The bottom line is that the way teams look at trades and free agency is going to change. It's going to start looking like , where teams dump big talents with big contracts just to save dough. That's a very bad thing for this summer's free agency crop.Re-Signing Ben GordonChicago's Ben Gordon is one of those guys that could feel the brunt of the squashed economy, but as The Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson points out, Gordon's case is a debatable one, even if money was currently growing on trees.The issue for Gordon is three-fold. First and foremost, Bulls GM John Paxson will have to decide this offseason if BG is even a necessary part of Chicago's future. He's been the team's leading scorer the last four seasons and is one of the most ridiculous shooters in the league when he's hot, but with the acquisition of John Salmons at the trade deadline the Bulls may be able to live without Gordon, especially as they gear up to make an offer for Chris Bosh or Amar'e Stoudemire in the summer of 2010.
Monday, March 9, 2009
The economy is affecting NBA decisions this summer -
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