Just minutes after writing that Hakim Warrick‘s arrival in Chicago means Tyrus Thomas is on his way out, CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger is reporting that the Bobcats are close to landing Thomas in a deal that would send expiring contracts and a future No. 1 pick to Chicago. While no names have surfaced, this is what we can deduce.
The Bobcats have long been seeking to add an athletic big man to their front court, with rumors going back to Jason Thompson earlier this year. Charlotte will then have the rest of the season to evaluate the soon-to-be restricted free agent and decide whether to commit to him long-term.
Looking at Charlotte’s roster, the only expiring contracts that they have are Raymond Felton ($5,501,196), Acie Law IV ($2,216,160), Flip Murray ($1,990,000) and Stephen Graham ($825,497), so some combination of those (most likely not including Felton) would potentially land in Chi-Town.
UPDATE: A source has told Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski that Chicago has agreed in principle to trade Tyrus Thomas to Charlotte for Flip Murray, Acie Law and a future first round pick.
What do you think? Would you make this trade?
Other NBA Trade Rumors:
– John Salmons Traded To The Bucks For Hakim Warrick & Joe Alexander
– Amar’e Stoudemire’s Agent: “Not sure that he will be traded at this point”
– The Sixers Turn Down Amazing Offer
– Mike Conley On The Block
– Spurs Trying To Move Richard Jefferson
– Nate Robinson To The Celtics
– Troy Murphy To The Bucks
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