Is a Blockbuster Trade Involving Chris Bosh and Amar'e Stoudemire in the Works?

D.Michael LeeSenior Analyst IFebruary 17, 2009

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As the hours dwindle down until Thursday’s trade deadline, some teams are removing themselves from the trade talk, while others look to heat things up right up to the last minute.

According to the Chicago Sun Times, the Bulls seem to be one of those teams. The Sun Times reports if the Suns are still interested in moving Amare Stoudemire, a potential three-team deal involving the Raptors would reunite Amare Stoudemire along with Shawn Marion in Toronto, have Bosh end up in Chicago, and Phoenix would get draft picks from both Toronto and Chicago, along with Drew Gooden’s expiring contract and Tyrus Thomas.

This report contradicts’s Marc Stein, who said late Monday that the Suns intentions were to keep Amare.

The Chicago Tribune also reports about Stoudemire, and the potential of the Bulls doing a deal with Phoenix directly, offering up Gooden, Thomas, Cedric Simmons, and a pick for Stoudemire.

Suns GM Steve Kerr did state that talks will continue all the way up to the deadline. Stay tuned….

In other trade news, the Miami Herald reports that the Heat are not done dealing. Miami, who recently acquired Jermaine O’ Neal, are looking to add a point guard before the trade deadline.

The Heat would like to bring in a veteran, such as the Pacers' Jamaal Tinsley; however, the players union is still fighting to get Tinsley’s release or force Indiana to move him before Thursday.

If Miami is unable to secure Tinsley, more feasible options include Marcus Williams from Golden State, Jason Hart of the Clippers, and Earl Watson from the Thunder.

It seems Vince Carter may not be headed to San Antonio, but another team in the state of Texas.

The Bergen Record reports that trade proposals between the Nets and Rockets were exchanged during the All-Star break, one which would send Vince along with Josh Boone to Houston for Ron Artest, Luther Head, and Carl Landry.

ESPN is reporting that the Celtics and Kings have agreed to terms that will send veteran point guard Sam Cassell to Sacramento for a second round draft pick. Cassell, who has not played at all this season, is being moved solely to clear space and potentially make another move before Thursday's deadline.