2024 NBA trade deadline tracker: All the latest news, rumors, deals

The league-wide buzz heading into the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline — Thursday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. Eastern — is not to expect any big names to be on the move. There will be role players changing teams and some trades to shed salary, but with James Harden, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby already traded, the vibe is there are no more blockbusters out there. Of course, that is what we thought last year, and then Kyrie Irving was traded.

What follows is all the latest news, notes and rumors heading into the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline. It will be updated as news and rumors break between now and the deadline, so check back often for the latest.

Raptors to waive Dinwiddie, making him a free agent
It wasn't a point guard swap after all. Toronto and Brooklyn traded point guards Spencer Dinwiddie and Dennis Schroder at the deadline, with Brooklyn taking on an extra year of money in Schroder to get a better defender and playoff-proven player for a postseason push.

Dinwiddie was two games away from hitting a $1.5 million bonus for games played and the Raptors decided to avoid that and will cut him loose, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. That will make Dinwiddie the best, most coveted player on the buyout market and he will have options as to where he wants to be the rest of this season (possibly including Philadelphia, backing up Tyrese Maxey).

Raptors keep Bruce Brown at trade deadline
If there was one guy most expected to be traded at the deadline it was the Raptors Bruce Brown, but in the end Toronto ended up keeping him. Toronto wanted a first-round pick for a playoff-proven role player but couldn't get the offer they wanted. As noted by Woj, Brown has a $23 million team option for next season which makes him a valuable trade chip this offseason. Toronto decided to play the long game.

TRADE: Spurs sending Doug McDermott to Pacers
Indiana traded Buddy Hield to the 76ers earlier in the day, now the Pacers have found someone to replace some of that shooting. San Antonio is sending Doug McDermott to the Pacers for Marcus Morris (just acquired from the 76ers the same day) and a second-round pick, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Morris is salary ballast and could be waived and made a free agent.

McDermott is averaging just six points a game in 15 minutes a night off the bench for the Spurs, but is shooting 43.9% from 3 this season. He will get the chance to fill some of Hield's minutes off the bench for Rick Carlisle and Indiana.

No Dejounte Murray trade at deadline
The guy who was supposed to be the best player moved at the trade deadline isn't going anywhere. Dejounte Murray is going to remain a Hawk into the summer, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Lakers had been the most serious suitor but would not put Austin Reaves in the deal (nor should they have), and the Hawks were not interested in D'Angelo Russell (also understandable, he's not a good fit next to Trae Young). No third team could be found, and no other team would offer the two first-rounder picks and a quality player that the Hawks were asking in a trade.

Pistons to waive Joe Harris, Killian Hayes
The Pistons went heavily into the roster overhaul at the trade deadline — as they should. Part of that will be two players being waived, Joe Harris and Killian Hayes.

Hayes was the seventh overall pick in the 2020 draft, seen as a guy who would walk in the door a solid defender whose offense would come around. None of that happened. Hayes is a negative defender who is averaging 6.9 points a game on 41.3% shooting this season (a career best). The Pistons very publicly tested the trade market for Hayes but found nothing. Harris, who was one of the game's elite shooters a few years ago, but saw his game fall off sharply in recent years (in part due to injury, but he's shooting 33.3% from 3 this season). With all the trades the Pistons made on deadline day they needed to make some roster cuts to create space, and Harris was it.

TRADE: Suns to add depth with addition of Royce O'Neal, David Roddy
Phoenix didn't have much to offer in terms of trade assets but they found a couple of players to add depth to their rotation at the deadline.

First, the Suns will acquire forward Royce O’Neale from the Nets for matching salaries and three second-round picks, a story broken by Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Suns are also acquiring David Roddy from the Grizzlies for a pick swap, which helps facilitate the trade with O'Neal trade. The bottom line for Phoenix is that they are getting O'Neal and Roddy at the cost of Chimezie Metu, Keita-Bates Diop, Jordan Goodwin, and Yuta Watanabe.

O'Neal is a solid defensive wing averaging 7.4 points a game and shooting 36.6% from 3 for Brooklyn. He will crack the regular rotation in Phoenix the day he walks in the door. Phoenix also now has two roster spots they can fill on the buyout market.

TRADE: Bucks to acquire Patrick Beverley from Sixers for Cameron Payne, second-round pick.
Last season, Damian Lillard told Patrick Beverley he would "beat yo a**."

Now, they are about to be teammates (and Lillard said it’s all in the past). The Bucks are trading for Beverley from the Sixers, something Beverley himself confirmed. The 76ers receive Cameron Payne and Milwaukee’s 2027 second-round pick, according to multiple reports.

Whatever the personal dynamic, this is a good trade for Milwaukee, which adds a proven playoff point guard and veteran to back up Lillard through the rest of the regular season. Beverley is also a defensive upgrade for a team in need of one, and Beverley is someone Bucks' coach Doc Rivers knows well from their time together in Los Angeles.

The 76ers sending out Beverley suggests they believe they can land Kyle Lowry on the buyout market (Philly salary dumped Danuel House Thursday to get under the luxury tax so they could sign player off the buyout market).

Lakers likely to stand pat at the trade deadline
This isn't a huge surprise based on the buzz around the league the past few days — and it can't be making 39-year-old Lebron James happy — but it looks more and more like the Lakers are going to stand pat at the trade deadline and roll with the guys they have. From Chris Haynes of TNT/Bleacher Report:

TRADE: Nets, Raptors swap point guards in Schroder for Dinwiddie trade
Toronto and Brooklyn have agreed to trade point guards, with Dennis Schroder and Thaddeus Young headed to a Brooklyn team with postseason aspirations, while Spencer Dinwiddie heads to a Toronto squad overhauling its roster this season.

