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Pelicans Make A Trade Before Deadline ... But Not That One

BOSTON (CBS) -- After months and months and months of speculation, the New Orleans Pelicans have finally executed a trade before Thursday afternoon's deadline.

Oh, but it's not that one.

The Pelicans -- who've been dealing with the frenzy surrounding Anthony Davis' trade request from a few weeks back -- traded forward Nikola Mirotic to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.

The Pelicans reportedly received four second-round picks in the deal, in addition to Smith and Johnson.

Mirotic, 27, is in his fifth NBA season after being drafted 23rd overall in 2011. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound power forward is averaging 16.7 points, 8.3 rebound, 1.1 assists and 0.8 blocks in 28.9 minutes per game this year.

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