Friday , Jan , 09 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Larry Hughes Wants to Leave Chicago; Bulls Want to Let Him Go

Larry Hughes has been traded twice during his 11-year career, and that number will grow this season if the Bulls and Hughes get their way.

"If you get traded, obviously another team wants you, so it’s always a positive in that way," Hughes said. "I definitely want to play minutes and contribute. That’s a focus of mine. Hopefully, I’ll get the opportunity to do that in the near future."

Hughes has made it abundantly clear he would like to play more, venting frustration over his non-starting and limited role twice.

And the Bulls absolutely are willing to accommodate him by the Feb. 19 trade deadline to alleviate their crowded backcourt situation.,0,3372580.story