2024 NBA trade deadline: Latest buzz, news and reports

The 2024 NBA trade deadline is Feb. 8, and expect to see plenty of movement as teams look to shake up their rosters.

Which moves will impact the landscape of the NBA heading into the 2024 playoffs? And what deals will affect teams looking to rebuild ahead of the draft in July?

Get all of the news, intel and analysis from our experts here, including trade grades and destinations for every player who could be on a new team.

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Jan. 29

9:30 p.m. ET: Speaking on NBA Today, ESPN senior writer Ramona Shelburne said the Golden State Warriors won’t break up their veteran championship core unless Stephen Curry has a say in it.

“They’re not going to make any moves to that core and break up that dynastic team unless he’s on board with that idea,” Shelburne said.

Golden State lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in an epic 145-144 double-overtime clash on Saturday. That defeat dropped the Warriors to 19-24 and three games outside of the final play-in spot — which raises questions over the future of the team.

Warriors guard Klay Thompson is in the final year of his contract and can hit the market as a free agent this summer. Draymond Green is in the second year of a four-year, $100 million deal.

The Warriors have limited options ahead of the trade deadline. They could find a team to take on Chris Paul, who remains sidelined after injuring his left hand, and his $30 million salary. They could move on from Andrew Wiggins, but finding a team to take on the rest of his contract (three years, $85 million left) could be difficult.

Jan. 26

3:30 p.m. ET: The Washington Wizards are set for a rebuild after team moved Wes Unseld Jr. to the Wizards’ front office and Brian Keefe taking over as interim coach.

Speaking on the “Hoop Collective,” ESPN senior insider Brian Windhorst said the team will be looking to add draft picks before the Feb. 8 trade deadline — with point guard Tyus Jones attracting the most interest.

Windhorst adds Kyle Kuzma will unlikely be moved as the team wants two first-round draft picks in exchange.

Jan. 25

2:30 p.m ET: Speaking on Sportscenter, ESPN insider Brian Windhorst gave the lowdown on the Los Angeles Lakers’ ongoing search for a new guard. The Lakers remain interested in Atlanta Hawks’ Dejounte Murray, but will need to involve a third team to cover D’Angelo Russell’s long-term salary, if he were to be part of a deal.

Windhorst added that the Philadelphia 76ers can also add up to three players ahead of the Feb. 8 deadline through trades and expiring contracts. Specifically, they continue to seek out a player like guard Kyle Lowry, who could be bought of his contract after being traded to Charlotte to Miami earlier this week. Other players the Sixers could look at are Toronto’s Bruce Brown and Detroit’s Bojan Bogdanovic.

Jan. 23

9:30 p.m. ET: Charlotte Hornets president of basketball operations and general manager Mitch Kupchak said the team will look toward the future and begin collecting draft assets.

“I can’t discount the fact that we’re a team that is trying to build something that can sustain something going forward, and … we will look for opportunities,” Kupchak said Tuesday.

Kupchack’s statements came after the Hornets received a protected 2027 first-round pick from the Miami Heat and 37-year-old Kyle Lowry — who they are hoping to move before the deadline — in exchange for Terry Rozier, who was averaging a career-best 23.2 points per game on 46% shooting.

6:45 p.m. ET: Speaking on the “Woj Pod,” ESPN senior insider Adrian Wojnarowski said teams have contacted the Washington Wizards about Kyle Kuzma, but the team is hesitant to engage in any talks and will be in no rush to move on from him.

Another veteran player on a struggling team who is attracting interest is the Portland Trail Blazers’ Malcolm Brogdon, but the team likes having the guard’s presence on a young squad.

Wojnarowski also details how the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers remain interested in Bruce Brown, but the Toronto Raptors will also be patient with the forward who arrived last week from the Indiana Pacers in the Pascal Siakam trade.

6:15 p.m. ET: Now that the trade that sends Terry Rozier to the Miami Heat in exchange for Kyle Lowry is official, what’s next for the Charlotte Hornets?

Speaking on the “Lowe Post,” ESPN insiders Zach Lowe and Bobby Marks break down how Charlotte might not be done dealing ahead of the trade deadline.

LaMelo Ball and Brandon Miller are unlikely to go anywhere, but others — including Lowry — could be part of subsequent trades. Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges and P.J. Washington are also options as the Hornets commence a rebuild under their first-year ownership group.

