Bobby Marks: The move to acquire Doug McDermott does not impact the Mavericks cap flexibility this summer. McDermott in the last year of his contract has a cap hit of $3.3M and will be a restricted free agent in July. The qualifying offer for McDermott is $4.5M if the Mavericks elect to tender him the offer. The small forward will have a $9.8M cap hold that will count against the cap.
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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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June 19, 2018 | 7:14 pm EDT Update
Norman Powell is also a noteworthy trade chip. The Raptors have already been gauging interest in the 25-year-old guard ahead of the draft, sources tell TSN. After signing a four-year, $42-million extension in the fall, Powell turned in a disappointing third NBA season, losing his starting job in November and then falling out of the rotation altogether.
Chuck Miketinac: Manu Ginobili’s agent, Herb Rudoy, says his client still has yet to make a decision on whether or not to play a 17th season. Over the phone, Rudoy joked, “when Manu knows, then I’ll know.” Last year, Manu waited until mid July until he announced he was coming back.
Luka Doncic will fly to New York, USA, Wednesday (19/1) in order to attend the NBA Draft ceremony that will be held at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, Thursday (20/6). The 19-year-old Slovenian player and potential No. 1 pick in the Draft will board the first plane he can take from Madrid once the team returns from Vitoria, where he and the “Blancos” won the ACB title after beating Baskonia in Game 4 of the Finals.
For better or for worse, Adrian Wojnarowski’s Twitter feed will no longer be several picks ahead of the NBA Draft broadcast this year. A source tells Awful Announcing that ESPN has instructed its reporters to refrain from revealing picks on social media before they’re announced at Thursday’s draft, breaking with how the network has operated in the past.
Molly Sullivan: After six years as the sideline reporter for the @Philadelphia 76ers, I have been informed that @NBCSPhilly is moving in a ‘new direction’ that does not include me… heartbreaking. I plan to write more. (Soon). Until then, thank you all for the memories.
June 19, 2018 | 6:42 pm EDT Update
According to several league sources the Bulls have inquired about moving up from the seventh spot in the draft to either the third or fourth spot, positions currently occupied by the Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies, respectively.
Team sources tell NBCSportsChicago.com there’s no truth to the speculation, nor would they entertain the notion of such efforts geared toward selecting Porter Jr., who only played three games this past season at Missouri, sandwiched between back surgery in mid-November.