Tar Heels in NBA: Sixers deal Bradley to Thunder, where he’ll play with Jackson

By R.L. Bynum

Philadelphia dealt Tony Bradley, coming off a career-best game Tuesday, to Oklahoma City on Thursday for George Hill in one of several deals on NBA trade-deadline day.

New York is dealing Duke star Austin Rivers and Ignas Brazdeikis to the Thunder as part of a three-team deal, with the Knicks getting Terrance Ferguson.

The trade reunites Bradley with Justin Jackson, a teammate on the 2017 UNC national-championship team. Dallas dealt Jackson to Oklahoma City on Nov. 27. The only other member of that championship team on an NBA roster is Theo Pinson, who plays sparingly for New York.

Bradley has played well for the Sixers of late with Joel Embiid out while recovering from a bone bruise to his left knee. Bradley put up career-high totals of 18 points and eight field goals in the Sixers’ 108–98 victory Tuesday at Golden State.

Oklahoma City will be the third team Bradley has played for in the middle of his fourth season. The Los Angeles Lakers drafted Bradley 28th overall in the 2017 draft and traded him to the Utah Jazz. He played three seasons for the Jazz, although he played quite a few games for the team’s G League affiliate the Salt Lake City Stars.

On Nov. 22, the Jazz dealt Bradley and the draft rights to Saben Lee to Detroit for cash considerations and, the next day, the Pistons sent Bradley to Philadelphia in exchange for Zhaire Smith.

In Wednesday action, Wayne Ellington contributed 15 points, four 3-pointers and three assists in Detroit’s 116–111 loss at Indiana. It was Ellington’s first game after missing four recovering from an adductor injury. The 15.1 game score was his second-best since late January.

Coby White had 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in Chicago’s 103–94 home loss to Cleveland.

Harrison Barnes collected nine points, eight rebounds and three assists in Sacramento’s 110–108 home win over Atlanta. It was the first time since mid-February that he has had two consecutive single-digit-scoring games.

How Tar Heels did Wednesday, what’s next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
112–111 win vs. Phoenix —
Missed 19th consecutive game with a right rib non-displaced fracture
Season statistics — 25 games, 11.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 37.4FG%, 32.4%3P, 83.6FT
Up next — Friday vs. Portland, 8 p.m.; Sunday at Los Angeles Lakers, 10 p.m.
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
110–108 win vs. Atlanta —
41 minutes, 9 points, 2–7 FG, 0–3 3FG, 5–6 FG, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 turnover, +11, 8.0 game score
Season statistics
— 41 games, 16.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 49.2FG%, 36.3%3P, 83.0FT%
Up next — Thursday vs. Golden State, 10 p.m.; Saturday vs. Cleveland, 10 p.m.

Tony Bradley, Oklahoma City Thunder center/forward
No game
Season statistics
— 20 games, 5.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.9 of an assist, 68.0 FG%, 0–0 3FG, 63.66FT%
Up next —
Saturday vs. Boston, 9 p.m.; Monday vs. Dallas, 8 p.m.
Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game
Season statistics — 39 games, 9.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 41.7FG%, 39.3%3P, 85.7FT%
Up next — Thursday vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
128–108 loss vs. Dallas — Didn’t play for the 19th consecutive game
Season statistics
— 19 games, 2.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 41.9FG%, 0–0 3FG, 87.5FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Houston, 8 p.m.; Saturday vs. Houston, 8 p.m.
Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
116–111 loss at Indiana — 23 minutes, 16 points, 6–7 FG, 4–5 3FG, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 turnover, +6, 15.1 game score
Season statistics —
31 games, 10.7 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 44.8FG%, 43.1 3P%, 74.1FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Brooklyn, 7 p.m.; Saturday at Washington, 8 p.m.
Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
No game
Season statistics —
44 games, 9.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 40.3FG%, 39.0%3P, 65.0FT%
Up next —
Thursday at Los Angeles Lakers, 10 p.m., TNT; Saturday at Los Angeles Clippers, 10 p.m., NBATV
Justin Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward
116–107 loss vs. Memphis —
Didn’t play
Season statistics — 30 games, 7.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 41.8FG%, 30.5%3P, 84.8FT%
Up next — Saturday vs. Boston, 9 p.m.; Monday vs. Dallas, 8 p.m.
Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
112–111 loss at Orlando —
19 minutes, 3 points, 1–4 FG, 1–3 3FG, 2 rebounds, -3, 0.8 game score
Season statistics — 37 games, 10.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 44.0FG%, 38.4%3P, 86.5FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Toronto in Tampa, Fla., 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at Charlotte, 1 p.m., FSS
Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
No game
Season statistics — 27 games, 5.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.4 of an assist, 46.5%FG, 38.9%3P, 85.7FT%
Up next — Thursday at Miami, 7:30 p.m., TNT; Friday at Orlando, 8 p.m.
Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game
Season statistics —
12 games, 2 points, 1–8 FG, 0–7 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Up next — Thursday vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
103–94 loss vs. Cleveland — 26 minutes, 11 points, 4–12 FG, 1–5 3FG, 2–2 FG, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover, +10, 8.6 game score
Season statistics — 43 games, 15.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 40.9FG%, 35.0%3P, 89.4 FT%
Up next — Saturday at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.; Monday at Golden State, 10 p.m.

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