Yahoo.com reported that Ben Gordon has agreed to a five-year, $55-million deal with the Detroit Pistons. The Detroit News, usually a reliable source of Pistons news, called it a five-year deal worth more than $50 million.
The Bulls' leading scorer for the past four seasons spent Wednesday in Auburn Hills, Mich., on a free-agent recruiting visit. He can't officially sign a new contract until July 8.
Realistically, Gordon staying with the Bulls was a long shot. For the past two years, Gordon turned down offers from the Bulls that were similar to what he’ll likely get from the Pistons. Those deals he turned down were believed to be five years, $50 million in 2008 and six years, $54 million last summer.