The Raptors get off money after this season in the deal, Schroder is under contract for $13 million next season, while Dinwiddie and Young are both expiring contracts. Dinwiddie had not been a smooth fit in Brooklyn this season and both sides were ready to move on, now the Nets add a playoff-proven point guard in Schroder. Schroder is averaging 13.7 points and 6.1 assists a game this season, shooting 35% from 3, and he is the better defender of the two guards. Dinwiddie is averaging 12.6 points and six assists a game, shooting 32% from 3.

TRADE: Mavericks add P.J. Washington to frontline, send Grant Williams, pick to Hornets
The Dallas Mavericks are revamping their frontcourt for a playoff push, first adding center Daniel Gafford (just scroll down a little), and now adding coveted Hornets forward P.J. Washington but at the cost of Grant Williams, Seth Curry and a first-round pick. It's a story broken by Shams Charania of The Athletic and has since been confirmed by multiple sources.

Dallas hopes that Washington can be what Williams was supposed to be but didn't pan out — a solid defensive four who can add a spark on offense. Washington is averaging 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds a game this season (right at his career averages) and he is a strong finisher through contact around the rim who can space the floor a little (career 35.9% shooter from 3 on nearly five attempts a game, although he has been below those numbers this season).

What Williams and Gafford bring is more athleticism to the front court, guys who can get out and run with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. It makes the Mavericks a more dangerous postseason team (they currently sit eighth in the West).

But the price is steep. Not so much Grant Willliams, who didn't mesh with Doncic. However, Seth Curry is a valuable shooter and a first-round pick is a lot to give up to make this swap.

Charlotte and its new ownership have fully committed to a rebuild with their deadline trades, and the expectation is Williams and Curry will be moved again this offseason. Whether current Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak and coach Steve Clifford will be around after this season to see the process through is another question. Charlotte adds a first-round pick that has real value.

Miles Bridges to reject any trade, will stay with Hornets looking to re-sign this summer
Phoenix, desperate to add depth but with limited trade assets, had been talking to Charlotte about a trade for Miles Bridges. Now Bridges himself has shot that down, telling the Hornets he will reject any trade, a story broken by Brian Windhorst of ESPN and confirmed by Bridges’ agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group. Because Bridges signed a one-year contract and would lose his Bird rights if traded, he has the ability to reject any trade.

Bridges now will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and has been clear all along he wants to remain in Charlotte. Because of his ongoing legal issues around a 2022 domestic violence incident — he missed all of last season and, after pleading no contest, had a 30-game suspension, plus he has a court appearance in March for allegedly violating a protection order tied to that case — he had a limited trade value, and that likely will be true on the free agent market as well.

Bridges is averaging 21.9 points and 7.2 rebounds a game this season and has scored 40+ points in his last two games.

TRADE: Mavericks add depth in reported trade for Wizards' center Daniel Gafford
Dereck Lively II is one of the four or five best rookies in this draft class (but, oddly, the third-best center in the class). However, that doesn't mean the Mavericks want him to be the only center they really trust in a playoff series.

Which is why they have traded for Daniel Gafford of the Wizards, with Richaun Holmes and draft picks headed back to Washington, a story broken by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Gafford has been the Wizards' primary starting center this season, averaging 10.9 points, 8 rebounds, and, most importantly, to defense-starved Dallas, 2.2 blocks a game. He's also on a team-friendly contract making $27.8 million total for the two seasons after this one ($12.4 million this season). Gafford and Lively can split time at the five, with Lively ideally growing to become Dallas' center of the future over that time.

Dallas is working with the Thunder and others to acquire draft assets needed to complete the trade, Marc Stein reports.

TRADE: Hornets sending Gordon Hayward to Thunder for Tre Mann, more salaries, picks
The Oklahoma City Thunder have added some veteran wing depth for what they hope will be a deep playoff run this season.

The Charlotte Hornets are trading Hayward to the Thunder for Tre Mann, Vasilije Micic, Davis Bertans and some yet undefined picks, a story first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic. Hayward is a 33-year-old veteran headed to a young team looking at a playoff run for the first time, his voice and presence will be invaluable that way. He also can contribute averaging 14.5 points a game in the 25 he has played this season (there is a lengthy injury history). Hayward also is on an expiring $31.5 million contract so he does not tie up the OKC books going forward (and they can bring him back if they wish.

Charlotte adds a promising third-year player in Mann who OKC liked, but with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the roster there are not a lot of minutes or touches for other point guards. The Hornets get to see if he can be a backup to — and injury replacement for — LaMelo Ball. This is a good trade by Charlotte, getting something of real value for a veteran not part of their future.

TRADE: Knicks upgrade for playoff run with Bogdanovic, Burks from Pistons for Grimes, picks, more
New York is not waiting around for a superstar, the Knicks are ready for a deep playoff run this season and have upgraded at the trade deadline to help that cause.

The Knicks have added Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks from the Detroit Pistons for Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Malachi Flynn and two second-round picks, a story broken by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and confirmed by multiple other sources.

First, this helps the Knicks in the short term when Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson and OG Anunoby are out with injuries — Bogdanovic and Burks are veterans who can step in right now and add a boost. Both, particularly Bogdanovic, can also be a key cog in a Knicks playoff run. Bogdanovic is averaging 20.2 points per game and shooting 41.5% from 3 this season, he can put the ball on the floor and drive and is a willing passer. Burks also brings shooting to the table hitting 40.1% from 3 this season and averaging 12.6 points a game.

