Tyrus Thomas for Al Harrington discussed?

According to Yahoo! Sports feature writer Adrian Wojnarowski, the Chicao Bulls and New York Knicks are actively engaging in trade conversation. The players thought to be switching uniforms are Al Harrington, Tyrus Thomas and Jerome James.

multiple league executives believe the Chicago Bulls' shopping of forward Tyrus Thomas could result with him moving sooner than later.

Thomas has been involved heavily in trade rumours since his second season in Chicago, and with his cap hold of $14,230,794 for next season, it's close to impossible for Chicago to retain him without giving up on 2010.

Bulls guard/forward John Salmons has a player option for next season. His performances this year has led to speculation that Salmons might opt in, which would ruin Chicago's plans of going after a top-tier free agent over the summer. Therefore, the Bulls could move players with flexibile contracts, in terms of options and cap holds.

New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni has been high on Thomas since the 2006 Draft and while Harrington's name has popped up, the primary discussion is Tyrus Thomas going to the Knicks. The package Chicago would get in return might include Harrington, especially seing as the Bulls tried trading for him last season when he was in Golden State.

Also included in this scenario is Jerome James. Should Harrington be the player coming over from New York, the Bulls would need to match his salary of $10 million.

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