NBA Trade Deadline: Winners & Losers

The NBA trade deadline passed and a number of teams decided to make moves to shake up their rosters. Many of the big names rumored for trades like Dejounte Murray, Andrew Wiggins, Kyle Kuzma, Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan ended up staying put. Many role players however were acquired, which could end up paying rich dividends in the playoffs.

Letโ€™s take a look at some of the later deals made near the trade deadline.

Buddy Hield to the 76ers

Arguably the most impactful trade of deadline day was the Sixers acquiring of Pacersโ€™ Buddy Hield in a 3-team trade. The Philadelphia 76ers are in desperate need of an improvement to their roster as reigning MVP Joel Embiid recovers from his injury. 

Buddy Hield is known for being a top shooter in the league that could be very handy in the half court. To get Hield, the 76ers sent Furkan Korkmaz and two second-round picks to Indiana and redirected Marcus Morris Sr. and another second to San Antonio.

Buddy Hield 7 of the Indiana Pacers drives to the basket against Jevon Carter
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Sixers get: 

Buddy Hield (via Pacers)

Pacers get: 

Furkan Korkmaz (via 76ers)

Doug McDermott (via Spurs)

2024 second-round pick (via Raptors)

2029 second-round pick (via Blazers)

Cash considerations (via 76ers)

Spurs get:

Marcus Morris

2029 second-round pick (via LA Clippers)

Cash considerations

Golden State Warriors Deal Cory Joseph to Pacers

The Golden State Warriors made a trade deadline-day move to send veteran guard Cory Joseph to the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers ended up waiving Joseph after the deal and signed forward James Johnson. The deal went as follows:

Pacers receive: 

Cory Joseph

2025 second-round pick (via Charlotte)

Cash considerations

Warriors receive: 

2024 second-round pick

Patrick Beverley To Milwaukee Bucks

Veteran Patrick Beverley was traded from the 76ers to the Bucks for The Bucks Cameron Payne. The two back up guards play similar roles, both tenacious on defense and spot up shooters. 

Itโ€™s an interesting trade considering both teams are contenders and could very well meet each other in the playoffs. While Beverley has more experience, Payne has proven that he can make timely shots and plays well under pressure.

Itโ€™s hard to say which team won here, only time will tell.

Bucks receive:

Patrick Beverley

76ers receive: 

Cameron Payne

2027 second-round pick

Mavs Trade For Forward PJ Washington

The Dallas Mavericks reached a deal to pick up Hornets forward P.J. Washington from the Hornets. In return the Hornets receive Grant Williams, Seth Curry and a first-round pick. It should be noted that the Mavs also closed on a trade for Wizards center Daniel Gafford. It seems like the team is looking to add size to go with their dynamic ball handlers in Doncic and Irving.

Mavs receive:

P.J. Washington

2024-second-round pick

2028 second-round pick

Hornets receive: 

Grant Williams

Seth Curry

2027 first-round pick

Spencer Dinwiddie Traded to Raptors

The Raptors agreed to part ways with guard Dennis Schroder and forward Thaddeus Young in order to acquire Spencer Dinwiddie. After acquiring Dinwiddie, the Raptors soon after waived him. The move was most likely to free up cap space for the future.

The Nets are currently 4.5 games out of a place in the play-in tournament. With the addition of Schroder and Young they may be looking to eke into the post season.

Nets receive:

Dennis Schroder

Thaddeus Young

Raptors receive:

Spencer Dinwiddie

Knicks Add Reinforcements in Burks and Bogdanovic

It looks like the New York Knicks are attempting to gear up for a deep run in the postseason with the pick up of Alec Burks and Bojan Bogdanovic. The deal was quite costly, as the Knicks had to send four players and two future second-round picks to the Pistons in the deal.

The big plus side for the Knicks is that they get two known quantities in Burks and Bogdanovic. Both are good shooters and can add depth to the teamโ€™s bench.

Knicks get:

Alec Burks

Bojan Bogdanovic

Pistons get:

Evan Fournier

Malachi Flynn

Quentin Grimes

Ryan Arcidiacono

Two future second-round picks

Cash considerations

Gordon Hayward to Thunder

OKC improved their roster with the addition of former all-star Gordon Hayward. While Hayward hasnโ€™t been at his best since leg injuries, he should still have the ability to help at the offensive end.

Thunder receive: 

Gordon Hayward

Hornets receive: 

Vasilije Micic

Tre Mann

Davis Bertans

2024 second-round draft pick (via Houston)

2025 second-round draft pick (via Philadelphia)

Cash considerations