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2024 NBA Trade Deadline Recap

Most of the marquee in-season trades that took place during the 2023/24 season happened well before the trade deadline, including James Harden to the Clippers in November, OG Anunoby to the Knicks in December, and Pascal Siakam to the Pacers in January.

Still, there was no shortage of trade activity during the 30 hours leading up to the deadline, with 22 teams getting together to complete 19 trades on Wednesday and Thursday. A total of 44 NBA players were on the move in those deals, along with three more draft-and-stash prospects and plenty of draft picks and cash.

Here’s a recap all of 2024’s deadline deals:


Trades made on deadline day

The Knicks pick up a pair of solid rotation players (story)

The Sixers trade for one of the NBA’s best three-point shooters (story)

  • Sixers acquire Buddy Hield.
  • Pacers acquire Doug McDermott, Furkan Korkmaz, the Raptors’ 2024 second-round pick, the Trail Blazers’ 2029 second-round pick, and cash (from Sixers).
  • Spurs acquire Marcus Morris, the Clippers’ 2029 second-round pick, and cash (from Sixers).
  • Note: The 2024 second-rounder technically has “most favorable” language, but there’s essentially no chance it won’t be Toronto’s pick.

Danny Ainge continues to stockpile draft assets (story)

  • Raptors acquire Kelly Olynyk and Ochai Agbaji.
  • Jazz acquire Otto Porter, Kira Lewis, and either the Thunder’s, Clippers’, Rockets’ (top-four protected), or Jazz’s (top-10 protected) 2024 first-round pick (whichever is least favorable).

The Mavericks undo an offseason acquisition and swap power forwards (story)

  • Mavericks acquire P.J. Washington, the Celtics’ 2024 second-round pick, and a 2028 second-round pick.
  • Hornets acquire Grant Williams, Seth Curry, and the Mavericks’ 2027 first-round pick (top-two protected).

The Mavericks line up a draft asset to use in a separate deal… (story)

  • Mavericks acquire either the Thunder’s, Clippers’, Rockets’ (top-four protected), or Jazz’s (top-10 protected) 2024 first-round pick (whichever is second-least favorable).
  • Thunder acquire the right to swap first-round picks with the Mavericks in 2028.

… The Mavs make use of that draft asset to upgrade at center (story)

  • Mavericks acquire Daniel Gafford.
  • Wizards acquire Richaun Holmes and either the Thunder’s, Clippers’, Rockets’ (top-four protected), or Jazz’s (top-10 protected) 2024 first-round pick (whichever is second-least favorable).

The upstart Thunder add a veteran for their playoff run (story)

The Suns acquire some extra help on the wing (story)

  • Suns acquire Royce O’Neale and David Roddy.
  • Nets acquire Keita Bates-Diop, Jordan Goodwin, either the Pistons’, Bucks,’ or Magic’s 2026 second-round pick (whichever is least favorable; from Suns), the Grizzlies’ 2028 second-round pick (from Suns), and the Grizzlies’ 2029 second-round pick (from Suns).
  • Grizzlies acquire Yuta Watanabe, Chimezie Metu, and the right to swap their own 2026 first-round pick for either the Suns’, Magic’s, or Wizards’ 2026 first-round pick (whichever is least favorable).

The Timberwolves aim to solidify their backup point guard spot (story)

The Nets swap point guards, while the Raptors clear more 2024 cap room (story)

The Bucks look to improve their perimeter defense with the help of a conference rival (story)

The Celtics add some frontcourt depth (story)

  • Celtics acquire Xavier Tillman.
  • Grizzlies acquire Lamar Stevens, the Hawks’ 2027 second-round pick, and the Mavericks’ 2030 second-round pick.

The Celtics add some backcourt depth (story)

  • Celtics acquire Jaden Springer.
  • Sixers acquire either the Bulls’ or the Knicks’ 2024 second-round pick (whichever is most favorable).

The Pistons land an RFA-to-be wing who’s in their future plans (story)

The Sixers dip below the luxury tax line (story)

  • Pistons acquire Danuel House, the Knicks’ 2024 second-round pick, and cash.
  • Sixers acquire the Pistons’ 2028 second-round pick (top-55 protected).

The Warriors and Pacers make a deal that financially benefits both sides (story)

  • Pacers acquire Cory Joseph, the Hornets’ 2025 second-round pick (top-55 protected) and cash ($5.8MM)
  • Warriors acquire the least favorable of the Pacers’ 2024 second-round picks.
  • Note: In all likelihood, the 2024 pick will be the least favorable of the Bucks’ and Cavaliers’ second-rounders.

The Bucks dump some salary (story)

The Celtics reduce their tax bill (story)

  • Trail Blazers acquire Dalano Banton and cash.
  • Celtics acquire either the Trail Blazers’ or Pelicans’ 2027 second-round pick (whichever is least favorable; top-55 protected).

The Clippers take advantage of their last opportunity to trade cash for a while (story)

  • Clippers acquire the draft rights to Ismael Kamagate.
  • Nuggets acquire cash ($2.68MM).

Notable trade candidates who stayed put


Players waived on deadline day

Officially released:

Expected to be bought out or waived:

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