In a playoff game when healthy, the Knicks could start Jalen Brunson, Anunoby, Josh Hart, Randle and Robinson with Burks, Bogdanovic and Isaiah Hartenstein off the bench — that's a dangerous rotation.

It's a little surprising that the Pistons didn't play hardball to get a first-rounder — the Knicks have some heavily protected ones they could give up. New York refused to put any firsts on the table in any trade, according to The Athletic’s James Edwards III, so the Pistons saw this as the best they were going to do. Still feels like Detroit could have pushed this. With Grimes, the Pistons get a quality 3&D wing who is on a reasonable contract for next season and fits nicely into their plans.

TRADE: Utah trades Kelly Olynyk to Toronto for first-round pick, more
A whole lot of playoff teams have been interested in landing Kelly Olynyk, a 6'11" big shooting 42.9% from 4 this season and a rock-solid veteran both on and off the court, but instead of one of the big names Olynyk is headed back to his native Canada in a trade.

Utah traded Olynyk and wing Ochai Agbaji to Toronto for Kira Lewis, Otto Porter, and a 2024 first-round pick, a story broken by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. That first-round pick is the least favorable of Thunder/Clippers/Rockets/Jazz, which in practice means either the Clippers or Thunder and a pick near the very end of the first round. It's worth noting that the Jazz's own first-round pick this year is top-10 protected and they have the 13th worst record in the league — don't be shocked if Utah starts driving the tank to end the season (right now they are 10th in the West and would make the play-in).

For a Raptors team rebuilding around a driver/slasher in Scottie Barnes with RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley, adding a big man who can space the floor and draw a defender out to the arc in Olynyk helps create space.

TRADE: Pacers sending sharpshooter Buddy Hield to 76ers
A trade that was talked about yesterday (just keep scrolling down) has become a reality: The Philadephia 76ers have added sharpshooter Buddy Hield from the Pacers, sending Indiana Marcus Morris, guard Furkan Korkmaz, and three second-round picks, a story broken by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Hield is averaging 12 points a game shooting 38.4% from 3 on 6.9 attempts a game, numbers that are down slightly from his career averages but he is still a sharpshooter defenses have to respect — and the 76ers desperately needed anyone with that kind of gravity on offense. Hield is in the final year of his contract so he does not mess with the Sixers' cap space for next season and plans to remake the roster around Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey. Hield will plug right into the offense and be a fit, and this trade moves Philly just a little under the luxury tax line, meaning they can sign players on the buyout market now.

Philly making this move is also a sign they expect Joel Embiid back for the playoffs.

Korkmaz had requested a trade long ago and gets his wish. Indiana gets something for Hield, who was going to leave them as a free agent. The picks coming their way are the Raptors’ 2024 second-rounder, plus the Clippers’ and Trail Blazers’ 2029 second-rounders.

TRADE: Sixers send Danuel House to Pistons in a salary dump
This is a trade about future moves. Philadelphia is sending veteran wing Danuel House and the Knicks second-round pick this year to the Pistons in a pure salary dump move. With this trade and the one for Buddy Hield, the 76ers move under the luxury tax line, which both saves the owners money and allows them to sign players on the buyout market, should anyone they like become available. For their trouble, the rebuilding Pistons get a second-round pick.

Pelicans searching for rim protector with Detroit, Atlanta possible partners
If there was any question about the potential of New Orleans, them beating the Clippers — the hottest team in the league — on Wednesday night should do it. (Yes, we know the Clippers had their first game home after playing seven games in 11 days on the road and looked tired, still a good win for the Pelicans.)

Still, New Orleans wants to add a rim protector at the trade deadline, starting center Jonas Valanciunas doesn't really provide that. The Pelicans reached out to the Cavaliers about Jarrett Allen and the Magic about Wendell Carter but were shot down in both cases, reports Jake Fischer at Yahoo Sports. That leaves them a couple of options, Fischer adds, pointing first to Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart, but also the Hawks' centers Onyeka Okongwu and Clint Capela. Those all sound like kind of long shots to my ears, but we could use a long shot or two to land during this trade deadline.

Spencer Dinwiddie shoots down buyout rumors
Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie was one of the early names mentioned in Nets trade rumors. While he's a solid NBA starting point guard — 12.6 points and six assists a game — Brooklyn has struggled to find find anyone willing to match his $20.4 million salary in players and/or picks coming back to Brooklyn. Most likely he stays put at the deadline, which led to rumors the Nets planned to buy him out. Dinwiddie himself shot those down on Twitter.

So much for that. Why would Dinwiddie take less than his full contract, especially when he knows the one he gets next summer as a free agent will be for less? This is a business, Dinwiddie is under no obligation to take a pay cut to help out Brooklyn.

Hawks, Jazz discussing Bruce Brown for Kelly Olynyk trade
Bruce Brown was the player most likely to be traded by the deadline, Toronto landed him in the Pascal Siakam trade and has been trying to flip him ever since, with plenty of playoff teams interested after everyone saw what a key role Brown played in Denver's title run a season ago. The Knicks were long thought to be the frontrunners, they have the picks and salary to make the deal and Brown is a Tom Thibodeau-style player. However, now comes news from Jake Fischer at Yahoo Sports that the Raptors and Jazz are discussing a trade with Brown and Kelly Olynyk as the principles.

