Bulls trade Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott to the Thunder

CHICAGO - Nearly eight months after expressing their desire to get younger and more athletic, the Bulls are continuing to try and restructure their roster in an attempt to do so.

Per multiple reports, the Bulls have agreed to trade forward Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott along with a 2018 2nd round pick to the Thunder in exchange for center Joffrey Lauvergne along with guards Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne.

The Bulls have yet to confirm the move but President of Basketball Operations John Paxson and General Manager Gar Forman are expected to talk to the media later Thursday afternoon.

Taj Gibson tweeted about the move after the 2 PM trade deadline passed.

Gibson would speak to the Chicago media around 4 PM on Thursday and described the emotional meeting with Paxson to discuss the trade.