Dante Cunningham Headshot

Dante Cunningham (DUI) suspended for Friday's game.

Added 11/04/16 1:14 pm (EST)   Source
Cunningham was arrested and plead guilty to driving while exhibiting the effects of having consumed alcohol. With Cunningham out, Lance Stephenson and Terrance Jones figure to see a large uptick in minutes, making them decent cash game plays in DFS on Friday.
Doug McDermott Headshot

McDermott, Taj Gibson, and a 2018 second-round pick have been traded from the Bulls to the Thunder in exchange for Cameron Payne, Anthony Morrow, and Joffrey Lauvergne, Royce Young of ESPN reports.

Added 3:40 pm (EST)
McDermott was a target of the Thunder to provide some outside shooting touch from the forward position. The third-year small forward is averaging 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist, and 24.5 minutes per game this season, all career highs. However, his 37 percent mark from beyond the arc is lower than the 43 percent he hit last year. McDermott will likely take over as the team's top backup behind starting small forward Andre Roberson and could see time at shooting guard behind Victor Oladipo as well.
Anthony Morrow Headshot

Morrow has been traded to the Bulls along with Cameron Payne and Joffrey Lauvergne in exchange for Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Added 3:30 pm (EST)
Morrow was part of a package that was centered around Cameron Payne, but he should still provide some value for Chicago, especially with Doug McDermott now in Oklahoma City. That being said, Morrow is struggling this season, averaging only 5.8 points per game and shooting a lousy 29.4-percent from three, which is uncharacteristic given his 41.7-percent career average. Nevertheless, he should have an opportunity to work himself into the Bulls' rotation, especially if he can improve his three-point stroke.
Joffrey Lauvergne Headshot

Lauvergne, Cameron Payne and Anthony Morrow have been traded from the Thunder to the Bulls in exchange for Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick, Royce Young of ESPN.com reports.

Added 3:25 pm (EST)
Lauvergne had a tough time finding minutes in Oklahoma City and his move to Chicago doesn't necessarily bring with it a huge jump in playing time. The Bulls currently have Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis in line to see the bulk of the workload at power forward, although Lauvergne could carve out a solid bench role if he can make a quick transition to his new team. Lauvergne's situation will be one to monitor, but it's not a situation to jump on immediately.
Taj Gibson Headshot

Gibson was traded to Oklahoma City on Thursday, Royce Young of ESPN reports.

Added 3:25 pm (EST)
Gibson will leave the only team for which he's played since entering the NBA and will be joined in Oklahoma City by Doug McDermott. In exchange, the Thunder will send back Cameron Payne, Anthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauvergne. The 31-year-old Gibson, a staple in the Chicago frontcourt for several years, is averaging 11.6 points and 7.0 rebounds in 27.3 minutes per game this season, starting all 55 games in which he's appeared. It's unclear if he'll unseat rookie Domantas Sabonis in the Thunder's starting five, but even if he doesn't, Gibson would likely see significant minutes as the first big man off the bench. At this point, it's unclear if the veteran will receive team clearance in time to take the floor Friday against the Lakers.
Cameron Payne Headshot

Payne was traded to Chicago on Thursday as part of a multi-player deal, Royce Young of ESPN reports.

Added 3:18 pm (EST)
Anthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauvergne will join Payne in Chicago, while the Bulls send the Thunder a package including Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick. A lottery selection in 2015, Payne showed promise as a rookie but has struggled this season since returning from a broken foot. In 20 games, Payne averaged 5.3 points and 2.0 assists while shooting just 33.1 percent from the floor and 30.8 percent from three. Still, Chicago views Payne as having higher upside than its current crop of underwhelming point guards, and it's likely Payne will step into a more significant role with his new team. At this point, it's unclear when Payne will debut, but the Bulls play both Friday (vs. Phoenix) and Saturday (at Cleveland).
Jared Sullinger Headshot

Sullinger and two second-round picks will be sent from the Raptors to the Suns in exchange for P.J. Tucker, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Added 3:18 pm (EST)
Sullinger missed the first two and a half months of the season after undergoing surgery to address a fractured right foot, but even when at full strength, he failed to garner a regular spot in the Raptors' rotation. With the Raptors trading for Serge Ibaka, that made Sullinger even more expendable, so he'll now head to Phoenix. Sullinger will still be relegated to a bench role with the Suns behind Marquese Chriss, so there likely won't be a huge bump in value despite the change in scenery.
P.J. Tucker Headshot

Tucker will be traded from the Suns to the Raptors in exchange for Jared Sullinger and two second-round picks, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Added 3:14 pm (EST)
Tucker was drafted by the Raptors in 2006 but he spent five seasons abroad after his rookie season before joining the Suns in 2012. The 31 year old small forward is averaging 7.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.5 steals in 28.5 minutes per game across 57 games this season. Tucker will figure to be a primary backup behind starting small forward DeMarre Carroll in Toronto.
Danilo Gallinari Headshot

Gallinari (groin) will play in Thursday's game against the Kings, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports.

Added 3:09 pm (EST)
Gallinari was the subject of many trade rumors leading up to Thursday's deadline, but doesn't appear to be headed anywhere and will remain in Denver. He suffered a groin injury back on Feb. 1 and has been out ever since, bit will now return to action after having the All-Star break to recover. As a result, Gallinari will likely draw the start at small forward, with Wilson Chandler and Will Barton getting solid minutes off the bench.
Mike Scott Headshot

Scott will be traded from the Hawks to the Suns in exchange for cash, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Added 3:07 pm (EST)
Scott missed the first month of the season with a knee injury and was never able to work himself into a rotation role once at full strength with the Hawks. That made him expendable, so he'll be shipped to Phoenix, with the Hawks bringing back cash in the deal. Scott should be a depth option in the frontcourt, but is nothing more than a deep reserve and will likely struggle to receive significant minutes on most nights.
Marcelo Huertas Headshot

Huertas was traded to the Rockets on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Added 3:04 pm (EST)
The Lakers swapped Huertas for Tyler Ennis, and the expectation is that Huertas will be waived by the Rockets in short order, saving the team a bit of cash and opening up another roster spot. Assuming that happens, Huertas will hit the free agent market, but he could have trouble garnering significant interest as a 33-year-old shooting 36.8 percent from the field and 2.1.1 percent from three in limited action this season.
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