The Jazz, according to league sources, have discussed a framework with the Raptors that would bring Brown to Utah in return for Kelly Olynyk and Ochai Agbaji. What draft capital could be part of that conversation remains to be seen, but Toronto has been consistent with its messaging to rival teams that it is looking for a first-round pick for Brown, sources said.

This could be one of the parties (read: Raptors) leaking something to light a fire under New York and other Brown suitors to get a better offer. It also could be a legitimate swap, although what does Utah really get out of giving up a first-round pick for Brown, who is really a 4-7th best player on a team ready to make a deep playoff run. Brown has real value, but to Utah? Toronto could use Olynyk and his salary comes off the books after this season.

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Pelicans interested in Hawks' Dejounte Murray
Talks between the Lakers and Hawks about a possible Dejounte Murray trade have all but flatlined a day away from the NBA trade deadline (3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday), but now a new suitor has emerged: The New Orleans Pelicans. That is according to Chris Haynes of TNT/Bleacher Report.

Atlanta has wanted two firsts and a starting quality player for Murray. New Orleans has the picks, no problem (they have 11 first-round picks between now and 2029), but it will come down to the players involved. The Pelicans likely want to send something like Jonas Valanciunas and one more player (Dyson Daniels?) to Atlanta, while you can be sure the Hawks will ask for Herb Jones, Trey Murphy or Jordan Hawkins. There will be a dance trying to find a balance. If the deal went through, New Orleans could start a backcourt of Murray and CJ M McCollum with Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and one more (Valanciunas if he's not traded, or Larry Nance Jr.,or they could go small from the start with Jones).

This would be a win-now move for a Pelicans team that has looked threatening at times but has been inconsistent this season and currently sits seventh in the West.

TRADE: Pistons trade Monte Morris to Timberwolves for Milton, Brown, pick
It's no secret Minnesota has been looking for backup point guard depth, and they found it in Detroit. Minnesota is getting veteran Monte Morris to back up Mike Conley and take some of the load off him. The cost is Shake Milton, Troy Brown Jr. and their own 2030 second-round pick, in a story broken buy Shams Charania of The Athletic.

This works for Minnesota because it doesn't tie up the books long-term, Morris is making $9.8 million this season in the final year of his contract (he is an unrestricted free agent this summer). Morris is a Michigan guy (Flint) who was excited to play in front of the hometown fans this season but missed all but six games of it due to a quadriceps injury. He's back now and can instantly slot into the Minnesota rotation.

TRADE: Grizzlies send Xavier Tillman to Celtics for picks
Boston has been looking for frontcourt depth considering Kristaps Porzingis has a history of fragility and Al Horford is 37. They found it in Memphis, who is trading backup big man Xavier Tillman Sr. to Boston for a couple of second-round picks, a story broken by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

This move has real potential for Boston. Tillman is a very strong defender who blocks shots, grabs boards, get steals and on the other end sets solid screens — he will fit right into Boston's lineups. He's not an efficient scorer, but he gives the Celtics another solid rotation player along the front line to help them get through the remainder of the regular season, and he can provide depth in the playoffs if Horford/Porzingis get in foul trouble. Memphis gets some picks out of this that might help down the line, but it works because Tillman was not part of the team's long-term plans.

Phoenix not going to make trade unless they can get rotation player
Maybe the Suns will be quiet at the trade deadline. They don't have much available to trade — Nassir Little, some veteran minimum contracts and second-round picks — but if they can't get someone who can crack their 8-9 man rotation, then Phoenix will remain quiet at the deadline, reports the well-connected John Gambadoro of Sports 98.7 FM in the city. With what they have to offer, it's hard to envision the Suns landing a rotation player.

Rumor: Lakers think they have chance to trade for Donovan Mitchell this summer
The Lakers are most likely going to be quiet at the trade deadline, which seems at odds with what LeBron James wants and what a win-now team sitting ninth in the conference should be doing. However, Bill Reiter at CBS Sports says there is a bigger picture at play.

Um... that's a longshot (and could be Lakers' front office spin). I will add Reiter is well-sourced, so this comes from somewhere he trusts. Here are the problems, if this is what the Lakers are thinking: Cleveland is red hot (14-1 in their last 15) and plans to take Mitchell and this core into the postseason and see if they can make a run. If they do, the chances of him signing an extension with the Cavaliers this summer go way up. If he doesn't sign, then Cleveland has to trade him or risk losing Mitchell for nothing as a free agent in the summer of 2025, but the Knicks will be standing there with a massive pile of draft picks, matching salary, and long-time links to Mitchell, who was born in New York. It's long been the conventional wisdom around the NBA that Mitchell will be a Knick someday.

The Lakers are a draw, but all this combined seems a shaky premise to land Mitchell next summer.

Portland likely holds on to Jerami Grant, Malcolm Brogdon
No real surprise here considering the way the buzz around the league has gone the past week, but more likely than not both Malcolm Brogdon and Jerami Grant will be Portland Trail Blazers after the deadline, reports Jake Fischer at Yahoo Sports. Portland has said it would only move the veterans for offers that blow them away, and nobody is putting those offers on the table.

TRADE: Jazz send Fontecchio to Pistons for Knox, pick

We have our first trade of trade deadline week, and while not a big one it's an interesting one. The Jazz are sending Simone Fontecchio — their starting three — to the Pistons for a good second-round pick, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Pistons get to look at Fontecchio firsthand for the rest of the season, and they now have his Bird rights if they want to bring him back. He is a 6'8" wing averaging 8.9 points a game, shooting 39.1% from 3, and has proven to be a solid rotation player in Utah. He's 28 and a restricted free agent after the season. If the Pistons are going to trade Bojan Bogdanovic, either at the deadline or this summer, then picking up inexpensive depth on the wing makes sense (not that you can ever have too much shooting at the 3/4).

