Chicago Bulls trade Wendell Carter, Otto Porter to Orlando Magic for Nikola Vucevic, Al Farouq Aminu, ESPN reports

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) reacts after scoring a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls.
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Bulls are trading forward Otto Porter and center Wendell Carter Jr. to the Orlando Magic in exchange for center Nikola Vucevic and forward Al-Farouq Aminu, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

The Bulls are also sending two first round picks to the Magic in the trade.

Vucevic, 30, is averaging 24.5 points-per-game and 11.8 rebounds per-game in 44 games this season and is a two-time All Star.

Aminu, 30, is averaging 5.5 points per-game in 17 games this season.

The NBA Trade Deadline is 2 p.m. Thursday.

Carter, 21, was the Bulls' first round pick in 2018 and the seventh overall selection in the draft. In 32 games this season, Carter averaged 10.9 points per-game and 7.8 rebounds per-game.

Porter, 27, was originally acquired by the Bulls in a trade with the Washington Wizards during the 2018-19 season. Porter was averaging 9.9 points per-game this season.