It’s officially deadline day in the Association as the 2024 NBA trade deadline is at 3 p.m. ET this afternoon.
With the 2023-24 NBA regular season roughly 60 percent of the way complete, and All-Star weekend just a week away, teams will either be “buyers” and making moves toward a playoff push, or become “sellers” and trade away assets as they revamp for the offseason and the 2024 NBA Draft in June.
Here are the moves made so far leading up to the 2024 NBA trade deadline day:
Knicks bring back Alec Burks, trade for Bojan Bogdanovic in six-player trade with Pistons
The Knicks are getting involved on deadline day as they received Burks and Bogdanovic in exchange Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Malachi Flynn, Ryan Arcidiacono and two future second round picks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Thunder acquire Gordon Hayward
The Thunder have traded for 14-year-veteran forward Gordon Hayward.
Hayward, who has been out since Christmas with a calf injury, will help a young, surging Thunder team that’s currently tied with two others (Timberwolves and Nuggets) teams atop not only the Northwest Division, but also the Western Conference at 35-16.
Sixers trade for Buddy Hield
One of the first moves of deadline was when the Sixers acquired Buddy Hield from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Marcus Morris, Furkan Korkmaz and three second-round picks, according to reports.
Philadelphia was in need of another reliable scoring option since reigning MVP Joel Embiid is sidelined for likely the next six to eight weeks following surgery two days ago to repair his injured meniscus.
While Hield won’t replace Embiid, the career 40.1 percent three-point shooter will no doubt help a 76ers team that’s currently bottom half of the league in three-point percentage (36.2 percent).
It should be noted that Hield is viewed as a “rental” right now for Philly, as he will be a free agent this upcoming offseason.
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