Ben Gordon tosses a great no-look alley-oop pass to Hakim Warrick who skies for the jam. Yes, of course the Bobcats lost again.
Last night in Denver Ben Gordon hit all nine of his 3-pointers for the second time in his career. He and Latrell Sprewell are the only players to hit that many 3s without a miss in NBA history.
The 2012 Olympics Games in London are just around the corner (Mayan Calendar be dammed) and the focus on British basketball and basketball in Britain has intensified to a degree never seen before. The NBA has already slated 2 regular season games to take place in the O2 Arena in 2011 to drum up some attention to basketball in the UK .
Natives Sam Neter and Silky Slim from The Mirror “In The Paint” blog, decided to take a different approached to hype up British basketball. With a short film to rally support for the host nations troops that still need to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. Enjoy this video with a spot of Tea plus some bun and cheese.
Add Ben Gordon to the list of limping Pistons.Â Gordon went down hard during on his left ankle and sprained it during Wednesday night’s game. He’s listed as day-to-day, but it’s unlikely Gordon will play tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers.
If that’s the case, he will join Richard Hamilton (severely sprained right ankle) and Tayshaun Prince (small ruptured disc) on the sidelines.
“We’re dropping like flies,” Rodney Stuckey said. “We just have to fight through it. That’s pretty much it.”
Back to the labor! Â One of the The newest members of the Detroit Pistons Ben Gordon recently sat down with Hoopshype for an interview and when he was asked “Did it make you feel bad that the Bulls, the team you had led in scoring several years, didnâ€™t show more interest in re-signing you?” This is what Gordon had to say about the Chicago Bulls situation.
Yes and no. After being there for five years, I had a great understanding of how the organization operates. I had a better understanding from the inside, that people on the outside donâ€™t see, of how things work. And at the end of the day, itâ€™s a business. Everybody in that position is going to make the decision that they feel is the best business decision.Â Â As a basketball player, obviously with everything I’ve done [in Chicago] and the potential of the future with this team, to not be made an offer is kind of a slap in the face,”Â Ben Gordonsaid. “But from a business standpoint, I fully understand why everything happened the way it did. I don’t have any bad feelings. It’s time to move on and start a new chapter in my career.”
In reality Ben Gordon should be a Bull and he knows it just like everybody else does and the Bulls not offering him a deal was a slap in the face. Then again, having Ben Gordon come of the bench for all those years was a spectacular slap in the face too.
Hello, fuel to the fire of the Detroit vs. Chicago rivalry.
The Pistons wasted no time signing free agents as fast as they could and as a result Ben Gordon and CharlieÂ VillanuevaÂ will now call Detroit home.
According to league sources,Â Ben GordonÂ has agreed in principle to aÂ deal worth $55 Million over 5 years andÂ Charlie Villanueva has agreed in principle to a $35 million pact with Detroit for the same length of time. Last season with the BullsÂ Gordon averaged 20.7 points for the Chicago, leading them in scoring for the fourth straight year and should be able to keep near that average in Detroit.
Charlie Villanueva, who turns 25 next month, averaged 16.2 points and 6.7 rebounds last season for the Milwaukee Bucks.Â VillanuevaÂ went from being a restricted free agent to an unrestricted one when Milwaukee chose to not make him a qualifying offer.
I’m officially confused about what Joe Dumars is trying to do in Detroit.
Via Press Release
Ben Gordon might have a strained left hamstring, but his sense of humor and shooting touch are still intact.Â
“He will undergo an MRI exam today, which will help determine if he can play in Game 5 on Tuesday in Boston. “I was driving and I heard something pop,” said Gordon, who incurred the injury while shooting in the second quarter. “It’s sore; hopefully it’s not too serious. I’m going to do what I need to do [to play].” Gordon rode a stationary bike near theBulls’ bench during the third quarter to keep the hamstring loose. “It started affecting me right away,” he said. “I couldn’t do some of the things I wanted to do. But a game like that, you’ve got to play through it.” Gordon’s celebratory gesture after drilling the tying three-pointer at the end of the first overtime likely will draw a fine from the league. “If Mr. [David] Stern asks, it was my groin [bothering him],” Gordon joked.”
Luol got a contract to make Ben Gordon say Deng, they decided on Derrick Rose as the number one pick to steer their team to the future and hired Vinnie Del Negro as kind of a shock to everybody and are looking to rebuild. Â So where does this leave this version of the Baby Bulls? Â Well things can only get better for them after a 33 win season and obtaining a young floor general with gusto.
You know the Bulls want to be better when they fired Scott Skiles on Christmas day….DENG!
Additions:Â Darius Washington, Elton Brown, Roger Powell , Omer Asik, Derrick Rose
Losses:Â Chris Duhon, Shannon Brown, JamesOn Curry
Projected Wins: 34+
Team Theme Song:Â Â Common -Â Resurrection
Things are looking up in the City of Wind and rookie Derrick Rose is the beginning of the resurrection.
The Bulls have way too many perimeter players and lack a consistent inside presence. Â However , this should be good for the baptism under fire year for Derrick Rose who they need to be good now to move ahead in the east. Â Ben Gordon after contract issues placed him in limbo should be a solid sixth man and possible starter if the Hinrich at shooting guard experiment fails, Luol has that game to make you say Deng! and Joakim Noah and Drew Gooden will be solid on the frontline but will be offensively challenged.Â
This is a experimental year for the Bulls with more changes to come but, Derrick Rose will be fun to watch.