Friday, December 4, 2009

Rumor: Bulls and Knicks Talking Trade For Tyrus Thomas

By Sean Mackey

The Bulls are reportedly shopping injured power forward Tyrus Thomas. According to Yahoo Sports, Chicago is currently talking to New York regarding a trade that would ship Tyrus Thomas and Jerome James to the Knicks for power forward Al Harrington. Thomas, James and Harrington are all in the last year of their contracts. The Bulls and Thomas ended any sort of contract extension talks earlier this summer and are now apparently looking to move Thomas sooner rather than later.

Al Harrington is currently leading the Knicks in scoring averaging 19 points and 6 rebounds coming off the bench. Pairing Harrington with a defensive minded Joakim Noah could help the Bulls get through the rest of the 09-10 season before concentrating on luring a big name free agent this summer. Tyrus Thomas would provide an energetic spark off the bench for the Knicks and seamlessly fit in with Mike D'Antoni's run and fun offense.

I like the idea of this trade and it would be a temporary but very helpful solution to get some much needed scoring out on the board for the rest of the season. I'm hoping something actually materializes from these talks.