You knew it wouldn't last long. Here's today's first conflicting report via Mike Spellman of the Daily Herald:
The Bulls have been mentioned in a number of rumors involving Philadelphia's Allen Iverson. The Bulls have no interest in adding Iverson but have sent word that they're open to being involved in a three-team swap if the deal makes sense.
One holdup is the Bulls would like to keep their players with expiring contracts until the Feb. 22 trade deadline, in case a better opportunity comes along.
The Bulls might have interest in Golden State power forward Troy Murphy, but his name has not come up in trade talks, according to a team source. The Warriors have been mentioned as one of the teams looking at Iverson.
You have to love these rumors. If you've been following them closely, Troy Murphy always seems to be the first name to come up on the rumor mill for the Warriors. However, this report says that his name has not come up in trade talks this time around.
On a side note, a Troy Murphy- Ben Wallace big man tandem might be a match made in heaven. They're both great rebounders, but aside from that completely opposite players. It just might be crazy enough to work on the hardwood.
All the rumors:
- Rumor: Allen Iverson to the Warriors, Ben Gordon to 76ers, and Troy Murphy to Bulls
- Rumor: Baron Davis, Andris Biedrins, and 3rd Unidentified Player for Allen Iverson and Steven Hunter
- Rumor: Andris Biedrins, Monta Ellis, and Baron Davis for Allen Iverson and Steven Hunter
- Rumor: Warriors Upped Offer for Iverson to Baron Davis, Monta Ellis, Ike Diogu, and a 1st Rounder
- Rumor: Ric Bucher Says Warriors Out of Running for Allen Iverson
- Rumor: Warriors Dangling JRich and Adonal Foyle for Allen Iverson
- Rumor: Stephen A. Smith Thinks the Warriors are the Frontrunners for Allen Iverson
- Rumor: Warriors Looking to Move Dead-Weight Contracts for Allen Iverson
- Rumor: Allen Iverson to the Warriors for JRich, Monta Ellis, or Baron Davis
- Rumor: Warriors the Front-Runner in AI Sweepstakes
- Rumor: Celtics, Warriors, and Kings Most Likely to Acquire Allen Iverson
- Rumor: Mike Dunleavy, Troy Murphy, or Jason Richardson + Monta Ellis for Allen Iverson
- GSoM Talks to Preetom Bhattacharya about Allen Iverson Rumors
- Rumor: Warriors, Celtics, and Pacers in the Mix for Allen Iverson
- Rumor: 76ers Contacted Warriors, Sonics, and Nuggets about an Allen Iverson Deal
- Rumor: Allen Iverson Wants Out of Philly + Warriors Need The Answer
- Rumor: 7-1 Odds on Allen Iverson for T-Double, Ike, MP2, and Zarko
- Rumor: Sixers want Troy Murphy or Jason Richardson for Allen Iverson
- Rumor: Iverson Will Play for Warriors
- Rumor: 8 Team, 9 Player Super Trade brings Allen Iverson to the Warriors
- Rumor: Warriors Won't Pursue Iverson
- Rumor: Warriors' Youth + Bad Contract for Allen Iverson
- Rumor: Sixers Listening to Troy Murphy Package for Allen Iverson
- Rumor: 76ers Want a Troy Murphy Package for Allen Iverson
- Rumor: Warriors in the Mix for Allen Iverson
- Rumor: Warriors Really After Iverson
- Rumor: Allen Iverson to the Warriors