June 15, 2024

The clock is ticking on the NBA’s trade deadline at 3 p.m. ET Thursday. Through Tuesday, trade deadline action has been slow with the biggest trades coming early in the season (James Harden from Philadelphia to the Los Angeles Clippers and Damian Lillard from Portland to Milwaukee). Toronto unloaded OG Anunoby to New York and Pascal Siakam to Indiana last month. Since then, it’s been mostly quiet with minor trades. It started to heat up Thursday with multiple deals, including one involving veteran and former All-Star Gordon Hayward

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However, transactions can still be made that will impact the last two months or so of the 2023–24 regular season and beyond. Atlanta guard Dejounte Murray is one player to watch; he missed the game on Wednesday due to lower back soreness. The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers are two teams that have expressed interest in Murray. You can stay up to date on all the latest developments with USA TODAY Sports. keeping track of the 2023–24 NBA deals that have occurred thus far

KNICKS LAND SCORING HELP IN BOJAN BOGDANOVIC TRADE WITH PISTONS

Feb. 8: According to ESPN, a trade between the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons has been finalized, sending Alec Burks and Bojan Bogdanovic to New York. Along with two future second-round picks, Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Malachi Flynn, and Ryan Arcidiacono will be acquired by Detroit, which currently holds the poorest record in the NBA. The 33-18 Knicks are still assembling a new team in preparation for the postseason. The Knicks’ seventh-ranked offense could get a lift from scorers Bogdanovic and Burks, who they acquired last month in a deal with Toronto along with OG Anunoby.

HORNETS TRADE GORDON HAYWARD TO THUNDER

Feb. 8: A person with direct knowledge of the deal informed USA TODAY Sports that the Oklahoma City Thunder added forward Gordon Hayward to their roster in exchange for Tre Mann, Davis Bertans, Vasilije Micic, and draft considerations, strengthening their team for a postseason run. Because they were not allowed to speak in public before the trade was formal, the individual asked to remain anonymous. At 35-16, the Thunder are tied for the top spot in the Western Conference. Hayward, who scores 14.5 points, pulls down 4.7 rebounds, and scores 4.6 points on average, seems like a good fit for a club that wanted to improve without making big changes.

WIZARDS, MAVS SWAP FRONTCOURT PLAYERS

Feb. 8: According to a source with knowledge of the transaction, the Washington Wizards are dealing center Daniel Gafford to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Richaun Holmes and draft considerations, as reported by USA TODAY Sports. The individual asked to remain anonymous since the teams had not given him permission to talk in public until after the transaction was announced.

KELLY OLYNK, OCHAI AGBAJI HEADED TO RAPTORS IN MULTI-PLAYER DEAL

Feb. 8: According to ESPN, the Utah Jazz traded guard Ochai Agbaji and center Kelly Olynk to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Kira Lewis, Otto Porter, and a 2024 first-round selection.

PISTONS ACQUIRE DANUEL HOUSE FROM SIXERS

Jan. 8: USA TODAY Sports was informed by a source with knowledge of the transaction that guard Danuel House was traded by the Philadelphia 76ers to the Detroit Pistons. The individual asked to remain anonymous since the teams had not given him permission to talk in public until after the transaction was announced. In exchange, the Sixers grant some leeway on the salary cap.

PACERS TRADE BUDDY HIELD TO SIXERS

February 8: According to a source familiar with the transaction, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired guard Buddy Hield from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Marcus Morris, Furkan Korkmaz, and several second-round picks, as reported by USA TODAY Sports. The individual asked to remain anonymous as they weren’t allowed to speak in public until the transfer was finalized. With Hield, who is averaging 12 points this season and shooting 38.4% from outside the arc, the Sixers will receive some much-needed outside shooting.

TIMBERWOLVES TRADE FOR MONTE MORRIS IN DEAL WITH PISTONS

Feb. 7: According to The Athletic and ESPN, the Detroit Pistons dealt guard Monte Morris to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for guards Troy Brown Jr. and Shake Milton as well as a second-round selection. The seasoned guard Morris returned to action on January 24 after missing the first three months of the season due to a quadriceps ailment. Despite his limited playing time in just six games, he averaged at least 10 points and three assists over the course of the previous three seasons.

CELTICS FIND DEPTH, GET XAVIER TILLMAN FROM GRIZZLIES

Feb. 7: Both teams announced that the Memphis Grizzlies have dealt forward Xavier Tillman to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Lamar Stevens and two second-round draft selections. The NBA’s greatest starting five and best record, 38-12, belong to the Boston Celtics. However, Tillman, a versatile, blue-collar athlete who can defend, rebound, and capitalize on scoring opportunities, gives them the depth they need. This season, Tillman has averaged 6.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 1.0 blocks.

JAZZ SEND SIMONE FONTECCHIO TO PISTONS

Feb. 7: According to a person with knowledge of the trade who spoke to USA TODAY Sports, the Detroit Pistons and the Utah Jazz worked out a deal for forward Kevin Knox, a 2024 first-round pick, and the draft rights to 21-year-old Gabriele Procida, the No. 36 pick in the 2022 draft. Because he wasn’t allowed to talk in public until the transaction was official, he asked to remain anonymous. A vital component of Utah’s depth and comeback, Fontecchio, a restricted free agent following the season, averages 8.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and shoots 39.1% from three. Twice this season, he has scored a season-high 24 points.

ROCKETS LAND STEVEN ADAMS FROM GRIZZLIES

Feb. 1: The Memphis Grizzlies traded center Steven Adams to the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard Victor Oladipo and three second-round draft selections, due to injuries. Adams suffered a knee injury last season that necessitated surgery, forcing him to miss the entire campaign. Adams didn’t play until January 22, 2023, but he should recuperate fully and be prepared for the 2024–2025 campaign. In 42 games during the previous season, Adams averaged 8.6 points, 11.5 rebounds, 1.1 blocks, and 59.7% shooting. Since rupturing the patellar tendon in his left knee during the Miami playoffs in April, Oladipo has not participated in any games this season.

 

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