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NBA trade deadline bargains: Keyon Dooling, Charlie Villanueva, Joakim Noah

By Darnell Mayberry Modified: February 16, 2009 at 12:26 am •  Published: February 16, 2009

Three players who are good bargains.

Keyon Dooling, New Jersey Nets

An explosive guard with two years remaining on his contract after this season at just $7.4 million. He'd be a great fit on expectant playoff teams as a versatile reserve. Backing up San Antonio point guard Tony Parker, for example, or Denver's Chauncey Billups would give a team just one more threat playoff opponents would have to take into account.

Charlie Villanueva, Milwaukee Bucks

A near 16-point scorer is playing for a dirt cheap $3.4 million this season. But he's in store to get closer to his worth in free agency this summer, which might make teams leery of trading for him. A team such as Dallas, however, with deep pockets owner Mark Cuban could take a chance in an attempt to beef up it frontcourt for the postseason.

Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

He's making just $2.2 million in the second year of his rookie contract and has seen his immature act wear thin on Bulls fans and front office executives. It wouldn't come as a shock to see teams such as Detroit and San Antonio, two franchises continuously looking to get younger, make a run at Noah.


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