Tag:John Salmons
Posted on: February 17, 2010 10:22 pm

Rockets courting Kings for three-way McGrady move

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

Bulls eyeing T-Mac?

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: February 4, 2009 11:37 am
Edited on: February 6, 2009 6:27 pm

Kings very busy as trade deadline nears

The Sacramento Bee
reports that the Kings are said to be one of the busiest teams in the NBA right now regarding trade talks. It is believed that no Kings player other than Kevin Martin is totally off the table, depending on the type of offer Sacramento gets.

John Salmons is said to the the player drawing the most interest from other teams, with the Oklahoma City Thunder very interested in acquiring him. The Thunder reportedly offered veteran forward Joe Smith for Salmons, but the Bee reports that there is no indication one way or the other about whether the Thunder would part with draft picks or a younger player to close a deal for Salmons.

Besides Salmons, Beno Udrih has reportedly drawn some interest from the Dallas Mavericks, who would like to add him as a backup for Jason Kidd and would send Jerry Stackhouse , among other players or commodities, to the Kings in return.

Mikki Moore reportedly told the Bee that the New Jersey Nets are interested in bringing him back to the east coast. Additionally, the Nets had offered Maurice Ager for Quincy Douby earlier in the season.

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