Bulls-Knicks Talk: Thomas for Harrington Makes Sense on Both Sides

December 4th, 2009 by Mark Strotman Leave a reply »
Yahoo! Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski reported tonight that there are “serious” talks happening between the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks that would send Tyrus Thomas and Jerome James to the Knicks in exchange for Al Harrington.  As trade talks begin to heat up around the NBA, the first real proposal of the season seems to make sense for both parties.

Thomas is currently recovering from a broken forearm that has kept him out of action for the last month and a half.  Since he was drafted by the Bulls in 2006, Thomas has been somewhat of a project that has improved every year, increasing his statistical performances in just about every category.  At just 23 years old he still has plenty of gas left in the tank, but his high energy, athletic game could surely improve if he was put into a higher tempo offense.  His 6′10″, 225-pound body slots him at the power forward position, but in the Bulls half-court offense he is undersized and cannot be a full-time post player.

On the other hand, Harrington has done well for the Knicks, averaging over 20 points per game since he arrived in New York.  The 12-year veteran has exploded for two 40-po ...

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