If the Bulls are somehow unable to resign Gordon I think that Pax should attempt to pry Webster from the hands of the Blazers. Webster is a good shooter and has great size, he is not the scorer that Gordon is, but he solves the small backcourt issues we have been having since the Duhon/Skiles era. We finally got rid of Duh (Thank you Isaiah D'antoni).
With Webster we would have 2 good young SG's with him and Thabo. I think we should use Derrick and Kirk in a T.J Ford and Calderon tandem at least untill the trade deadline, then possibly trade him (Kirk) and Gooden's expiring deal for a post player (Don't know who?). Webster is a base year player making about 3.5 mil a year. Maybe we can sign and trade Gordon to Portland fro Webster and LaFrentz. We could probally throw in Noce to make the deal works.
I am assuming that Gordon signs for 10 mil. Noce makes about 8.5 mil. which would be a total of about 18.5 mil. LaFrentz makes 12.4 mill and Webster makes 2.9 mil for a total of 15.3 mil. We could throw in someone like Simmons (1.6 mil) if we do not want to use our trade exception to cover the cost that we fall short on.
In this trade we get a young long shooter togive Rose a target to pass too once he gets into the lane. It solves our small backcourt problem. We get a veteran big to back Noad, with another expiring contract. We get rid of Noce's bad contract. The Blazers have aleays coveted the way the Bulls have built their teams. I know they have Bayless, but he is not as proven as BG7. They get a gritty gut who can shoot the three in Noce who could start at the SF spot on their team.
I would rather keep Gordon, but this is a worst case scenario since every internet report has us resigning Deng and trading Gordon. Shooting is still very important in the NBA. Your thoughts?