The Jazz receive what will be a high second-round — the better of the Wizards or Grizzlies second-rounder this season — which is more valuable to their rebuild than Fontecchio.

Dejounte Murray to the Lakers' talks "pretty cold"
This is not a real shock. Despite the media — traditional, social, pretty much any other media you can think of — talking about it because it's the Lakers and it's the most interesting thing out there, actual buzz about a Dejounte Murray trade to the Lakers, or anywhere, has been pretty much dead for more than a week. Wednesday, on his Hoop Collective Podcast, ESPN's Brian Windhorst called the talks "pretty cold." Probably too cold for even LeBron James' passive-aggressive comments to warm them up.

The talks stalled out largely because the Lakers were not about to throw Austin Reaves into the deal (nor should they), and the Hawks had little interest in D'Angelo Russell (and there was no third team eager to take him on). It's hard to see how that dynamic changes in the final day before the trade deadline. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN added on his podcast that Russell's improved play of late made it harder for the Lakers to deal him.

Kelly Olynyk most likely Jazz player to be traded
The Utah Jazz are one of the few true sellers at the deadline. Don't ask for Lauri Markkanen or rookie Keynote George, but much of the roster is available. Kelly Olynyk has been the name NBC Sports has heard the most in trade whispers around the league and Tony Jones of The Athletic confirmed the stretch big is the most likely Utah player to be traded at the deadline.

He remains a likely trade candidate, according to multiple league sources. Olynyk has registered widespread interest, particularly among likely playoff teams, because of his status as an expiring contract, but more importantly his versatility on offense. Olynyk is a 7-footer who can play either power forward or center. He’s also a trusted veteran inside the locker room and someone who can help a team in somewhere around 20-25 minutes per night.

Things are looking more and more like Jordan Clarkson will stay put, unless the Knicks miss out on other targets and pivot. One name to watch is Simone Fontecchio, who is starting now in Utah and drawing the interest of the Suns and Celtics according to Jones. Those are teams that would love to add depth but have few trade assets they can send out, nor can either take on much money. Fontecchio is a solid rotation wing who could help either of those teams at a minimal price (he is in the final year of his contract, making $3.1 million).

Mavericks more focused on Kyle Kuzma, PJ Washington than Wiggins
Dallas is actively looking for a wing and, if you scroll down a little, you'll see it come up in a section on Andrew Wiggins trade rumors. Except Marc Stein said in his newsletter Tuesday to ignore those rumors — Dallas isn't interested in Wiggins, they are interested in the Wizards' Kyle Kuzma and the Hornets' P.J. Washington.

“There were no active discussions between Dallas and Golden State as of Tuesday lunchtime on an Andrew Wiggins trade, league sources say.”

The Wizards' asking price for Kuzma — or for that matter Tyus Jones and others — has been high enough to prevent a trade from happening to this point. That may change in the next couple of days.

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If Lakers pull off Murray trade, where does D'Angelo Russell end up?
Most likely, the Lakers will stand pat at the trade deadline. Or, make some small move, shifting around bench players.

But we’re telling you there’s a chance...

The Lakers are still the team most discussed in a possible Dejounte Murray trade with the Hawks, with Los Angeles sending something like D'Angelo Russell, Jalen Hood-Schifino, their 2029 first-round pick (protected, but how much is up for debate) and a second-round pick or two. The stumbling block? The Hawks want Austin Reaves (not happening) and nothing to do with Russell (which makes sense because if Murray doesn't fit next to Young, there is no way Russell does). That means bringing in a third team to take on Russell.

Sam Amick of The Athletic said Brooklyn is most discussed as the third team. If they were to trade Spencer Dinwiddie at the deadline, which is not a hot rumor but has been discussed, then they would need a point guard. Russell also has been mentioned in trade rumors with Toronto, reports Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

The most likely outcome? Russell is still a Laker on Friday. But LeBron James is dropping not-so-subtle hints about wanting the Lakers to go all-in, and if they do Russell will be the guy sliding out the door.

Philadelphia eyeing Buddy Hield, Bojan Bogdanovic
The outcome of the knee surgery on Joel Embiid was going to have a dramatic impact on what the 76ers decided to do at the trade deadline. Unlike other top teams, Philadephia has picks and players to trade, courtesy the haul they got back from the Clippers in the James Harden trade. However, if Embiid wasn't going to be back, what was the point? Best to keep their powder dry, and the sense from league sources NBC Sports spoke with in recent days was that was Philly's plan. Be patient and use their max cap space this summer to revamp the team around Embiid and Tyrese Maxey.

However, Embiid could be back this season. With that, the 76ers are interested in adding a player, ideally a shooter, which is why they are looking at the Pacers' Buddy Hield and the Pistons' Bojan Bogdanovic, reports Jake Fischer at Yahoo Sports.

Philadelphia is exploring conversations with a variety of teams, but one known target for the Sixers is Pacers guard Buddy Hield, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Hield’s $18.5 million dollar salary would be a match for several of the Sixers’ expiring contracts, and his expiring deal wouldn’t add future financial burden onto Philadelphia’s clean cap sheet for this offseason, as the Sixers have left rival teams with the impression they are still wary of taking back longterm salary at this juncture.

