I'm a bit confused on what the plan here is.
As reported by the Courant's Desmond Conner:
That career finds Gordon still a member of the Bulls — as of now. He's a restricted free agent. Gordon said negotiations are at a stalemate with the Bulls, and he doesn't know if he'll be back in Chicago for a fifth season.
"Right now, honestly, it doesn't look like it," Gordon said. "I think a decision is going to be made soon. ... I've had a great time here. I was fortunate enough to play on a team that made the playoffs; I led the team in scoring three of the four seasons I've been here. It's been a good experience, but we haven't been able to come to any common ground. It's just part of the business. You have to do what you have to do sometimes."
Perhaps I'm missing something here, but this sort of logic seems to indicate either a Gordon bluff or an upcoming trip overseas for the shooting guard.
Gordon says that a verdict is soon forthcoming, but as a restricted free agent, he doesn't have all that much decision-making leverage within the Association right now. He'll first need an offer from another team (so far as has been reported, he hasn't found a suitable one) and then need the Bulls not to be able to match said offer.
Unless Gordon is definitively sure he won't be taking a qualifying offer and that he would like to head across the Atlantic, it seems a bit silly to begin the farewells to the Windy City. He isn't saying anything particularly bridge-burning here, but that's still a direction it would seem better not to go without a cemented reason to do so.