Taj Gibson has been traded to the Thunder as part of a deal bringing Cameron Payne to Chicago, according to The Vertical.
Gibson gives the Thunder a veteran PF at a position of weakness, as they've been starting rookie Domantas Sabonis out of necessity all season. It's unclear whether Gibson might earn the starting job, and the return of Enes Kanter (arm) does him no favors, so this doesn't seem like an overly positive development for his fantasy value. The biggest winner here is Bobby Portis, who should step into the vacuum created by Gibson's departure.
The Nuggets are finalizing a deal for Roy Hibbert for a protected second-round pick.
The Nuggets are under the salary cap and will pick up Hibbert's expiring deal. If he isn't bought out, Hibbert isn't a lock to be in the rotation behind Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee.
The Pacers have passed on trade offers for Paul George, and he will remain in Indiana after the trade deadline.
Doug McDermott has been traded to the Thunder.
It sounds like Andre Roberson will remain in OKC, so that hurts McDermott's outlook a bit -- the Thunder are sending Cameron Payne, Anthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauvergne for McDermott and Taj Gibson. The Thunder clearly value McDermott and he should get a slight boost in OKC, so he's worth a look if you need a 3-point specialist. He averaged 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.3 steals in 24.5 minutes per game for the Bulls.
New York and Minnesota talks for a Derrick Rose trade have "stalled significantly," according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
This is music to the ears of Wolves fans. There is a chance Rose is still dealt, but the Knicks are not getting many bites on their expiring Rose contract. For now, expect Rose to stay put today.
The Pacers reportedly have interest in trading for Kings swingman Arron Afflalo.
If the Pacers don't get a suitable offer for Paul George, it sounds like they'll pivot to being buyers at the deadline. Afflalo would provide redundant depth on the wings and he's a poor per-minutes fantasy option, so there's no cause for optimism here.
Paul George is "hell-bent" on heading to the Lakers unless the Pacers are title contenders, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.
That means it's less likely a team like Boston would pay up for George. Things could change on this front, but for now George looks like he's going to stay with the Pacers. We have 30 minutes to go.
K.J. McDaniels has been traded to the Brooklyn Nets.
This was a straight salary dump for Houston, while the Nets are acquiring an intriguing young swingman who can hit 3-pointers and block shots. This is a great landing spot for McDaniels and he should be able to crack the rotation with Bojan Bogdanovic out of the picture, but he will likely come off the bench behind Caris LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on the wings. Just keep an eye on him.