Another target for the Sixers is Pistons guard Bojan Bogdanović, sources said, who is on the books for $20 million this season, but has just $2 million guaranteed for 2024-25.

Other reports say the Pistons are not looking to trade Bogdanovic without getting a haul back, maybe more than the 76ers are willing to part with. Hield is a different story, Philly would need to throw in a pick or young player to make it interesting for Indiana besides a simple salary swap, but there could be a fit. Fischer goes on to say the 76ers do not want to part with Tobias Harris in a trade.

Mavericks, Bucks reportedly showing interest in Andrew Wiggins
There are multiple reasons the Golden State Warriors are on the outside looking in at even the play-in more than halfway through the season. Draymond Green's suspensions set the team back. Klay Thompson's struggles have been an issue. However, at the top of the list has been the regression in Andrew Wiggins' game — he was their second-best player in the 2022 NBA Finals (and the playoff run to get there), but now he is inconsistent on both ends and not meshing well with the emerging Jonathan Kuminga (although that has looked smoother since Green's return).

That has the Warriors open to trading him and a couple of playoff teams are interested, Dallas and Milwaukee, reports Jake Fischer at Yahoo Sports. The Bucks need depth and proven playoff performers and Wiggins has been that, but the only way to make that trade work is to include fan favorite Bobby Portis, and that gives the Bucks pause. Dallas would have to include Grant Williams — who has not meshed smoothly in Dallas but could tempt the Warriors because of his defensive versatility — plus another salary, such as Richaun Holmes. Both of those are kind of long shots, the most likely answer is the Warriors stand pat at the deadline, but it's worth watching.

Why is this trade deadline looking so quiet?
I fear just writing that mini-headline is tempting the basketball gods to deluge us with trades and make me look foolish — and I'll take it. This is shaping up to be a relatively quiet trade deadline, with no names that really move the needle getting traded (with all due respect to Bruce Brown and maybe Dejounte Murray). If the basketball gods want to make it rain, go for it.

There are four things that appear to be holding the market back. First, we've already seen some of the big moves: James Harden is a Clipper, OG Anunoby is thriving as a Knick, and Pascal Siakam is in Indiana. Outside of them, no other star is holding a city or franchise hostage trying to force his way out (Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard signed extensions, for example).

Second is something we have seen for a couple of seasons now: The play-in tournament has teams who might have been sellers at the deadline 5-10 years ago now thinking they can back-door into the playoffs. Owners and front offices are not signing off on rebuilding-style moves when the hope of the playoffs still seems within reach.

Third, the restrictions of the new CBA and the second tax apron looms over teams, so some that might have mortgaged the future to buy now — the Suns, Clippers, Bucks — can't under the financial rules, and don't have the draft picks and assets to trade anyway because they already pushed their chips into the middle.

Finally, part of the issue is nobody likes the 2024 NBA Draft. Trading 2024 draft picks is like trying to sell your Pokémon 25th Anniversary McDonald's promo cards — they are basically worthless. This is not fair to this draft class, inevitably some quality players will come out of it (2013 was supposed to be a dud draft and it had Antetokounmpo and CJ McCollum, among others). Stars will come out of this class. But it doesn't feel like it heading in, so it's harder to move picks.

All that is keeping things quiet.

Lakers most likely to stand pat at trade deadline
LeBron James is not going to like this.

While LeBron has been passive-aggressively advocating for the Lakers to do something, the question remains "Who is available via trade that could change the trajectory of this Lakers' season?" The answer is nobody. The best player who could legitimately be moved at the deadline is the Hawks' Dejounte Murray, and while he's an upgrade over D'Angelo Russell (especially defensively) is he worth a first-round pick and a good young player in terms of an upgrade? The Lakers' brain trust seems to be leaning toward "no." (That deal also is stuck because the Hawks want a third team to take on Russell, and his reputation around the league does not have teams lining up.) Here is how Jovan Buha put it at The Athletic.

Though James has made it clear that he’d like for the organization to approach this deadline with the all-in approach he prefers, the likelihood that the Lakers stand pat or make a marginal move has somewhat increased in recent days, according to team and league sources. Their 2029 draft pick is valuable; if they keep it, they’ll be armed with three first-round picks to trade this summer.

The other player teams are asking about is Austin Reaves, but the Lakers are not going to trade him unless a true game-changing, All-Star-level player becomes available. Which is the right move, but that guy is not on the market right now. At age 39 (and with a player option for next season) LeBron is understandably impatient, but making a move just to make a move makes these Lakers worse long term. Better to sit on their pick and wait until the summer, when they will have up to three future first-rounders they can trade, and try to make a big splash then. That's also when better players are available on the market.

Kuzma, Brogdon, Bogdanovic all staying put?
We've been saying that this may be an underwhelming trade deadline, but could it be slower and more boring than even we expected? ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski basically said, "Yes it will be" on his podcast with Bobby Marks, adding he expects the Wizards' Kyle Kuzma, the Trail Blazers' Malcolm Brogdon, and the Pistons' Bojan Bogdanovic all will most likely stay put with their teams and not be traded at the deadline. The one Wizards player generating a lot of buzz is point guard Tyus Jones, but these are some of the best players who might be traded and things do not look likely for them to be moved before the Thursday, 3 p.m. Eastern deadline.

Phoenix would like to make a trade but doesn't have the assets
Nassir Little, a player or two at the veteran minimum (Josh Okogie, Keita Bates-Diop, Bol Bol), and one or two second-round draft picks.

