The stalemate between the Chicago Bulls and Ben Gordon continues as Gordon is still intent on finding somewhere else to call home, and the Bulls are still intent on trying to trade him. Unfortunately for both sides, it doesn’t look like either is going to get what they want. The Bulls have reportedly offered Gordon a deal for six years and $59 million, but Ben wants something more in the $12 million range.
Of course, Ben’s real problem in getting that kind of money out of the Bulls is that he has absolutely no leverage. No other team in the NBA is willing to pay him that much, and the Bulls know this because they’ve tried to manage a sign-and-trade with anybody who will listen. So now Gordon has only one card left to play, and he’s playing it. Apparently he’s been talking to a team in Russia.