Thursday, February 19, 2009

1:50 p.m. Trade Deadline Day

Alright folks… here are a few deals that went through today, along with our expert analysis.

The Bulls have traded Larry Hughes to the Knicks for Tim Thomas, Anthony Roberson and Jerome James, according to league sources as reported by

In one of two deals so far today, the Knicks acquired Larry Hughes, who could play a decent role for New York. He won’t get a ton of minutes, but there’s a possibility for court time behind Chris Duhon, Nate Robinson and Quentin Richardson. The Bulls, on the other hand, got Thomas (again) and a couple other players they may never use. Tim Thomas sulked his way out of town last time, but hopefully he’s grown up a bit and can contribute in Chicago’s ever-expanding frontcourt.

Bobby Brown has reportedly been traded to Minnesota along with Shelden Williams in exchange for Rashad McCants and Calvin Booth.

Another small deal here. The main pieces are McCants and Williams, who’ll both remain bench players, but could see court time. Shelden Williams will help short up a decidedly shallow frontcourt in Minnesota, teaming with Kevin Love, Craig Smith and Jason Collins to try and fill Al Jefferson’s enormous shoes. Sacramento receives McCants, who despite his sometimes-explosive array of offensive moves, has been a major disappointment for Minnesota. In an off-the-bench role behind the likes of Kevin Martin and Beno Udrih, McCants could offer some three-point shooting in Sacto. is reporting that the Knicks have traded Malik Rose's expiring contract to Oklahoma City for Chris Wilcox and his expiring deal.

There’s no way Wilcox is happier with this deal than the previous one with New Orleans, but at least he’s out of Oklahoma City. This trade has interesting implications with David Lee, Jared Jeffries and Al Harrington around, and they all could lose a little playing time now that Wilcox is around. On the flipside, Malik Rose will continue to have ZERO value for your fantasy team.

Continue to check back for more updates later today, and for our complete analysis of the Drew Gooden/Salmons, etc. deal, look below!

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