Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter
Oklahoma City, OK, United States (4E Sports) - The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired veteran forward Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott from the Chicago Bulls before Thursday's trade deadline.
Aside from the two, the Thunder got a 2018 second-round pick from the Bulls, who received guards Cameron Payne and Anthony Morrow and forward Joffrey Lauvergne.
A first-round pick by the Bulls in 2009, Gibson is averaging 11.6 points and seven rebounds in 55 games this season. McDermott, for his part, is averaging 10.2 points in 44 games.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks acquired forward Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday for center Andrew Bogut, guard Justin Anderson and a conditional first-round pick.
Noel, who was the sixth overall pick of the 2013 draft, is averaging 8.9 points and 5.0 rebounds in 29 games this season with the 76ers (21-35).
A 12-year-veteran, Bogut is averaging 3.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in 26 games this season.
The 2017 NBA trade deadline has come and gone. Here's a breakdown of the trades that beat the clock:
In other deals before the deadline, the Toronto Raptors have traded Jared Sullinger to the Phoenix Suns for P.J. Tucker. The Suns also got the Raptors' 2017 and 2018 second-round picks.
The Suns also acquired Mike Scott from the Atlanta Hawks for a protected second-round pick and cash.
The Los Angeles Lakers boosted their backcourt by acquiring Tyler Ennis from the Houston Rockets, who got additional cap space.
In another cap-saving move, the Rockets traded K.J. McDaniels to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Denver Nuggets acquired center Roy Hibbert from Milwaukee Bucks for a protected future second-round pick.
The Philadelphia 76ers also traded Ersan Ilyasova and a future second-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for center Tiago Splitter and draft considerations.
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