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Rumor: Gordon's agent says Pistons promise $11 million per year

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Does Ben Gordon have a verbal offer of $11 million per season from the Detroit Pistons?
Sam Smith reported on his bulls.com blog that he's heard Raymond Brothers, Gordon's agent, has ``allegedly has been saying he has an $11 million promise from the Pistons.''
Gordon will be an unrestricted free agent July 1 and, by league rule, no teams can negotiate with players until then.
Brothers' negotiations with the Bulls went nowhere each of the last two year when he insisted Gordon be the highest-paid player on the team. Gordon declined a five-year, $50 million contract extension in September, 2007, and six years and $58 million last September.
The Pistons are expected to have $23 million in salary cap room this summer, so the team could sign Gordon for such money.
Gordon, however, also wants to be a starter and the Pistons seemingly are set at starting guard with Rodney Stuckey and Richard Hamilton.

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