Alot of those "people" are so biased against Gordon that they were calling his deal $12 million to start even when logic dictated that it was all but impossible. I'm not worried about the defense. If the player and team gives effort, they will be alright. When Richard Hamilton was acquired he was called a horrible defender, while Jerry Stackhouse was labeled as "a rugged defender". Even though I almost wet myself laughing at that quote when I first read it, at the time it was widely regarded as true.