NBA Buyout Rumors: Chicago Bulls not interested in Metta World Peace or Ben Gordon

Nov 10, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Metta World Peace (51) advances the ball during the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 10, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Metta World Peace (51) advances the ball during the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

After refusing to make a trade at the deadline a week ago, the Chicago Bulls feel like they’re in good shape to make a run at title this season. That doesn’t mean they actually are ready to make a run at a title, but they’re clearly not thinking about being a lottery team in 2014.

Chicago is looking at the buyout market to see if there’s anyone worth adding or if anyone else looks like they’ll be hitting the market by March 1st. Two names that have been connected to the Bulls are Metta World Peace and Ben Gordon, although Mike McGraw from the Daily Herald says neither one will be wearing a Bulls uniform this season.

Don’t expect the Bulls to show interest in an older ex-Bull, Metta World Peace, who was released by New York. … Still no word on a buyout agreement between Charlotte and ex-Bulls shooting guard Ben Gordon. The Bulls are unlikely to have interest in Gordon if he does become available.

McGraw also notes that Danny Granger is an unlikely signing as well, with Jimmer Fredette looking like the most likely addition to the Bulls roster. Caron Butler remains an option too but no move will be made if it puts the Bulls back into the luxury tax before player bonuses are accounted for.

Topics: Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls, Metta World Peace

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