Hoopsworld broke down some places Amare could be shipped off to. The Bulls came in as 3rd on the list with the following proposal.
Chicago Bulls send Tyrus Thomas ($4.7 million for 2009-2010), John Salmons (two years and $11.2 million left on current contract), and Jerome James ($6.6 million expiring contract), -- To Phoenix in exchange for Amar'e Stoudemire, Jared Dudley, and a 2010 second-round pick
They roll through some rationale as to why this could happen.
Here's why it won't. I don't think the Bulls want to sign Amare long term. The guy's going to cost 20 million a year, has a messed up eye, and a knee that can go at any moment. Do you want to lock up Amare for six years starting next year? If not, do you want to give up anything to get him now?
It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to throw Brad Miller and Tyrus Thomas out there for Amare. Even if Amare doesn't come back in a year, you probably weren't going to keep Tyrus or Miller anyway, so you're not losing a whole lot.
Still, that's about the most I'm giving up for Amare, and if Phoenix is willing to take that then they're admitting a colossal mistake in not trading him at the deadline. They'd get no long term benefit out of such a trade unless they think Tyrus is worth signing an extension to in a year which is probably a dicey proposition for them.