The 2024 NBA trade deadline is set for 3 p.m. ET this afternoon.
With the 2023-24 NBA regular season nearly halfway through and All-Star weekend only a week away, teams will either be “buyers” and making moves toward a postseason push, or “sellers” and trading away assets as they restructure for the offseason and the 2024 NBA Draft in June.
Here are the trades done so far prior to the 2024 NBA trade deadline:
In a six-player transaction with the Pistons, the Knicks bring back Alec Burks and get Bojan Bogdanovic.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks are active on deadline day, acquiring Burks and Bogdanovic from Detroit in exchange for Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Malachi Flynn, Ryan Arcidiacono, and two future second round selections.
New York is definitely going all-in this season, as the organization competes for one of the top Eastern Conference seeds and is on track to post its best season record in over a decade.
Burks spent two seasons with the New York Knicks before joining the Pistons. In 130 games, he averaged 12.1 points per game and shot nearly 41% from behind the arc.
Bogdanovic might have been on the league’s poorest squad (7-43), but he didn’t play like it. The 34-year-old was the Pistons’ second-leading scorer (20.2 points per game). He will most certainly be a key member of the Knicks’ second rotation in a club that, when healthy, suddenly has a wealth of depth and experience on the back end of its roster.
Thunder acquire Gordon Hayward from the Hornets.
The Thunder have traded for 14-year-old forward Gordon Hayward.
Hayward, who has been sidelined since Christmas with a calf injury, will assist a young, surging Thunder squad that is now tied with two other teams (the Timberwolves and the Nuggets) for first place in not just the Northwest Division but also the Western Conference at 35-16.
According to rumors, the Hornets will get Tre Mann, Davis Bertans, Vasilije Micic, and draft picks in exchange.
Sixers trade for Buddy Hield
According to rumors, one of the Sixers’ initial deadline moves was to acquire Buddy Hield from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Marcus Morris, Furkan Korkmaz, and three second-round selections.
Philadelphia needed another consistent scoring option because reigning MVP Joel Embiid is expected to be out for six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus two days ago.
While Hield will not replace Embiid, the career 40.1 percent three-point shooter will undoubtedly benefit a 76ers team that is currently in the bottom half of the league in three-point shooting (36.2 percent).
It should be emphasized that Hield is now classified as a “rental” for Philadelphia, as he will become a free agency this offseason.