Be sure to also check out Marks’ ultimate trade deadline preview on what all the Eastern Conference teams can do (and need) ahead of Feb. 8.

10:10 a.m. ET: The Miami Heat acquired guard Terry Rozier from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for veteran guard Kyle Lowry and a protected 2027 first-round pick.

The trade was first reported by Wojnarowski, with sources telling him that Hornets will work to move Lowry, 37, onto another team before the deadline. Short of finding a deal for him and his $29.6 million expiring contract, he could eventually become a contract buyout candidate, sources said.

Jan. 22

5:30 p.m. ET: ESPN senior insider Adrian Wojnarowski said on “NBA Today” the Los Angeles Lakers will continue to talk with the Toronto Raptors over Bruce Brown, who nearly joined L.A. in the summer before signing the Indiana Pacers.

Brown was traded to Toronto last week in the deal that sent Pascal Siakam to Indiana.

The Lakers have also held talks regarding Dejounte Murray, but the Atlanta Hawks want to recoup what they initially gave up to bring Murray from the San Antonio Spurs.

Any trade would be dependent on finding a destination for D’Angelo Russell, whose player option next season means the Lakers would have to attach more assets to make a potential deal attractive.

And would the team’s struggles potentially affect LeBron James and his decision to pick up his $50 million option next year? ESPN senior writer Brian Windhorst said it could depend on if Bronny James does enter the upcoming NBA draft and where the USC freshman ultimately lands.

4:00 p.m. ET: The Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks remain the faves coming out of the Eastern Conference, so what can teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, and New York Knicks do ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline to keep up?

The 76ers could use more role players and depth, but Wojnarowski said the team won’t likely make a big move ahead of the trade deadline.

The Sixers’ trade assets include three first-round picks, six second-round picks and 12 players on expiring deals, but Wojnarowski said the team may be best served to wait and keep those in place. The team also will have as much as $60 million in cap space in the summer, which could go toward signing a new player to a max deal.

ESPN front office expert Bobby Marks added that players on expiring deals that could help Philly include Detroit’s Bojan Bogdanovic, Toronto’s Bruce Brown (traded from Indiana last week) and Charlotte’s Miles Bridges.

As for the Heat, it could be about finding another point guard after missing out on Damian Lillard at the start of the season. Windhorst said to keep an eye out on Charlotte’s Terry Rozier, especially after Miami coach Erik Spoelstra decided to bench Kyle Lowry (whose on an expiring deal) last week.

Marks warned that adding a player like Rozier (and his $24.9 million salary) to a $159 million payroll could inhibit Miami as the team approaches the $190 million second apron, set by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Regarding the Knicks, Wojnarowski said they already made their big midseason move by trading for guard OG Anunoby and don’t want to compromise their pursuit of a big summer signing. Wojnarowski added the Knicks could make a deal in the short-term (options include Toronto’s Brown, Utah’s Jordan Clarkson, Detroit’s Alec Burks) and have Evan Fournier’s expiring contract as an incentive.

Jan. 19

7:50 p.m. ET: Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine will miss at least one week with a sprained right ankle, the team announced Friday. LaVine has been linked with a move ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline, and the sprain is the latest setback for him in a season disjointed by injuries.

7:45 p.m. ET: The Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks are among the teams interested in forward Bruce Brown, according to ESPN senior insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

Having just joined the Toronto Raptors earlier this week in the trade that sent Pascal Siakam to the Indiana Pacers, Wojnarowski said on NBA Countdown there is a “big market” for Brown.

Brown had signed a two-year, $45 million deal with Indiana in the offseason, and his veteran leadership could bode well for a rebuilding Toronto team. He nearly signed with the Lakers this summer, but instead chose the bigger offer from the Pacers.

7:15 p.m. ET: The Boston Celtics host the Denver Nuggets on Friday in what could be a preview of the NBA Finals. The clash at TD Garden could also be a litmus test for both teams on potentially making a move before the trade deadline.

“They’re not making trades that will impact their starting five, they can’t improve on that. But [both teams could use] more size up front and more bench scoring, and both teams have the assets to go out at the trade deadline,” Wojnarowski said on NBA Countdown. “Boston and Denver will be competing for a lot of the same players around the edges.”

Jan. 17

9:00 p.m. ET: According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin as mentioned on SportsCenter, the Los Angeles Lakers are surveying the market for a point guard leading up to the trade deadline.

