The Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls were able to pull off a multi-player deal before Thursday's NBA trade deadline.
The Thunder picked up reinforcements for Russell Westbrook by getting forwards Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott from the Bulls. The Thunder also get a second-round pick in the 2018 draft for Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow.
McDermott is expected to boost an outside shooting attack that ranks 29th in 3-point shooting. Gibson fills a void left when Oklahoma City dealt Serge Ibaka in last year's NBA draft.
Payne was expected to be Westbrook's backup before missing much of the season with a foot injury. Morrow lost playing time to rookie Alex Abrines this season.
Presti: On what Thunder expects from adding Gibson & McDermott to the team. "Versatility, certain core characteristics, toughness."
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 24, 2017