I'm really starting to wonder about the injuries to Gordon and Deng.
Part of me wants to believe that they are real.
But I can't but help to think that these are bogus injuries.
In an effort to increase other players value, and too decrease Deng/Gordon's, Paxson is making them sit out. That way the Tyruses, Thabos, and Grays of the team can play. This way they can increase their value, and so Paxson can see what we have and evaluate the talent.
Deng and Gordon were obviously peeved that they didn't get their big contracts, so they gave up on this year. I don't believe that they were really trying this season. They seemed to be playing it safe so that they didn't get hurt, so that they could cash in, in the offseason. It looked as if they were contempt with making their money because of their potential, not their 07-08 stats.
The injuries to the the "top 2" players on the players give the Bulls an automatic excuse as to why they are sucking. It's sorta a scapegoat.
Gordon is picking his spots. I find it funny he comes back to play against the Kings and Sonics of the league, but the moment we play someone good, he's hurt. I know it sounds stupid, but this way he boosts his stats and doesn't even play the majority of games.
Deng is injury-prone, and Gordon is a puss.