The Lakers could look at Washington Wizards’ Tyus Jones, who is on a $14 million expiring contract, or Collin Sexton of the Utah Jazz. With Gabe Vincent out with a knee injury, a guard could be what helps this team down the stretch.

2:18 p.m. ET: The Indiana Pacers are finalizing a trade to acquire All-Star forward Pascal Siakam in a deal that will send Bruce Brown, Jordan Nwora and three first-round picks to the Toronto Raptors, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

New Orleans will be a third team in the deal, sending Kira Lewis Jr. to the Raptors. Indiana is sending two 2024 first-rounders and a 2026 first to the Raptors, sources said. New Orleans sends a second-round pick to Indiana.

Jan. 16

4:00 p.m. ET: What can the Philadelphia 76ers or the New York Knicks do to stay in contention in the Eastern Conference?

On “NBA Today,” ESPN senior writer Zach Lowe said the Sixers need to go all-in for this season and need to find another player ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

Philly has plenty of assets to play with: three first-round picks and up to three first-round swaps, along with six second-round picks and $105 million in expiring contracts.

What about the Knicks? ESPN senior insider Adrian Wojnarowski said the Knicks are in the market for a “big-time NBA star” but that move won’t happen this season.

The Knicks traded for forward OG Anunoby from Toronto in exchange for RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley and a 2024 second-round pick in December. Knicks center Mitchell Robinson could also return from ankle surgery ahead of the postseason.

3:30 p.m. ET: The Golden State Warriors are in need of shaking things up ahead of the trade deadline, but it might not be simple as going out for a player they like.

On “NBA Today,” Wojnarowski said that the team is open to moving any player aside from Stephen Curry but that the team needs to first find flexibility on a roster that has some big contracts.

“The decision might be as simple for the Warriors as: ‘Among our big-money players, who do we like the least, who do we value the least, and we’re going to trade that player at the deadline,’ and start then to be able to build back a salary cap structure that gives you flexibility and maybe there’s one more run with Steph Curry,” Wojnarowski said.

Lowe called the Warriors’ season struggles “a death of the dynasty” and said any deal has to be geared toward next season and the future to help build a team around Curry.

Among the players who could provide trade value is guard Chris Paul, but with a hand injury that is expected to keep him out past the deadline, it might be difficult to move on from him.

Jan. 14

10:30 a.m. ET: The Detroit Pistons are sending Marvin Bagley III, Isaiah Livers and two second-rounds picks (2025 and 2026) to the Washington Wizards for forwards Danilo Gallinari and Mike Muscala, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Livers, Gallinari and Muscala are all on expiring contracts.

Jan. 12

5:45 p.m. ET: The Golden State Warriors are in desperate need of a trade and have interest in Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam, ESPN and Andscape senior writer Marc J. Spears said Friday on “NBA Today.”

Any such trade for Siakam would likely have to involve Jonathan Kuminga and another player, such as Andrew Wiggins or Chris Paul. As one general manager told Spears, there isn’t a lot of trade value in just sending Wiggins.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said any team trading for Siakam would have to make sure he wants to stay, since he will be a free agent at the end of the season. A team such as the Warriors therefore would need to consider payroll and willingness to hand the two-time All-Star forward a max deal.

Wojnarowski said that a team such as the Indiana Pacers could be involved, as they have the salary cap flexibility, but that Siakam will have a lot of say in where he ultimately lands.

3:00 p.m. ET: The Atlanta Hawks are engaged with a lot of teams about trading Dejounte Murray — specifically the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on “NBA Today” on Friday.

The Hawks gave up two first-round picks, a pick swap and a third first-round pick for Murray in 2022. According to Wojnarowski: “The chances of him moving before the deadline are very high.”

12:30 p.m. ET: The LA Clippers are one of the NBA’s hottest teams, having gone 21-6 since a Nov. 27 loss to the Denver Nuggets. More importantly, the team signed Kawhi Leonard on Tuesday to a new extension that sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is worth $153 million over three years.

The early-season trade for James Harden from the Philadelphia 76ers has worked out well for the Clippers, but is the team looking to make another move ahead of the postseason push?

Speaking on the “Lowe Post,” ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Ohm Youngmisuk debate what the Clips could do to solidify their top-four spot in the Western Conference.

