Posted on: February 17, 2010 10:22 pm
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
As talks with the New York Knicks stalled on Wednesday night, the Houston Rockets quietly recruited the Sacramento Kings as part of a three-team trade discussion that would deliver Tracy McGrady to the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The proposed deal was contingent on John Salmons staying with the Bulls, but that appeared in doubt with the Milwaukee Bucks expecting to complete their own trade for Salmons.
In the proposed trade, the Rockets would get Kenny Thomas, Andres Nocioni, Beno Udrith and a Kings’ protected No. 1 draft pick. Sacramento would acquire Tyrus Thomas, Brad Miller and Salmons from the Bulls.
Posted on: December 30, 2009 4:59 pm
By Mike McGraw, Daily Herald : The 6-foot-8 swingman is the NBA's highest-paid player at $23.2 million, but Tracy McGrady's contract ends after the season. A trade with the Bulls would almost have to include the expiring contracts of Brad Miller and Jerome James.
The Bulls might also be interested in moving John Salmons to guarantee a larger amount of cap space next summer. He's owed $6.5 million next season but has an option to terminate the deal and become a free agent.
Without Salmons on the payroll, the Bulls could have more than $20 million to spend on the 2010 free-agent class.
McGrady had microfracture knee surgery in February. He returned to play briefly in six games for the Rockets, then complained about wanting a larger role and left the team.
Last season he averaged 15.6 points in 35 games. Before that he averaged at least 21 points for eight straight years.
"Whoever gets me is going to get a hungry player," McGrady said recently in the Houston Chronicle. "I don't care if I go to the moon. It doesn't matter."
Posted on: January 28, 2009 12:52 pm
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Cavaliers may not remain in the bidding to get Brad Miller from the Kings, due at least partially to the fact that Cleveland seems to be doing fine with the roster it has.
Posted on: December 5, 2008 10:54 am
In light of the chatter that Reggie Theus could be the next NBA head coach on the chopping block -- chatter that apparently began in the Sacramento Kings office itself -- many Kings players are speaking out in support of Theus, in comments published Friday by the Sacramento Bee.
Kevin Martin said it's "unfair" to put the blame for the Kings' lackluster start on Theus, citing injuries and other issues beyond the coach's control.
"It's not (the coaching staff) losing games," Martin said. "They're putting their hard hours in, giving us their scouting report night in and night out and they're not playing the games. It's on us.
"This talk about (Theus) being gone whenever just needs to go out the window, because we're all excited about playing for him. I want him here, Brad (Miller), the vets, they want him here. He's our coach."
Brad Miller also chimed in to support Theus.
"I told Reggie I'll stick with him; I'll ride or die with him with the relationship I have with him," Miller said. "I love Reggie, and he's a friend and everything."
The Bee also reported that Miller was planning a hunting trip with Theus for the near future.