Don't say bye to Deng, Gordon yet

This Bulls off-season will feature more twists and turns than a bad soap opera. But at its outset, at least, Ben Gordon and Luol Deng said their individual exit interviews Friday with general manager John ... Full Story
R Keane

United States

#1 Apr 19, 2008
Ben Gordon and Luol Deng are not centerpiece players. They're good but the Bulls should not overpay them at the expense of being able to sign better players. Larry Hughes is overpaid and Ben Wallace was too. If you're going to end up with the Bulls 2008 W/L record you should get well rounded, hard working players who relish playing bullet proof defense for less money and hope to score the better players later.
leRon Washington

West Lafayette, IN

#2 Apr 19, 2008
Hi boys, LeRon here again, nice talking to you. Just want to say that Luol and Ben are my boys. I say, pay them the max because those boys deserve every single penny.
R Keane

United States

#3 Apr 19, 2008
leRon Washington wrote:
Hi boys, LeRon here again, nice talking to you. Just want to say that Luol and Ben are my boys. I say, pay them the max because those boys deserve every single penny.
Pay them the max for a 33/49 record ?

For some reason some people think they deserve the "max" for no apparent reason - why is that ?
Leroy

Schaumburg, IL

#4 Apr 19, 2008
pay them the max pax so nobody else wants them. :) like hinrich and noseeoni. just hand reinsdorf money. just be happy you ain't paying michael's salary. hand it over.
R Keane

United States

#5 Apr 19, 2008
Definitely overpaid Hinrich - Nocioni sets the right competitive tone. Keep Gordon or Hinrich depending on who else you have and the money - but not both.
Bobby Knight

Orlando, FL

#6 Apr 19, 2008
They are not worthy of the max! No player in that team is worthy of that type of contract. No making the trades for Gasol and Kobe will haunt "pax" for ever! Now he has no leverage whatsoever!
olk

College Park, MD

#7 Apr 19, 2008
boo
big mike

Atlanta, GA

#8 Apr 20, 2008
I think you offer them less then what you offer them for this pass season. Lou & Ben numbers are down in ever catogory and they didn't make the playoffs and didn't do anything to deserve the money they're looking for. You have to pay them more then Kirk, so I would say 48 to 50 million a piece.

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