The Pelicans are now expected to waive Terrence Jones, according to Justin Verrier of ESPN.com.
He wasn't on the practice floor today and the Pelicans likely wanted to unload him for cheap on a deal. Jones will be one of many players teams will go after in the free agent market following the deadline. He is likely going to see a smaller role than what he had in the first half, so he may not be worth owning in standard leagues going forward.
Deron Williams is "possibly" receiving a buyout from the Mavs, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com.
Williams is not expected to ask for a buyout, but the team is expected to do it in order to get a look at rookie Yogi Ferrell. A lot of teams cleared out some salary to help them go after a guy like Deron, who almost certainly will be a backup wherever he goes. Ferrell should be owned in standard leagues.
The Raptors traded Jared Sullinger to the Suns as part of their deal for P.J. Tucker, according to The Vertical.
Toronto also gave up two second-round picks in the deal. They were unwilling to part with young talent or a first-round pick, and ultimately convinced Phoenix to lower their asking price. Sullinger has done very little this season after returning from knee surgery, and there's no reason to think he'll help standard-league owners in a Suns uniform this season.
The Suns are trading P.J. Tucker to the Raptors in exchange for Jared Sullinger and two second-round picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
The Raptors get their guy at the deadline buzzer and it didn't cost them any first-round picks, so this is a terrific pickup for general manager Masai Ujiri. There was some talk that the Raptors wanted Tucker to help guard LeBron James in the playoffs. He figures to take a few minutes away from Norman Powell and DeMarre Carroll on his new team. Also with Tucker gone, T.J. Warren should be looking at big minutes, assuming he can avoid too many defensive hiccups.
Anthony Morrow has been traded to the Bulls.
It appears that the Bulls are switching into rebuild mode, so this isn't a great spot for Morrow. He could be in the rotation because the Bulls have little to no perimeter shooting with Doug McDermott in OKC, but most fantasy owners can monitor Morrow from the wire. He averaged 5.8 points and 0.9 triples in 15.7 minutes per game for the Thunder.
Atlanta has traded Mike Scott to the Suns for cash, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
The Hawks don't need Scott anymore with Ersan Ilysasova around. The Suns are under the salary cap, so it's basically just a salary dump here. He is not expected to take minutes away from a heating-up Marquese Chriss.
Cameron Payne has been traded to the Bulls as part of a multi-player deal with the Thunder, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
Chicago has been starting Jerian Grant at PG and it's reasonable to assume that Payne will overtake him quickly, if not immediately. The Bulls are hoping that Payne is their PG of the future and he's an interesting add if you need a cheap guard down the stretch -- he should already be owned in dynasty formats.
The Rockets acquired Marcelo Huertas on Thursday and will waive him.
With his cheap contract, he likely will go through waivers and look to sign a 10-day deal. Huertas is not a lock to pick up a deal with a new team.