Chicago Bulls exploring trade of Tyrus Thomas

K.C. JOHNSON

New York Knicks and others are in the mix

Tyrus Thomas’ fractured radius in his left forearm likely will delay
any conclusion to trade talks surrounding the fourth-year forward.

Thomas is one to two weeks away from returning, which is why nothing is imminent regarding talks between the Bulls and Knicks.

Two league sources told the Tribune the Bulls have had discussions with other teams regarding Thomas as well. There’s no guarantee Thomas will be dealt, but the larger story is the Bulls’ acknowledgment of their offensive struggles.

Al Harrington, involved in the Knicks’ talks, is a much more accomplished scorer (19.9 points per game) than Thomas (8.3). The Bulls have languished near the bottom of many offensive categories all season.

"I did say something how I’ve always liked (Thomas)," Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni told New York reporters. "I think Tyrus is a good player, but I think Al’s a good player."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/chi-05-bulls-bits-chicago-dec05,0,5680081.story

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