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Chicago, You Need Ben Gordon

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The rumor mill was crazy in Chicago last summer. Coming off a 33-49 season, the Bulls and the high-scoring Ben Gordon couldn't agree on a contract.

Gordon was a restricted free agent. Chicago refused to give Gordon the long-term deal he demanded. This offseason, he will be an unrestricted free agent in a scarce free agent market.

Chicago seems prepared to replace Gordon, trading for John Salmons in February. Salmons, averaging 18.3 points per game this season, gives Chicago the scoring that Gordon brings them.

But Gordon gives more than that. Gordon is the glue that holds the Bulls together on the court.

Gordon is what gave Chicago hope in the post-Jordan era. He's giving Chicago hope against...

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