We’ll update this post as trades happen across the league, leading up to the NBA Trade Deadline at 3:00pm ET on Thursday, February 8.
And we’re off...
Kevin Knox, 2024 second-round pick via Wizards and draft rights to Gabriele Procida to go Jazz in deal, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/GZuvVMbfcb— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2024
Detroit is serious about trying to get back to respectability, trading away the Wizards’ second-round pick, which is currently 32nd overall for Simone Fontecchio. (Technically, the pick is the more favorable of Washington’s and Memphis’ second-rounders, but the Grizzlies are currently eight games better than the Wizards.) Fontecchio is 28 years old, shooting 39.1 percent from three, and a versatile defender from the forward position. The Pistons will look to re-sign Fontecchio (a Restricted Free Agent this offseason), for what should be a reasonable number.
For Danny Ainge and the Jazz, this is great asset acquisition for a guy who they might not have been inclined to re-sign this summer. The 32nd overall pick obviously has a ton of value, and Procida is an interesting prospect as well. The 21-year-old Italian forward is currently playing for Alba Berlin and was the 36th overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft. Ainge probably secretly doesn’t mind losing a rotation player to potentially help draft positioning for a squad that’s currently a Play-In Tournament team.
Potential Sixers slant: Is Bojan Bogdanovic more available now?
The Celtics are sending a 2027 second via Atlanta and a 2030 second via Dallas to the Grizzlies, sources tell ESPN. Boston gets Tillman, a young, versatile frontcourt player who gives them some depth for a championship run. https://t.co/29KABsBums— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2024
This deal, which also involved Lamar Stevens going to Memphis, gives the Grizzlies more draft capital for a young big man with whom they couldn’t reach agreement on an extension. Meanwhile, Boston adds a helpful bench big man who will enable them to load manage Al Horford a little more, if they should so choose, and fill in during any Kristaps Porzingis injuries. The Celtics will also get a firsthand look at the 25-year-old Tillman within their system so they can determine if he would make for a worthwhile long-term Horford replacement if they wanted to re-sign him this offseason (Tillman is an unrestricted free agent).
Potential Sixers slant: Boston gets better, but I think we’re beyond the point of worrying about them. This trade likely takes a potential suitor off the market for Kelly Olynyk or Andre Drummond, and probably sets the floor in the return for one of those guys.
The Timberwolves are sending a 2030 second-round pick to the Pistons with Shake Milton and Troy Brown as part of the deal for guard Monte Morris, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2024
The Timberwolves stabilize the backup guard spot behind Mike Conley Jr., which had been a clear area of weakness for them, with a guy in Morris who President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly drafted back with Denver. Morris is a playoff-tested vet who can bolster Minnesota’s ability to make a run this spring/Summer. The Wolves may be able to re-sign him this summer via Bird Rights.
Detroit gets a future draft asset (Minnesota’s own second-rounder) while only taking back expiring contracts. Poor Shake, who has had a rough year and now goes from one of the top teams in the league to the very worst.
Potential Sixers slant: The Sixers haven’t really been rumored for backup guards. Do they feel confident about a Lowry buyout?
The Indiana Pacers are trading Buddy Hield to the 76ers for Marcus Morris, Furkan Korkmaz and three second-round picks, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2024
The Utah Jazz are finalizing a trade to send C Kelly Olynyk and guard Ochai Agbaji to the Toronto Raptors for Kira Lewis, Otto Porter and a 2024 first-round pick, sources tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/H14MTbDi3U— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2024
The first-round pick will be the least favorable of the Thunder, Clippers, Rockets, and Jazz, so it will be a late first from either OKC or Los Angeles. Still, Masai is simply refusing to commit to a rebuild, trading away a first. Agbaji was a mid-first round pick in 2022 and has played around 20 minutes per game each of his first two seasons in Utah so he’s more than a throw-in. Maybe he re-routes Olynyk to get back a large portion of that draft capital?
From Utah’s perspective, they received a late first for Olynyk, more than the second-rounders that were going out in other trade deadline deals so far. They had a close look at Agbaji and must have determined he’s not a long-term fit for them there. Ainge has now traded away three rotation players this week and will have two extra picks in the late 20s/early 30s. Good stealth tank on his part.
Hornets are expected to acquire a package centered around Tre Mann and salaries, sources said. Mann, a 2021 first-round pick, has upside as a talented young guard. https://t.co/sjEmDORN5n— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2024
This is a solid move by Sam Presti and his surging Oklahoma City squad. The Thunder are currently tied for the best record in the West with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander playing at an MVP level and a young but talented supporting cast. Most of OKC’s rotation is aged 25 and under.
In Hayward, they get a veteran that can create off the bounce and shoot. The 33-year-old has battled injuries the last two seasons and his numbers are down. The Hornets being a miserable team likely hasn’t helped his cause. Being in a winning environment and surrounded by so much talent should help. Between Hayward, SGA, Jalen Williams and Josh Giddey, the Thunder boast multiple jumbo-sized playmakers.
It’s a solid return for Charlotte as well. Mann only recently turned 23. He’s been the odd man out of an excellent and deep OKC rotation. He’s a player that could slot in nicely next to LaMelo Ball.
Full trade, per ESPN Sources:— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2024
Knicks: Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks
Pistons: Quentin Grimes, Malachi Flynn, Evan Fournier, Ryan Arcidiacono and two second-round picks.
