NBA Trade Deadline Deals: Thunder to acquire Randy Foye, Bulls to get Shabazz Napier

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Photo courtesy: Keith Randy Foye with the Clippers (Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons)

With a few hours left before the NBA trade deadline this season, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls are nearing acquisitions of back up point guards.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports report that the Thunder are already in advanced talks with the Denver Nuggets in acquiring veteran guard Randy Foye while the Bulls are talking to the Orlando Magic about getting young point guard Shabazz Napier.

Foye is a 10-year NBA veteran who has played in 54 games for the Nuggets and averages 6.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists. His best years came with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2008-2009 when he averaged 16.3 points and 4.3 assists.

Meanwhile, Napier is in his second year in the league and has played in 44 games for the Magic this season. The 24-year-old point guard averages 4.0 points and 2.0 assists this season.

Both Foye and Napier are expected to assume the back up roles with their new teams, if the deals are finalized. Foye will serve as a back up to OKC superstar Russell Wesbtrook while Napier will play behind Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks at Chicago.

The Thunder and Bulls are both in the playoff picture in their respective conferences. OKC is in third place in the Western Conference with 40 wins against 14 losses while Chicago is in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 27 wins and 25 losses so far this season.

Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons

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