That is the Phoenix Suns' trade package at the deadline. The Suns would love to add depth around Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal, but they had to give up so much to trade for Beal and Durant — at the insistence of new owner Mat Ishbia — that what you see in the first paragraph is what they have to offer. The Suns have been linked to Miles Bridges in Charlotte (who scored a career-high 41 against the Lakers Monday night but comes with serious baggage from a domestic violence charge in his recent past) and the Nets' Royce O'Neal, but can they get those guys with that trade offer? ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said on his podcast that the Suns would likely make a trade "on the fringe" but don't have the assets to get anything substantial done.

Look for Phoenix to do something, but they are going to bank on their big three showing up and overwhelming teams with offense in the playoffs. Good luck with that.

Jordan Clarkson would welcome trade to Knicks
The New York Knicks are looking for secondary playmaking and depth behind Jalen Brunson. The Utah Jazz are one of the sellers at the deadline — deal with Danny Ainge at your own risk — and one of the players available is former Sixth Man of the Year and bench gunner Jordan Clarkson. Whether Crawford is really a fit for a Tom Thibodeau team is up for debate, but Clarkson would welcome it Tony Jones of The Athletic said on ESPN 700’s The Drive with Spence Checketts.

"I can tell you just from my conversations with people around the situation, I think that Jordan [Clarkson] would welcome a trade [to the Knicks] if that’s how it would go down. There’s another team out west he would welcome a trade to. I'm not going to say the name of that team and the reason why I'm not going to say the name of that team is because there’s very little chance of that trade happening."

Clarkson is averaging 17.5 points and 4.9 assists a game this season, doing most of his damage in the midrange.

No movement toward a DeMar DeRozan trade
Much to the dismay of Bulls faithful, it looks like Chicago will hang onto their core past the trade deadline. The Bulls prioritized trading Zach LaVine but there wasn't much of a market for him due to the combination of his contract and his injury history (he is now out for the season following foot surgery). Teams called about Alex Caruso but the Bulls shot those talks down, wanting to hold on to the defensive specialist unless it was a Godfather offer. Now comes a report from Chris Hanes of TNT/Bleacher Report — on his #ThisLeagueUncut podcast with Marc Stein — that it looks like the Bulls will hold on to 34-year-old DeMar DeRozan and talk contract extension with him.

"I’m not hearing really anything going on the DeMar DeRozan trade front, which leads me to believe he will be kept through the deadline and I would think that both sides would get back to the table and start trying to talk about an extension.... Both sides are far apart and that still is the case, but I think past the deadline, uh, they’ll get back to the table, see if anything can be hammered out because as you mentioned, Stein. DeMar DeRozan will be an unrestricted free agent and they, they could risk losing him for nothing."

Nets want more than late first for Dorian Finney-Smith
The Brooklyn Nets are a team to watch at the trade deadline. Teams are still calling them about Mikal Bridges but Sean Marks and the front office continues to shoot them down. However, there is a lot of buzz about other players such as Royce O'Neal and Dorian Finney-Smith. It's Finney-Smith that is drawing the most attention. The Nets know the value of a plus defender wing who is shooting 38.3% from 3, which is why they are not willing to take a late first-round pick or a pick from the 2024 draft (considered a down draft) as part of any trade for him, Michael Scotto of Hoopshype said on the YES Network before the Brooklyn game Monday night.

Bucks, Mavericks talked Portis for Grant Williams trade
We know the Bucks are being aggressive in their search for upgrades, but would they trade a fan favorite to do it? Milwaukee and Dallas have had preliminary discussions of a Grant Williams for Bobby Portis trade, reports Marc Stein in his Monday newsletter. In terms of salary, those two can be traded for each other straight up. He adds that there is no evidence these talks ever moved past an exploratory phase.

Williams has struggled his first year in Dallas, but Doc Rivers and Bucks management see a more versatile, superior defender who could help Milwaukee on the end of the court they need it the most. Dallas would get off a contract they don't like and pick up rock-solid bench help behind Dereck Lively II at the five. Both sides might be able to sell themselves on this trade, but it likely would not be popular with Bucks fans.

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Dallas, Pacers expressing interest in Andrew Wiggins
The worst-kept secret at the trade deadline may be Dallas' desire to upgrade on the wing next to Luka Doncic and (when healthy) Kyrie Irving. That has the Mavericks, as well as the Pacers, expressing some interest in Andrew Wiggins, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. Dallas would have to believe that Andrew Wiggins' struggles this year could be turned around in a new setting with a new coach (he has played better of late, as well). To make the trade work, Dallas would likely have to send Grant Williams and Richaun Holmes to Golden State.

Multiple teams interested in Tyus Jones
Tyus Jones is the kind of quality rotation point guard who could help a lot of teams, and that's why the Lakers, Timberwolves, Magic, Spurs and Nets are all interested in him,reports Michael Scotto of Hoopshype. The Wizards have been holding out for a first-round pick for Jones, but that seems to be too rich a price for the point guard whose contract ends after this season. It's likely multiple second-rounders.

Milwaukee Bucks remain aggressive looking for upgrades
The Milwaukee Bucks are 1-3 under new coach Doc Rivers with the 20th-ranked defense in the league over those four games (and an almost identical defensive rating to their season average). Beyond coaching issues, the challenge in Milwaukee is the roster — they have two elite defenders in Brook Lopez and Giannis Antetokounmpo, but little beyond that (after trading away Jrue Holiday). The Bucks are remaining aggressive in the run-up to the trade deadline looking to change that, reports Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports. Of course, putting a trade together that works is another thing.

