By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
The New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, and the Milwaukee Bucks just added several key pieces to their roster after the NBA Trade deadline concluded last February 9, 2024.
New York just added another huge scoring machine to their already talented pool after acquiring Bojan Bogdanovic from the Detroit Pistons.
Aside from Bogdanovic, the Pistons will also be sending one of their spitfire veteran scorers in shooting guard Alec Burks.
In exchange, New York will be shipping Evan Fournier, Malachi Flynn, Quentin Grimes, Ryan Arcidiacano, two future second-round picks, and cash considerations.
Bogdanovic, Detroit’s second-best scorer behind superstar Cade Cunningham, will be forming a big three with Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle. The addition of Burks will also fill their lack of shot-makers.
Moving on to the Western Conference, the Suns just signed another three-and-D player in Royce O’Neale via a three-team trade.
Under the package, the Suns will be receiving O’Neale from the Brooklyn Nets and forward David Roddy from the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies will then receive a future swap pick and Yuta Wanabe while Brooklyn will land three future second-round picks and salaries.
Milwaukee, who has been struggling on the defensive side of things with the loss of Jrue Holiday, is trying to fill it up by signing Patrick Beverley from the Philadelphia 76ers.
To achieve the proposal, the Bucks will be giving up backup point guard Cameron Payne and a 2027 second-round pick.
Aside from these three organizations, the Dallas Mavericks also pulled the trigger on Charlotte Hornets’ power forward PJ Washington.
Charlotte will then be receiving Grant Williams, Seth Curry, and a 2027 first-round pick. According to multiple reports, Dallas is also looking to acquire Daniel Gafford from the Washington Wizards.