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Trade: Salmons, Miller to Bulls (UPDATE 2)

Posted on: February 18, 2009 5:05 pm
Edited on: February 18, 2009 5:42 pm

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to send center Brad Miller and swingman John Salmons to the Chicago Bulls for Drew Gooden and Andres Nocioni, a person with knowledge of the situation told

The deal has yet to go through the league approval process, so other pieces could be involved. But with that basic framework, the Kings pay a hefty price for Gooden's $7.1 million expiring contract. Nocioni is owed $21 million over the next three years, with a fourth year at a team option for $7.5 million.

UPDATE: According to the Sacramento Bee, the Bulls also send Michael Ruffin and Cedric Simmons to the Kings. In a separate deal, the Kings send Ruffin to Portland for Ike Diogu and about $1 million. When the math is done, the trades will save the Kings about $13.5 million next season.

UPDATE: K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports that Chicago also is discussing a separate salary dump that would send Kirk Hinrich ($26.5 million due over the next three years) to Minnesota for Jason Collins' expiring contract and noted cap albatross Brian Cardinal, who has $6.75 million coming off the books after 2009-10.

The Mavericks, who are shopping Jerry Stackhouse (only $2 million guaranteed next season) were in the mix for Miller, but the Bulls had the pieces necessary for the Kings to move the two players they wanted to trade in the same deal. The Knicks also were interested in Miller, but had no serious conversations with the Kings on that front.




Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 7:17 am

Trade: Salmons, Miller to Bulls (UPDATE 2)

Funny thing is Salmons and Miller both have injury issues right now.  I hate the NBA salary dump and pickup trades.  More like accounting 101 than basketball.

Since: Apr 3, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 7:03 am

Trade: Salmons, Miller to Bulls (UPDATE 2)

I have to completly disagree with your opinion. I think Salmons has a lot of potential and in the right system wich I beleive the Bulls have,He will be a starter and only get better. Plus he is a defensive stud,for instance! when the Kings beat the Lakers earlier this season it was Salmons who shut Koby Bryant down that game, There are not many Small Forwords in the leauge that can do that,and his offensive game is dam good and will only get better. Only time will tell wether im right or wrong!

Since: Apr 3, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 6:49 am

Trade: Salmons, Miller to Bulls (UPDATE 2)

Im not sure why your so bent out of shape. Being from Sac and a die hard Kings fan I just watched the Kings best 2 players get traded. I bet when you see what J.Salmons alone adds to the Bulls you may have a change of heart. And B.Miller certainly may not be in the top elite of big men in the leauge but he is solid all the way around, He can hit shots inside and outside he is probly the best passing Center, is average to above average in rebounding and is automatic at the line. I wish the best for both players and hope they do well and i am certain they will help the Bulls alot.

Since: Apr 3, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 6:33 am

Trade: Salmons, Miller to Bulls (UPDATE 2)

I dont think there is any doubt that J.Salmons and B.Miller will help the bulls. Being from Sacramento and a long time die hard Kings fan, I think Solmans is a stud and will only get better and in my opinion he will fit nicely into the Bulls system, and B.Miller still has 2 or 3 good years left in him,Barring injury,s. I am bummed to see B.Miller go though. The only gain I see as far as the Kings go is that they will clear up 13.5 million in cap space next season and I think A.Noccioni is under rated and has plenty of potential,When given decent amounts of minutes in a game he can go off! he will definatly win over the job of SF over F.Garcia. Garcia is a much better bench player than starter.

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 2:43 am

Trade: Salmons, Miller to Bulls (UPDATE 2)

this trade wont help the kings at all considering theyre broke butmaybe in the offseason it will help out

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2009 12:41 am

Trade: Salmons, Miller to Bulls (UPDATE 2)

Grade trade for the Bulls. This trade addresses both their needs. They now have a low post scorer, and someone to tutor Joakim Noah. Also adding Salmons address defensive concern with Gordon on the wings. The Bulls just became a post season contender, and I expect this trade to make them a much better team.

The Kings save money, they were going no were quickly and Salmons was taking Kevin Martin shine. Also allows Hawes to get big minutes, while allowing Brad Miller to make his last run with a team that could contend.

Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2009 12:30 am

Trade: Salmons, Miller to Bulls (UPDATE 2)

If your a Bulls fan you want some type of results from this trade. The Bulls have all sorts of TALENT on the team the have 2 start winning!!

I think Salmons will provide a spark and you could do a lot worse than Miller and Noah a the C position.

Miller is not going 2 give U 30 points anytime soon but he can pull down 12-15 rebounds a night. I think this is a great trade 4 the Bulls.

Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2009 11:47 pm

Trade: Salmons, Miller to Bulls (UPDATE 2)

Salmons and Miller will at best be  bench players for a average Bulls team.  Just because you are force to start for what can be considered one of the worst team in the NBA (yes worse than the bulls) dosen't make you a good player.  Does this help the Bulls, maybe but not that much if any.

Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2009 9:45 pm

Not good for fantasy owners of Salmons

John Salmons will almost surely get less minutes with the Bulls and thats a shame because he was having a really good season of both ends of the floor. This trade will help Chicago a little bit but not much.

As for the Kings, I guess I have to root for them now because they're adding my favorite player: Ike Diogu. Who will be once again stuck behind other post players(Spencer Hawes, Jason THompson, Drew Gooden, Mikki Moore, Shelden Williams) with no opportunity to show what he has. He hit a pretty good stride with the Pacers a year ago, then got hurt. Hope he gets a look in Sacramento.

Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2009 9:33 pm

Trade: Salmons, Miller to Bulls (UPDATE 2)

Playoffs next year might be asking a lot from a young team that doesn't defend real well, or seem to have much offense. I like some of the young players that they have though. I'm not to sure I like the coach they have right now. Bring in Avery Johnson as coach, and get a good draft pick again this year and I think they will be headed in the right direction.

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