Giacomini (back) was released by the Jets on Thursday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Giacomini spent the past three seasons with the Jets, serving as their starting right tackle when healthy. He underwent back surgery in January to repair a herniated disc that forced him to end the 2016 campaign on injured reserve. He's now a free agent and can sign with any team.
McDermott was a target of the Thunder to provide some outside shooting touch from the forward position. The third-year small forward is averaging 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist, and 24.5 minutes per game this season, all career highs. However, his 37 percent mark from beyond the arc is lower than the 43 percent he hit last year. McDermott will likely take over as the team's top backup behind starting small forward Andre Roberson and could see time at shooting guard behind Victor Oladipo as well.
Barber was recalled from AHL Hershey on Thursday.
This marks Barber's first recall of the season and it comes in the wake of Andre Burakovsky (hand) being placed on injured reserve. Barber has played only 18 games for Hershey this season, in which he's netted seven goals and added four assists. He also put up a respectable 55 points in the minors last season, so he'll be one to watch if and when he draws into his first career NHL game.
Morrow has been traded to the Bulls along with Cameron Payne and Joffrey Lauvergne in exchange for Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Morrow was part of a package that was centered around Cameron Payne, but he should still provide some value for Chicago, especially with Doug McDermott now in Oklahoma City. That being said, Morrow is struggling this season, averaging only 5.8 points per game and shooting a lousy 29.4-percent from three, which is uncharacteristic given his 41.7-percent career average. Nevertheless, he should have an opportunity to work himself into the Bulls' rotation, especially if he can improve his three-point stroke.
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