Thunder Rumblings


Salmons To Chicago

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: April 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm •  Published: February 18, 2009

There goes that idea.

Sacramento forward John Salmons has been traded to Chicago, according to’s David Aldridge. The Kings also will send center Brad Miller to the Bulls in exchange for forwards Andres Nocioni and Drew Gooden.

The Thunder reportedly were interested in trading for Salmons, and a deal seemed to be gaining steam leading up to Thursday’s trade deadline. He would have likely slid in at the shooting guard position and rounded out the Thunder’s starting five.

OKC on Tuesday acquired Tyson Chandler from New Orleans, and Chandler is likely to become the team’s starting center.

I know that the Thunder is still working diligently to get something done before 2 p.m. Thursday, with Earl Watson and Damien Wilkins being the players the franchise would like to include in a deal and Desmond Mason, Mo Sene and Robert Swift all have expiring contracts that could help facilitate a possible trade.

Stay tuned.


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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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