The Deal: 4 years, 38 million dollars
This is a great deal for both parties as the Bulls simply could not let their best bench player and one of their best defenders get away. He is also very solid on offense, explosive to the rim and has a very smooth jump. Once the Bulls amnesty Boozer, Gibson will be the starter, but for now he gives the Bulls everything they ask of him off the bench, being their sixth man. Nine million a year for a great two-way player is more than reasonable.
They simply could not let him get away, his energy, hustle, and defense is very important to the team. There have been countless times over the last two years, when the Bulls would look sluggish and the very presence of Gibson and his energy sparked the Bulls. There is a reason why last year’s “bench mob” was successful and that was because of the spark that Gibson brought to that unit.
The fact that he is almost always in the game, with a close score, late in the fourth quarter says a lot about how the Bu...