On Ben Gordon (right), last year's Sixth Man Award winner, who was averaging 14.4 points at week's end but shooting only 40.2% for the struggling Bulls:
"Apparently he wants to be a starter, but they can't afford to start him because he can't stay on the floor. He gets into foul trouble because he isn't anticipating what might happen, he doesn't move his feet, and he gets caught reaching to make up for it. Plus he'll pick up at least one offensive foul because he attacks the basket when his jump shot isn't going down. The last thing they want is to lose him at the end of the game, when he can make the biggest difference with his scoring. He should be careful about asking for a trade, because now he's on a team that's willing to live with his deficiencies as a ball handler and a defender."