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|Taj Gibson a trade target for the Thunder?||02-23-2017|
|Taj Gibson F CHI|
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Taj Gibson has emerged as a trade target for the Thunder.
Marc Stein on Twitter
|The 31-year-old PF is playing on a $8.95 million expiring contract, and with the Bulls considering a rebuild, his name has been in the rumor mill for a while. You would think that Gibson would get a short-term boost in OKC with Enes Kanter (arm) on the shelf, but the big man went through a non-contact practice on Wednesday and is said to be nearing a return. A trade would likely hurt Gibson's value, but Bobby Portis would instantly become relevant since coach Fred Hoiberg said that he is officially ahead of Nikola Mirotic on the depth chart.|
|Heat shopping Wayne Ellington with McRoberts?||02-23-2017|
|Wayne Ellington G MIA|
The Heat have been shopping Wayne Ellington and Josh McRoberts as a package, according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical.
Chris Mannix on Twitter
|Mannix notes that the Heat "appear interested in moving contracts." Ellington has a non-guaranteed $6.3 million salary next season, while McRoberts has a $6.0 million player option. There are zero teams linked to this 'package', for good reason, and we're not reading much into it with the deadline less than 24 hours away.|