There was a lot of confusion around this one. At first, it was reported as the Knicks giving a good young player in Quentin Grimes and two second-round picks for Alec Burks. That would’ve seemed like a massive win for Detroit. Eventually, it was reported that Bojan Bogdanovic would also go to New York, which made a lot more sense.
Simply put, the Knicks get better in this deal. They add shooting and scoring punch on the wing with Bogdanovic and Burks. Jalen Brunson could use the help with both Julius Randle and OG Anunoby missing time recently.
Grimes is a nice addition for the Pistons. He’s still only 23 and on his rookie deal. By adding Grimes and Simone Fontecchio, Detroit got younger while not sacrificing NBA-ready talent. Both players should complement Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey well.
The 76ers are trading Danuel House and a 2024 second-round pick via the Knicks to the Pistons, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2024
Read our full post on this Sixers’ deal here.
Clarify: Thad Young is coming to the Nets in the trade with DENNIS Schroder, sources said. https://t.co/wBNclK9TNu— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2024
Everyone had good fun wondering why two teams both going nowhere this season made this deal, but I see the point for both sides. Brooklyn gets Dinwiddie out of that locker room for the last couple months of the season, and Schroder is a player teams might have a bit of interest in acquiring next year as a reasonable $13 million expiring. At the very least, that’s a useful salary connector piece, potentially. Toronto creates some salary cap for this summer with Schroder leaving and Dinwiddie being an expiring deal.
The Charlotte Hornets are finalizing a trade to send F PJ Washington to the Dallas Mavericks for Grant Williams, Seth Curry and a first-round draft pick, sources tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/LpaQ4HvfL2— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2024
Woj broke this scoop and added that “The Charlotte Hornets are finalizing a trade to send forward P.J. Washington to the Dallas Mavericks for Grant Williams, Seth Curry and a first-round draft pick, sources tell ESPN.”
It’s certainly interesting that Dallas, who signed the former Celtic Grant Williams last summer in a three-team sign-and-trade deal, are already pulling the plug in hopes that the former Kentucky Wildcat, P.J. Washington can provide more of the three-and-D stretch four look they’re hoping supports their Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving led superstar backcourt.
Williams was shooting 37.6 percent from distance, right in line with his career 37.8 mark. Washington isn’t much better from distance, shooting just 32.4 percent this year and 36 percent for his career. But perhaps Mark Cuban’s Mavs are hoping Washington’s length and ranginess will better help them on the glass and defensive end.
As for Seth Curry, it will be interesting to see if he remains with the Hornets. If we hear there’s a second trade there, or even perhaps a buyout, maybe the Sixers would make a call? You know that Joel Embiid once loved playing some two-man game with one of the best three-point snipers in league history, and Curry once appeared to express some mixed feelings when he was dealt to Brooklyn from Philadelphia in the James Harden-Ben Simmons blockbuster back in 2022.
Our Harrison Grimm and Erin Grugan suggested on our LB circuit they like this deal for both sides and for the Mavs, especially. Washington is a player some Sixers fans have had their eye on in the past. Washington played with Heat’s guard Tyler Herro and Raptors’ guard Immanuel Quickley in Kentucky one year before Tyrese Maxey declared his intent to join the Blue and White.
Pat Bev had it first.
Read our full post on the deal sending Beverley to Milwaukee for Cam Payne and a second-round pick.
The 76ers are trading Jaden Springer to the Celtics for a second-round pick, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2024
You can read our full post here, but BOOOOOOOOO.
The Boston Celtics are trading Dalano Banton to the Portland Trail Blazers for a heavily protected second-round pick, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2024
Boston has to make room for Jaden Springer, who will surely flourish there and haunt us for years to come. Portland gets to take a look at the 46th overall pick from the 2021 draft for nothing.
The Milwaukee Bucks are trading Robin Lopez to the Sacramento Kings, sources tell ESPN. Lopez is expected to be waived and become a free agent.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2024
The Kings got cash in this deal for Lopez. Milwaukee breaks up the Lopez brothers, but gets some money off the books.
The Pacers will send the Spurs a future second-round pick, per source. https://t.co/L2USJDfxTc— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2024
Indiana gets some shooting to replace Buddy Hield, while the Spurs get a draft asset for an expiring contract. Marcus Morris Sr. was the matching salary in this deal, and is expected to be bought out.
Pacers sent a second-round pick to Warriors for Joseph and cash, sources said. https://t.co/RICFGI5j77— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2024
Although Joseph shot poorly in limited time this season, he was around 40 percent from three the prior two seasons in Detroit. Pacers will see if he has anything left he can bring to the table, while the Warriors are happy to get the pick.
Reunion: Memphis is expected to acquire Yuta Watanabe from Suns as part of this three-team trade, sources said. Suns are sending out three other minimum salaries -- Keita Bates-Diop, Jordan Goodwin, Chimezie Metu -- too. https://t.co/6HHIBOUAHV— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2024
In one of the bigger deals of the day, the Suns picked up Royce O’Neale from Brooklyn for matching salaries and three second-round picks. O’Neale should be a great 3&D option for Phoenix alongside their star trio. They also picked up David Roddy from Memphis, the former first-round pick used by the Grizzlies in the De’Anthony Melton deal with the Sixers. It’s interesting the Grizzlies were already to move on from Roddy for a pick swap. Brooklyn did well enough to get three second-round picks for O’Neale, who is in the last year of his deal.