Ben Gordon to Russia?

by September 03, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

This summer, Ben Gordon has made it abundantly clear that he has no intention of donning a Chicago Bulls uniform again. He wants so badly to get away from the Bulls, that he’s reportedly willing to play in Russia next season.

A Greek website is reporting that Gordon is mulling over a one-year deal – somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 million Euros – from Russian hoops powerhouse CSKA Moscow.

Greek news sources are reporting that Ben Gordon has been offered a $5.5 million contract with CSKA Moscow. That contract is the equivalent to an $8.9 million contract in the NBA, as European teams deal in net. Gordon is said to be demanding at least $7 million from CSKA Moscow, which would be the same amount that Josh Childress is making.

That deal would be the equivalent of an $11.3 million NBA contract, and would provide Gordon great incentive to leave the NBA for Russia.

DaBullz, a Bulls blog which found the story initially, put the Greek article through the Google Translator and it apparently claims that Gordon is going to make his decision today.

The report is, at best, flimsy, but with seemingly little League-wide interest in the frustrated guard, it’s not entirely out of the question that Gordon could skip the pond instead of playing one lame-duck season in Chicago prior to becoming an unrestricted free agent.

(Via: Blog a Bull)