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Chicago Tribune: Rumors circulating around L.A. have the Bulls suggesting a package of Gordon, Tyrus Thomas and Andres Nocioni, which sounds questionable because Nocioni can’t be traded until Dec. 15. The Lakers were said to have mocked that possibility.
The Bulls, sources say, have put Deng off limits in any trade discussions. Sources also indicate the Bulls haven’t made any trade offers to the Lakers.
It’s the Lakers who are fishing around.
Believing the Bulls will not consider moving Deng, the Lakers are said to have asked for four pieces from the Bulls, including at least two from among Gordon, Kirk Hinrich and Ben Wallace. Reportedly hearing that, Bryant balked, sending word that if he is traded to Chicago—and he has the only full no-trade contract in the NBA—he wants to play with Wallace.