mistake even offering
it to him so even if he said he wanted to sign it, the offer was going
to be pulled.
I hereby retract everything I just wrote in the last article, at least in regards to anyone who believed the above. Reading this really angers me, but my man coldfish sums it up on realgm really nicely in that thread.
The defense was fine with Gordon at SG. Many people kept pointing
this out over and over and over. There are 3 physical facets to
defense, speed, height and strength. On two of those characteristics,
Gordon was exemplary. He didn't get backed down and he didn't get
beaten with speed. The problem with the Bulls defense is at PG, because
Rose sucks and in the paint. That's why the Bulls defense is worse this
year than last, despite changing the 2/3 to Salmons/Deng. The 2/3
defense wasn't the problem.
The Bulls could have given Gordon
$9M to Gordon and forgot about the SG position for 6 years and dealt
with more pressing problems.
The Bulls **** up. I really don't
see how this can be debated. Right now, Hinrich isn't in Gordon's
league as far as contribution and they are paying him the same amount
and likely will for several more years.
This was one of the worst personnel evaluations I have ever seen in professional sports.