The team could use someone like Dorian Finney-Smith or fellow Brooklyn Nets forward Royce O’Neale to help stretch the floor, especially after losing Robert Covington and Nicolas Batum in the Harden trade.

The Clippers have a first-round draft pick that could be used in any deal, plus players such as forward P.J. Tucker and center Mason Plumlee (who is working back from an MCL sprain).

Jan. 11

5:05 p.m. ET: The Chicago Bulls are on a three-game winning streak and are in the chase for a play-in spot in the Eastern Conference. Would this recent run change any thoughts about trading Zach LaVine?

Don’t count on it. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said Thursday on “NBA Today” that if the Bulls could move on from the two-time All-Star, they would do it.

“If they could trade Zach LaVine in the next five minutes, they would trade him and Zach would happily go to the airport,” said Windhorst, who added that Chicago should be looking to restructure its roster despite some improved play.

LaVine is in the second season of a five-year, $215 million deal with the Bulls. He is averaging 20.3 points per game and previously missed 17 games due to a foot injury.

2:05 p.m. ET: The Memphis Grizzlies signed guard/forward Vince Williams Jr. to a three-year, $7.9 million guaranteed contract, including a team option on a fourth season, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday.

Williams — who has developed into an outstanding wing defender — gets the most guaranteed money given to a player who had been on a two-way contract. The Grizzlies waived center Bismack Biyombo to create the roster spot, sources said.

Jan. 10

1:30 p.m. ET: What does the future hold for the Atlanta Hawks’ backcourt? According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hawks are “talking [Dejounte] Murray deals — and others — throughout the league.”

“I think the Hawks are open to ALMOST anything at the trade deadline, but there’s no question that they’ve gone as far as they’ll probably go on Dejounte Murray’s pairing with Trae Young in the backcourt,” Wojnarowski wrote on Threads.

Wojnarowski also added the Charlotte Hornets have no intention of trading LaMelo Ball or Brandon Miller before the deadline.

Meanwhile, is there a possibility Jarace Walker could be included in a Pascal Siakam deal if he went to the Indiana Pacers? Wojnarowski wrote that the Pacers are very determined not to include Walker in any trade.

10 a.m. ET: What will the Golden State Warriors do at the deadline? On the “Brian Windhorst & Hoop Collective” podcast, Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Marc J. Spears discussed the Warriors’ need for a No. 2 scorer behind Stephen Curry.

The trio reviewed the possibility of Golden State adding Toronto Raptors forward Siakam, Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan or guard Zach LaVine as options for the 2022 NBA champions. The Utah Jazz’s Lauri Markkanen was also briefly mentioned, but the Jazz currently sit above the Warriors in the Western Conference standings.

Some Golden State players mentioned that could be involved in a potential trade: Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga and veteran All-Star guard Chris Paul.

Meanwhile, will the Memphis Grizzlies make trades after Ja Morant’s season-ending injury? The Collective also brought up possible moves for the Grizzlies, including moving Luke Kennard and former Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart.

Jan. 8

12:15 p.m. ET: Will the Golden State Warriors be active ahead of the trade deadline, and what kind of deal could they actually make? Speaking on “The Lowe Post,” ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Kendra Andrews discussed the Warriors’ limited options in trying to salvage the season.

While Siakam could be a target for the Warriors, there may not be much of an appetite to give up a player like Kuminga or Moses Moody in order to bring the two-time All-Star — who could become a free agent this offseason — to the Bay.

Jan. 6

3:10 p.m. ET: The Indiana Pacers will continue to look at Siakam, wrote Wojnarowski on Threads.

Jan. 5

7:00 p.m. ET: The Chicago Bulls might have trouble finding a new home for two-time All-Star LaVine if they decide to move him before the trade deadline, according to Wojnarowski.

“There is not a market for Zach LaVine right now in the NBA, and that’s not because Chicago has not tried to find it,” Wojnarowski said on “NBA Countdown.”

Jan. 3

1:30 p.m. ET: According to Wojnarowski, the Atlanta Hawks are open to trades leading up to the February trade deadline, and general manager Landry Fields seems determined to make changes to the roster.

Dec. 30

12:25 p.m. ET: The New York Knicks acquired forward OG Anunoby in a trade that sent RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley and a 2024 second-round pick to the Toronto Raptors, the teams announced. The Knicks also got forward Precious Achiuwa and guard Malachi Flynn in the deal.

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