Report: Ben Gordon Wants More than Luol Deng
The Bulls and Gordon’s camp remain far apart. According to sources, the Bulls are offering an average salary in the $8 million to $9 million range, while Gordon is looking for something in the $12 million range. Deng’s deal averages $11.8 million.
Because Gordon has led the team in scoring the last three years, his representatives believe he should be the highest-paid player. The Bulls can’t do that without exceeding the luxury-tax threshold.
”There are differences in how we’re looking at it, but we have time,” Paxson said. ”No deadline is out there looming. We need to keep working at it and keep it professional and keep it moving in the right direction. No one’s dug their heels in, and that’s a good thing.”