Per Adrian Wojnarowski:
Thonus speculation:As the Chicago Bulls prepare to trade forward Tyrus Thomas before Thursday's deadline, the franchise's front office has suggested to prospective bidders that they have a solid offer of a middling first-round pick and expiring contracts, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets made bids for Thomas over the weekend, league sources said.
Nevertheless, here are two developments to watch with Thomas: Several league executives suggested the Minnesota Timberwolves could be a sleeper for him. Minnesota general manager David Kahn has been researching Thomas and has plenty of assets - three 2010 first-round picks, multiple second-rounders and a host of expiring contracts - to make it happen. Once the Timberwolves trade Al Jefferson this summer, they can re-sign Thomas and plug him into the frontline with Kevin Love. Jefferson is expected to be traded for a talented, young small forward.
Here's something else to watch: The Portland Trail Blazers were telling teams over the weekend they had a chance to acquire Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic and wondered whether teams might have an interest in obtaining him. This prompted several executives to suggest the Blazers were working on a three-team trade, including one Eastern Conference general manager who had been told the elements of the package included Thomas and Vujacic to Portland, the Bulls' Kirk Hinrich to Los Angeles and the Lakers' Adam Morrison, another expiring deal and a first-round pick to the Bulls.
Bulls trade Tyrus / Hinrich and recieve 1st, Outlaw, Blake, and Morrison [masterful trade for them, given that they replace Hinrich/Tyrus with similar types of players, shed salary, and get a 1st rounder].