After switching head coaches midseason, the Bucks remain committed to improving their roster, “shopping hard for help,” as described by one league source with knowledge of the situation. Milwaukee has limited options of outgoing packages, with the No. 35 pick, Pat Connaughton and Cam Payne as the Bucks’ most likely outgoing scenario, sources said.

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Could Hawks hold on to Dejounte Murray?
For more than a year, the Atlanta Hawks hung on to John Collins, through multiple trade cycles (deadline and offseason), waiting for an offer that met their standards. It never came (and Collins was essentially salary dumped to Utah (Rudy Gay and a second-round pick). The Hawks were patient, waiting for the right deal. Could that happen again with Dejounte Murray? Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports says it could.

For Murray, it should be noted that Atlanta will have a much easier time finding the draft capital — at least two first-round picks, sources said — it seeks for the former All-Star point guard this summer, when teams will gain access to future picks once the calendar flips to 2024-25. The Lakers, for example, will be eligible to deal two more future selections come draft time.

The Lakers, however, may be feeling the pressure to make a move now, which brings us to...

LeBron sending another message with Knicks towel?
First, it was the hourglass emoji.

Was LeBron James trying to send a second passive-aggressive "get something done" message to the Lakers' front office when, during his walk-off interview after the Lakers snapped the Knicks' winning streak on Sunday, he wore a Knicks towel around his neck?

ESPN's Brian Windhorst — who has followed LeBron closely since Cleveland — said yes on his Hoops Collective Podcast Monday.

"But this is what LeBron excels at. He computes all this stuff. Of course, he was cognizant and aware he was putting on a towel that said New York Knicks. Why would he mess with the Knicks? Because he was using the Knicks as a tool to pressure the Lakers.”

Windhorst is right about this: LeBron doesn't do things like this on accident. The Lakers are expected to make a trade or trades at the deadline. They are the most-named suitor for Dejounte Murray but have also been linked to multiple other players.

Lakers among teams interested in Raptors' Bruce Brown
If one man should be almost a free space on your "traded at the deadline" bingo card, it would be Bruce Brown. He's a quality two-way wing who played an important role in Denver's title run last season, chased the payday to Indiana, who traded him to Toronto in the Pascal Siakam deal, but the Raptors always planned to flip him. The Knicks have been the most mentioned team in that sweepstakes (and he would be a perfect fit on a Tom Thibodeau team).

Add the Lakers to that list, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on his podcast. The Lakers tried to sign Brown last offseason but could only offer the mid-level exception ($12.4 million) and the Pacers gave him two years, $45 million. The Lakers could offer D'Angelo Russell, Jalen Hood-Schifino and a second-round pick for Brown (or a heavily protected 2029 first). That only works for the Lakers if they get another point guard (and get Gabe Vincent back healthy). Whether that is enough to interest the Raptors, or would beat offers from the Knicks or others, is another question. But the Lakers want LeBron to know they are looking.

Bulls want Anunoby-like haul for Alex Caruso
Chicago's focus around the trade deadline had been to move Zach LaVine and then maybe talk DeMar DeRozan trade, with Alex Caruso considered off-limits. LaVine's trade market never materialized due to his contact, injury history and perception of his play. However, teams are still calling Chicago about Caruso, but the Bulls want an "OG Anunoby-type deal" to give him up, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said on his podcast.

As a reminder, the Raptors got Immanuel Quickley, RJ Barrett, and the Pistons' 2024 second-round pick (likely pick 31 or 32 at worst) for Anunoby. The Bulls are not getting that for Caruso, in part because he's not the two-way player Anunoby is, and also because of health concerns that limit Caruso to 20-25 minutes a night. League sources told NBC Sports the vibe has been the Bulls never wanted to trade Caruso, so the only way it happens is a Godfather offer.

Bull most likely to be traded: Andre Drummond
There are a number of teams looking for help along the front line, and one name that gets mentioned a lot is veteran center Andre Drummond. Chicago is willing to move on from him — likely for second-round picks — and the Celtics, Mavericks, Lakers and Suns are all interested,reports Michael Scotto at Hoopshype.

Mavericks seek power forward, eying Kuzma, Washington
It's not a secret Dallas wants some athleticism and help on the wing to go with Luka Doncic and (once he gets healthy) Kyrie Irving, not to mention emerging center Dereck Lively II. However, they want more of a four than a three — feeling they need more size — and have their eyes primarily on the Wizards' Kyle Kuzma and the Hornets' P.J. Washington, reports Marc Stein in his newsletter.

"Dallas has been frequently mentioned as a potential trade suitor for both Washington's Kyle Kuzma and Charlotte's Washington in recent weeks and are still, I'm told, prioritizing power forwards over small forwards in its quest to address the team's size and defensive shortcomings."

Pistons reportedly leaning toward keeping Bogdanovic, Burks, eyeing Tobias Harris
One of the counterintuitive things at this NBA trade deadline is that the team with the worst record in the NBA, the 6-43 Detroit Pistons, may be buyers rather than sellers at the deadline. That starts with holding onto both Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks, unless an offer with enough quality draft picks or young players comes along and they can't refuse, reports James Edwards III at The Athletic.

In that same story, Edwards reports that Detroit has its eye on former Piston Tobias Harris as the kind of upgrade they seek. What Philadelphia does at the trade deadline will hinge on what the doctors find when they do Joel Embiid’s meniscus surgery — if he is done for the season the 76ers may be open to trading the free agent to be in Harris. Or, the Pistons could wait and try to sign Harris as a free agent next summer.