League sources said the Bulls and Knicks have renewed talks that stalled in early December on a Tyrus Thomas for Al Harrington swap. Other Bulls' salaries would need to be included to make the trade work.
The Bulls continue to shop Thomas aggressively, including as part of larger deals involving John Salmons or Kirk Hinrich. The Bulls have told teams they are seeking expiring contracts and draft picks.
League sources also said the Bulls remain in dialogue with the Rockets for the $23 million expiring contract of Tracy McGrady.
Who wouldn't want a guy who's nickname is Nosharington? Seriously though, I really like this trade for the Bulls. Even if Harrington is the most selfish player in the universe, the Bulls desperately need offense and Harrington can provide more efficient offense than the vast majority of our team in high volume.
He'd also make Rose more dangerous by giving him someone who's actually dangerous off the pick and roll, and by giving the Bulls a legit front court player who can score. Yeah, you're losing something in defense with the swap, but I think it helps the Bulls considerably, especially given that you're lifting Tyrus's bad attitude from the team in the process.
Jerome James is almost certainly the other piece to this puzzle going to New York. The Knicks are like the Bulls. They're not taking any extended contracts, so John Salmons is right out. Jerome James + Tyrus Thomas for Harrington + Landry is probably the final deal. The Knicks take on an extra 900k in the deal, the Bulls might through 1.8 million into it to make it salary neutral, maybe not.
KC also mentions the Bulls still being involved with the Rockets for Tracy McGrady and other proposals for Salmons / Hinrich. It promises to be a busy All-star weekend.