According to Shams Charania, The Chicago Bulls traded Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Cameron Payne ,Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow.
The Thunder is currently looking for 3 pt shooting help and down low presence. The Thunder is shooting 32.1% as a team (29th in the league). Adding Doug McDermott address their 3Pt issue. He’s shooting 37.3% from 3Pt.
Taj Gibson is arguably in the top 10 PF in the game right now. Gibson is averaging 11.6 PPG and 7 rebounds. He would possibly start in Domantas Sabonis spot.
The Chicago Bulls get a set of two young players, who they believe can thrive well in the future. Bulls is also set on starting Bobby Portis
Cameron Payne is averaging 5.3 PPG and shooting 30.8% from the 3. He is Russell Westbrook ex-backup and now have a chance to play for a starting role for the Bulls.
Without Cameron Payne, the Thunder will need a backup point guard.
Joffrey Lauvergne is averaging 5.7 PPG and shooting 45.5%. He was used as the Thunder third small forward.
Both Bulls and Thunder is in the playoff picture. The Chicago Bulls is leaning towards rebuilding while the Thunder leaning on contending now.