Jared Sullinger

Big-name players stay put at NBA trade deadline, but Raptors and Thunder make deals

Big-name players stay put at NBA trade deadline, but Raptors and Thunder make deals

Big-name stars such as Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler and Paul George remained with their teams as the NBA trade deadline passed Thursday, but according to multiple reports the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott from the Chicago Bulls and the Toronto Raptors added P.J. Tucker in a trade with the Phoenix Suns.

Oklahoma City, which will also get a second-round draft pick in 2018, parted with Joffrey Lauvergne, Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne in the trade with Chicago.

Gibson adds the athleticism and experience to the front line that the Thunder lost when they traded Serge Ibaka last year. McDermott improves the Thunder's shaky outside...

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