Chicago Bulls trade Larry Hughes to K...

Chicago Bulls trade Larry Hughes to Knicks for three players

There are 223 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 19, 2009, titled Chicago Bulls trade Larry Hughes to Knicks for three players. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The Bulls finally found a home for Larry Hughes . Amusingly enough, it took bringing back formerly banished Bull Tim Thomas to do so.

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Rich

Englewood, CO

#1 Feb 19, 2009
We get rid of one guy that was a DNP coaches decision for another one. I don't get it.

Thomas probably doesn't want to be here again...
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#2 Feb 19, 2009
Trading 4 a player that u paid 2 go away. Paxson is a genius.
Happy

Chicago, IL

#3 Feb 19, 2009
Try reading the article, Rich:

"Hughes' deal for next season is $13.65 million. Thomas is scheduled to make $6.4 million."
billybob

United States

#4 Feb 19, 2009
Wow, block buster trades. This puts the bulls right there with cleveland and boston in the east, an allows them to compete for the top free agents in 2010.
David

Arrington, TN

#5 Feb 19, 2009
Someone in the know please fill me in... can these guys actually help us or is this more or less a salary dump without too much risk? How do people see these guys fitting in if at all?
Peeperguy

Akron, OH

#6 Feb 19, 2009
i don't think tim thomas gives a crap, as long as his paycheck is mailed to the correct address, interesting trade though, vinny convinces pax that thomas can help us... and the other guy just balances out salaries... obviously paxson had no issues with thomas, must have been all skiles on that previous banishment
Vigilante

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#7 Feb 19, 2009
Are you people happy now that the best talent besides Rose is out of town. Way to go, all we had to do was to at least let him play his way out of town. Hughes is going to NY and contribute and I thought Paxson was suppose to step down

Since: Dec 08

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 19, 2009
Yeah, it's junk for junk. But it's probably also a favor to Larry Hughes. I don't think he did anything particularly bad here, but management and coaches did not think he was worthy of any more minutes. So it's good that he can get another chance elsewhere, instead of sitting at home for the next 1.5 years.
Its Simple

Midlothian, IL

#9 Feb 19, 2009
Hughes and Thomas are both bad. Hughes makes over twice what Thomas makes. You trade Hughes for Thomas and presto...you save an extra $6 to get Derrick Rose some help this offseason.
Good move Paxson (finally). Ditto the Nocioni move.
joe

United States

#10 Feb 19, 2009
whatever paxson did he was goingto get criticized for. I don't see why anyone would want to play or coach in chicago.
Dan

United States

#11 Feb 19, 2009
The Bulls made this deal for one reason: the two (approximately) $6.5 million expiring deals will be easier to package next year in trade than one $13 million one. They were not going to get anything of value for Hughes without taking back a horrible longer term contract, and this allows them to maintain cap space for 2010. Hughes, who wasn't going to do anything here, will probably put up some nice numbers in the Knicks up-tempo, no-D system. But that doesn't mean the Bulls erred in getting rid of him.
Huh

Huntley, IL

#12 Feb 19, 2009
I am not a big Bull's fan but wasn't the issue of Thomas vs Skiles and Paxson went along with Skiles?
joe

Baton Rouge, LA

#13 Feb 19, 2009
billybob wrote:
Wow, block buster trades. This puts the bulls right there with cleveland and boston in the east, an allows them to compete for the top free agents in 2010.
Anything else you would like, maybe Kobe or lebron for peanuts, dwight for Noah?
OHH GREAT

Chicago, IL

#14 Feb 19, 2009
Just what we needed. A washed up center, ANOTHER guard and Tim Thomas? Wow
Seattle Mike

United States

#15 Feb 19, 2009
Well, sooolong Tiffany! Guess you will now be telling all the Knicks fans how great Larry is (with great repetition of course). Goodbye and good luck to you!
1800STFU

Lincolnshire, IL

#16 Feb 19, 2009
Thank god Hughes is gone. Now I don't have to read these "Hughes is the best player on the team, or, if Hughes played we would have won" comments. Good Riddance.
All you Hughes lovers can go troll on the Knicks comment board now. Bye!
Dan

United States

#17 Feb 19, 2009
David wrote:
Someone in the know please fill me in... can these guys actually help us or is this more or less a salary dump without too much risk? How do people see these guys fitting in if at all?
Jerome James will most likely never play in the NBA again due to injuries, meaning the Bulls might get some sort of insurance payment, or injury waiver a la what the Blazers thought they had with Darius Miles. Tim Thomas will probably be asked to stay home, though he did excel in Phoenix (when Vinny was there), so maybe Del Negro has convinced Pax that he can get him to be productive. But I doubt it. He might be bought out. Anthony Roberson is just a body off the bench, and probably won't see a combined 20 minutes this year and next. If the Bulls decide they don't want to use up a roster space, he'll likely be cut.
Bman

Chicago, IL

#18 Feb 19, 2009
David wrote:
Someone in the know please fill me in... can these guys actually help us or is this more or less a salary dump without too much risk? How do people see these guys fitting in if at all?
This is definitely a salary dump. Even though Hughes contract was due to expire right when the 2010 free agents are available. So this could have waited possibly. He probably would have been more valuable as trade bait after next year. He would have had on one more year on his contract.
Stephen

Houston, TX

#19 Feb 19, 2009
Happy wrote:
Try reading the article, Rich:
"Hughes' deal for next season is $13.65 million. Thomas is scheduled to make $6.4 million."
Don't forget to add the salaries of the 2 other players we received. The deal is a salary wash.
clueless

Lake In The Hills, IL

#20 Feb 19, 2009
Hughes doesn't play anyway, so who cares if you are getting players back that don't play either. It was a salary cap move. If you can shed Hughes 13.65 for Thomas's 6.4mil, I will be happy with the trade of bench players. Either way you got two starters in the other deal, I say Paxson did a hell of a job!!!

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