Watch CBS News

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.


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.