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Kukoc and Hughes in 3-way trade...

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by You Can Call Me Sir, Feb 16, 2000.

  1. You Can Call Me Sir

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    According to NBA.com this deal is already done. Here's the article:
    "Kukoc, Hughes Traded

    CHICAGO, Feb. 15 -- Chicago traded Toni Kukoc, a member of three championship teams, to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday in a three-way trade that also sent promising young guard Larry Hughes to the Golden State Warriors, the Bulls announced.

    Kukoc
    Hughes
    Chicago received Golden State's John Starks, Philadelphia's Bruce Bowen and the Washington Wizards' first-round draft choice, held by the Warriors.

    The first-round pick will go to Chicago this year if it is not one of the first three selections in the draft. If it is, Chicago will receive the pick unconditionally in 2001.

    Golden State received Hughes and Billy Owens from Philadelphia.

    Kukoc, 31, was playing a team-high 36.2 minutes per game this season, and he and rookie Elton Brand each were averaging 18.0 points to pace the Bulls. Kukoc, a well-rounded, 6-foot-11 forward, also was contributing 5.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.83 steals per game.

    Kukoc missed the 24 games this season because of back problems. The Bulls were 2-22 without him and 8-16 with him in the lineup.

    Kukoc was the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 1995-96, averaging 13.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists as the Bulls went on to win the championship. He also was a key contributor on Chicago's title teams the next two seasons.

    Hughes, 21, averaged 10.0 points in only 20.4 minutes per game for Philadelphia this season. Bowen, 28, appeared in 42 games with Philadelphia this season, averaging 1.4 points and 7.4 minutes.

    Starks, 34, played in 33 games with the Warriors this season, including 30 starts. The 6-5 guard has played 11 NBA seasons, including eight with the New York Knicks, whom he helped to the NBA Finals in 1994.

    For his career, Starks has averaged 13.6 points per game."

    What do yall think about this deal?
     
  2. HOOP-T

    HOOP-T Member

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    Philly improves.

    Chicago gets two top ten lottery picks, theirs and GS's, so they are sitting pretty on draft day (although Starks in a Bulls uniform, doesn't seem right does it?).

    Golden State picks up a decent young player, but obviously paid a high price with the lottery pick.
     
  3. aelliott

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    Actually, Chicago is getting Washington's pick that they owed GS from the Webber trade. The pick is also contingent on it not being a top 3 pick. Still, though a good deal for Chicago.
     
  4. Mango

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    Does this make Toni for Rice more likely?
    Would Rice or Toni better serve Philly as a hired gun?

    Mango
     
  5. Pole

    Pole Houston Rockets--Tilman Fertitta's latest mess.

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    I think Chicago is sitting damn pretty. Brand, Artest, Starks, 3 number 1 draft picks this year, some role players to cull through, and $20 million under the cap. If I was a Chicago fan, I'd be excited.
     
  6. Mango

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    Is that 20 million under the cap after including the salary slots for the three picks?

    Mango
     
  7. Dr of Dunk

    Dr of Dunk Clutch Crew

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    Duncan, Hill, etc.

    Chicago will be back and back fairly quickly. Sucking can work for you, too, my friends!!!

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    trade them all and fire the coach.
     
  8. You Can Call Me Sir

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    I think on NBAtalk.com it said that all the top free agents (Duncan, Hill, Mo Taylor, etc.) are not interested in a team that is in the rebuilding stage and has 2 fat slobs that treat their players like crap.
     

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