Saturday , Dec , 29 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Ben Gordon May Sign One-year Deal with Bulls

The decision to move Ben Gordon into his old sixth man role could have ramifications beyond this season.

Unable to reach terms on a contract extension before this season, Gordon has told confidants he might sign a one-year tender offer next summer and become an unrestricted free agent after the 2008-09 season.

If they don’t trade him first, the Bulls will make a qualifying offer of $6.4 million to keep Gordon as a restricted free agent next off-season. That would allow them to match any offers he might receive next summer.

The Bulls also can negotiate a long-term extension with Gordon next summer.

Interim coach Jim Boylan said he isn’t worried about Gordon accepting his role…(Click here for more from the Chicago Tribune.)