Friday, May 22nd, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  16 responses

Bulls Make Ben Gordon Signing Top Priority

Chicago’s new GM has a plan, and that plan centers around making BG a permanent fixture in Black&Red: “Sitting next to John Paxson, who will remain the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations, Forman expressed excitement about the team’s young core and vowed to form a tight bond with players and coaches. Forman also addressed possibly the biggest story of the Bulls’ offseason–the future of unrestricted free agent guard Ben Gordon. ‘We like Ben,’ Forman said. ‘He’s our kind of guy. He’s got great makeup and character, a great work ethic. Our goal is to re-sign Ben Gordon. In the conversations we’ve had, I think Ben wants to stay here in Chicago.’”

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  • malanacream


  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Russ Bengtson Makes Going To Bulls Front Office With Louisville Slugger Top Priority. YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF SOMEONE EVENTUALLY, MORONS. Part of me hopes they sign BG, can’t trade Luol or Kirk, and have to watch Tyrus and Derrick walk. GET A PLAN.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    WOW. If they pay him 8+ mill per they are retarded. Hopefully (for Bulls fans) they’re just saying this to be nice and have no real intentions of paying BG big money. And I’ve heard they are actively shopping Tyrus and Kirk, so there could be some truth to it.

  • breeze

    coilk you think hes not worth it ….after this years performance

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Hang on, I need to consult my Magic 8-Ball: “Will a team with a starting backcourt of Derrick Rose and Ben Gordon ever compete for an NBA title?” *shakes* “NOT F*CKING LIKELY!” Terrific.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    when i first saw the title of the article, i thought: “BREATHE RUSS!!! WE CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE YOU AROUND HERE!!!”

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    They’re following the Dallas Mavs Cuban model. Pay everyone, blame Stern when you don’t win. Give or take 8-10 games a year in the final record.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    But they should have spoke up Cuban style on Rondo’s slap boxing display (yeah its open hand).

  • Blov5

    stop hating on Gordon he is the best player on the team.we need to add a big man to help Bg and D Rose.if we get rid of gordon then we will be missing a outside shooter and a bigman down low now.Ben was the only player to get his stats up from last year and dont say cause he was on a contract year B.S he did it cause he is a professional and a hard worker.you can blame Gordon for the Bulls season woes all you want. Top 15 scorers make 11-12 mil plus period. Dam their defense. He will be paid by someone. He’s 26 years old going into his prime, He earned his money for 5 years straight. 10 mil dollar 9ppg Hinrick , 13mil dollar 14ppg Deng, and 6mil 9ppg Thomas did not. Only Thomas has improved his play over the years. Hinrick and Deng stats are on the decline. Stats don’t lie. Dump them. You can get more productive players for the money. Get some skilled Big Men. The Bulls front court may be the absolute worst in the leauge, yet you people keep crying about Gordon

  • ab_40

    yeah another undersized backcourt to get obused by well almost any other team. now if only they can get some bang for their buck with tyrus thomas who dare I say is a huge bust

  • http://www.myspace.com/weezyleezy337 weezy f. leezy

    yo russ bengston, u nuts bro? u remember that series against the celts? u tellin me they should let this guy walk? d-rose and tyrus nice an everything, but gordon was their guy…hittin all the big shots. haha..naw man..u dont let your leading scorer in the playoffs walk. do you? hey maybe u have a point. after watchin that series, i thought he’d do better on another team anyways. maybe be an allstar…

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    Although Russ is right that the Bulls should get rid of someone, BG is not that guy, Deng is.

  • flash

    just give BG his money

  • chintao

    Next Up: Russ Bengtson gets a small taste of the type of frustration Knick fans have been experiencing for far too long.

  • gbaby

    signing ben gordon would be very smart and actually beneficial to the bulls. un like, the signing of luol deng to a SIX YEAR $71 MILLION contarct! In his career, he only averages 15 points which isn’t terrible but he averages 1.5 assists! what a hog! luol deng is a selfish player not worried about the rest of his team.

  • wall ball

    The Bulls have problems!!!BG is a scorer. He can shoot the leather off of the ball for sure, but he couldn’t guard a playpen with 4 300 lb bodyguards all holding M-16s strapped to both hands standing beside him. Yes he has made huge shots and won multiple games in his short career. But flat out, for you so-called basketball fans, BG is not the best player on the team, he is the best shooter and a streaky one at that. Because he has hit many big shots, the younger vets on the team along with THE ROOK, defer to him. He has confidence, but he’s not money. He’s not as tenacious as you want your top guy to be. Derrick Rose will be a superstar, once he develops more confidence and improves yearly. I don’t blame BG for hogging the ball and shooting when 3 and 4 guys are on him. I blame the Bulls. They go out and get a bum coach, who I will say improved a bit over the course of the season, but c’mon, you had seasoned coaches available who could’ve helped develop the players better. The Bulls traditionally have failed to develop their players. This is where Vinny deserves some credit. Tyrus improved this year and if Skiles were there he would only be rebounding and blocking shots. That J wouldn’t have been there. The front office doesn’t want to spend money on A-list players or A-list coaches so we’re stuck with a one dimensional B-lister as our go to guy. Sign and trade the bum and get him outta town. If its prom night, give D-Rose the keys to his new whip and enjoy the ride