One of the main concerns for the Chicago Bulls during the first month of the NBA season is that the team does not have enough scoring options. Behind starters Derrick Rose and Luol Deng, it remains to be seen who else can be defined as a scorer for the Bulls.
As the season progresses, many expect that the Bulls will look to add another scoring option before the trade deadline in February. One option for the Bulls is a player who was once loved by Bulls fans. That player is shooting guard Ben Gordon.
According to Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald, the Bulls may have an interest in acquiring Gordon from the Bobcats. Of the Bobcats eleven games this season, Gordon has only appeared in one of them. The lack of playing time for Gordon this season would seem to suggest that the Bobcats may look to part ways with former Bull.
There is no question that Gordon was at his best when he was with the Bulls from 2004 to 2009. Gordon’s career with the Bulls came to an end after the Bulls lost to the Boston Celtics in the 2009 playoffs. In that series for the Bulls, Gordon averaged 24.3 points per game.
Gordon is a logical fit for the Bulls. The addition of Gordon would allow Kirk Hinrich to work strictly as a backup to Rose, and Gordon would be the primary backup to Jimmy Butler at the shooting guard position. Gordon coming off the bench for the Bulls may provide a spark for the team like Nate Robinson did last season. Thus giving the Bulls the shooter that they may need when the team makes their playoff run.