Gar Forman Rumors
KC Johnson: Can confirm that Gar Forman will work in Pelicans front office, focusing on scouting, as a special advisor to Pelicans EVP David Griffin and GM Trajan Langdon. First with news: @Adrian Wojnarowski. Forman and Griffin have been close for years and shared mutual respect for each other.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Former Chicago Bulls GM Gar Forman is joining the New Orleans Pelicans front office as a special advisor, sources tell ESPN. Forman will focus in the scouting area for David Griffin and Trajan Langdon.
“I gave up a lot of money to stay with the Bulls,” Deng said to Tshabalala, alluding to a past contract (presumably, a six-year, $71 million extension he inked as a 23-year-old in 2008) he said he signed with the team against the wishes of some in his camp, who wanted him to explore more lucrative options elsewhere. “So when they came back again for my next contract, the year before the contract, me and Thibs went in and we talked to Gar Forman, (who) at the time was the GM, and we said, I want to sign right now before the free agency comes up and other people offer money. And at the time, he said — I was 27? 28? — he told me to take another team discount. “And I remember saying, ‘Why would I take another team discount? Why is there a discount again?’ You know, because this is when I was an All-Star. So he said, ‘We want you to take a team discount.’ So I was like, ‘OK, what’s a team discount?’ and he didn’t discuss anything. And at the time, it didn’t make sense for where I’m at, at the best of my career.”
Daniel Greenberg: Luol Deng said on IG Live with @SimplyCarol8 that he felt betrayed when the Chicago Bulls traded him. Deng: “The guy who traded me obviously ruined the team. I don’t mind saying that now. I would never speak about him as a person, just the decisions he made.”
Daniel Greenberg: Luol Deng talked about what happened behind the scenes with contract talks and how Tom Thibodeau was mad at the front office for not signing him to an extension. Listen to what Thibs did. WOW.