Bulls send Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott to Thunder

Charania reported that the deal will send Anthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauvergne to Chicago, but Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports that Lauvergne will be joined by Cameron Payne in the swap instead.

McDermott was originally drafted with the 11th pick in the 2014 draft. He is averaging 11.6 points and 7.0 rebounds in 55 starts this season.

It's not exactly known if the Bulls are pushing to move Gibson, who is in the final year of his contract, but they're at least open to the potential of moving a variety of their players (Gibson being one of them).

Gibson, set to become a free agent this summer, adds a physical defensive presence in the low-post for the Thunder.

Most pundits saw the big trade as a way of getting Westbrook the talent upgrade he needs to make a run in these playoffs.

However, Gibson has been a productive players this year for the Bulls.

McDermott offers the Thunder another outside scoring option - he's averaging 10.2 points a game, while shooting 37.3% from the three-point arc.

McDermott is in his third year out of Creighton. Morrow, primarily a 3-point shooter, lost playing time to rookie Alex Abrines this season.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to acquire Taj Gibson in a deal with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told The Vertical. He's averaging five points and two rebounds in 16 minutes per game, and he's shown a vastly improved 3-point shot - he's connecting on 35 percent of his attempts.

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