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Marc Berman: Like Thunder: Sources say #Knicks will announce Monday they have finally move Melo in gaining young assets
David Aldridge: Source confirms @Carmelo Anthony trade to Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and 2018 pick (originally Chicago’s). @Adrian Wojnarowski first.
The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has acquired guards Cameron Payne and Anthony Morrow (MORE-roe), and center/forward Joffrey Lauvergne (LA-vern) from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for forwards Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round draft pick.
Brian Windhorst: Bulls sending Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and 2018 2nd rounder to OKC for Joffrey Lauvergne and Cameron Payne, sources said.
Shams Charania: OKC sending Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow, w/ CHI sending ’18 second-round pick with McDermott and Gibson, sources tell @The Vertical.
KC Johnson: Bulls indeed in advanced talks with Thunder centered on Doug McDermott. Taj Gibson could be included. Could create starting spot for Portis
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say OKC has interest in Doug McDermott as well as Taj Gibson. Sources say the Bulls, meanwhile, have interest in Cameron Payne.
Vincent Goodwill: Hearing from sources the Bulls have strong interest in Cameron Payne for the future. Could be Payne for McDermott
Royce Young: Piggybacking off @Marc Stein and the Thunder’s interest in Taj Gibson: Another Bull known to interest OKC is Doug McDermott, sources say.
Marc Stein: Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and especially Nikola Mirotic … Chicago Bulls all in play today on Deadline Day according to league sources.
The Chicago Bulls are exploring the trade market in search of a first-round draft pick in exchange for either center Robin Lopez or forward Doug McDermott, league sources told Basketball Insiders. Chicago has its own 2017 first-round pick and is also owed Sacramento’s 2017 first-round pick. However, Sacramento’s pick is top-10 protected. Chicago is currently tied for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference standings with the Detroit Pistons with a 26-29 record.
Chicago remains interested in acquiring Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor. It’s unclear at this time if exploring the trade market for a first-round pick in exchange for either Lopez or McDermott is related to the Okafor trade talks.
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December 12, 2017 | 11:00 pm EST Update
“Not really,” Curry said before Tuesday’s game. “It’s the same thing. I’m just trying to wait it out and see if it’s going to heal or not. I’ve just got to give it some time. It’s like a couple week by couple week situation. It’s a tricky situation.”
And if it doesn’t heal? “There’s a chance, yeah,” he said of the possibility of surgery at some point. “The path I’m on right now, the MRI shows it’s gotten a little better. But there’s a chance (he could need a procedure). It’s a tricky situation and hard for me to say. It’s very frustrating. Recovery-wise, I get out there and work out and feel OK, and it’ll bother me the next day.”
Serena Winters: Luke Walton after Lakers overtime loss: “It was a great experience for a lot of our young guys, even though you look in the locker room, they’re sick, it hurts, which is what it should be like.”
Serena Winters: Lonzo said he’s looking forward to playing LeBron James for the first time on Thursday: “In my opinion, he is the best player in the world. I feel like he plays the game the right way. He could easily go out & try to go for 50 every night, but he’s more focused on his team.”
Serena Winters: Lonzo Ball on Magic watching courtside: “I think everyone knows when Magic is in the building, just his presence alone. Hopefully we made him proud, we didn’t get the win for him, but we are taking the right steps forward.”