Wednesday , Feb , 20 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Bulls May Pull Trigger on Luol Deng and Ben Gordon Deal


Days after demurring when questioned on the same subject, Ben Gordon finally admitted he has considered signing the Bulls’ one-year tender offer next summer and becoming an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2009. ‘I definitely didn’t go out of my way and say something to the organization trying to threaten them, but it is an option,’ Gordon said Tuesday. ‘Luol (Deng) has that option. Most guys in my position have that option.’

Gordon, who also stated his preference to remain with the Bulls, and Deng finally returned to the practice court after missing extensive time with injuries.Gordon said his sprained right wrist is still sore, but he feels well enough to play Wednesday night in New Jersey. Interim coach Jim Boylan said Deng, who didn’t to speak to the media, is a game-time decision with his left Achilles’ tendinitis. Click here for more from the Chicago Tribune.