The Chicago Bulls shuffled a few deck chairs on Thursday without losing the captain. The Oklahoma City Thunder is just hoping they’re making their own captain happy enough to stick with the ship.
Chicago didn’t exactly give up on its season when it dealt Taj Gibson and third-year swingman Doug McDermott to Oklahoma City on Thursday, not in the same way it would have with a deal including All-Star Jimmy Butler (who will remain in Chicago), but it did lessen its punch significantly in the trade deadline deal. The Thunder, meanwhile, pick up two significant rotation assets that come straight out of central casting for the club.
The Vertical’s Shams Charania was the first to report that OKC will send Cameron Payne and Joffrey Lauvergne, along with veteran shooter Anthony Morrow, to the Chicago Bulls for McDermott, Gibson, and a 2018 secondRead More »from Chicago makes Oklahoma City's day, sends Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott to Thunder