Another multi-team deal, possibly involving the Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers could be on the horizon, according to ESPN.com.
The rumored deal would be headlined by Utah's Carlos Boozer(notes) and Chicago's Kirk Hinrich(notes), NBA sources told ESPN.com. However, the report indicated that no deal is imminent.
The report, citing two NBA sources with knowledge of three-team deal, said Boozer would land in Chicago, Hinrich in Portland and Tyrus Thomas(notes) in Utah.
According to report, Boozer would be the elite low-post scorer that the Bulls have been chasing for years while positioning them to have significant salary-cap space for the summer of 2010 to court Chicago native Dwyane Wade(notes) or Chris Bosh(notes) in free agency, since Boozer is entering the final year of his contract.
Hinrich, meanwhile, is a lead guard that Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard has been known to covet for some time as a potential backcourt mate for Brandon Roy(notes).