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NBA Trade Deadline Blog: Raptors to waive Dinwiddie, keep Brown

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The NBA trade deadline has passed. Here are the moves that went down prior to the 3 p.m. deadline.

Raps to waive Dinwiddie, keep Brown

In order to avoid a $1.5 million contract bonus for Spencer Dinwiddie, the Raptors are planning to waive the veteran guard, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Dinwiddie is expected to be coveted on the buyout market by several playoff teams.

The Raptors now have two open roster spots, barring another deal.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Raptors will keep Bruce Brown Jr. past the deadline. He has a $23 million team option for 2024-25. 

Mavs get Washington from Hornets

The Dallas Mavericks are finalizing a deal to acquire forward P.J. Washington from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Grant Williams, Seth Curry, and a protected 2027 first-round draft pick, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Washington, 25, is averaging 13.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 44 games this season.

Bucks get Beverley, deal Lopez

The Milwaukee Bucks are acquiring guard Patrick Beverley from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for guard Cameron Payne and a 2027 second-round pick, according the Shams Charania of The Athletic.

 The Bucks also traded centre Robin Lopez to the Sacramento Kings for cash, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Lopez is expected to be waived and become a free agent.

Knicks to acquire Burks, Bogdanovic

The New York Knicks are finalizing a trade to acquire guard Alec Burks and forward Bojan Bogdanovic from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Quentin Grimes, Evan FournierMalachi Flynn, Ryan Arcidiacono, and two second-round picks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


Burks, 32, is averaging 12.6 points on 2.3 3-pointers per game off the bench in Detroit this season.  Bogdanovic, 34, is averaging 20.2 points, 3.4 points, and a career-high 3.1 3-pointers made in 27 games this season.

Grimes, 23, has seen his playing time dip in his third season and is averaging 7.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 20 minutes per game.

76ers deal Springer

The 76ers are trading Jaden Springer to the Boston Celtics for a second round pick, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Pacers acquire McDermott, Joseph

The Indiana Pacers are acquiring Doug McDermott from the San Antonio Spurs for a future second round pick, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarwoski.

The Pacers also acquired veteran point guard Cory Joseph from the Golden State Warriors in excahange for a second-round pick, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.


Lakers standing firm?

As the deadline approaches, it appears likely the Los Angeles Lakers will be standing pat with the potential to acquire another star player this offseason, when they can deal three first-round picks, according to TNT's Chris Haynes.

Pistons release Hayes

The Detroit Pistons are releasing 2021 No. 7 overall pick Killian Hayes, reports The Athletic's Shams Charania. The 22-year-old has averaged 6.9 points and 4.9 assists in 42 games this season.

Raptors deal Schroder, Young

The Raptors have dealt guard Dennis Schroder and forward Thad Young to the Brooklyn Nets for Spencer Dinwiddie, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


Nets send O'Neale to Suns

The Brooklyn Nets are finalizing a trade to send Royce O'Neale to the Phoenix Suns for Keita Bates-Diop, Jordan Goodwin, Chimezie Metu and three-second round picks, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

O'Neale, 30, is averaging 7.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 49 games this season. 

As part of a three-way deal, the Memphis Grizzlies will send David Roddy to the Suns for a pick swap and Yuta Watanabe, Charania adds.

Roddy, 22, is averaging 8.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 48 games this season.  

Hayward to Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder are set to acquire forward Gordon Hayward from the Hornets in exchange for guard Tre Mann, F Davis Bertans, and Vasilije  Micic according to Wojnarowski.

Hayward, 33,  is averaging 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.6 assists in 25 games this season. The 14-year-veteran is currently dealing with a calf injury that has kept him out since Dec. 26. Hayward is set to become a free agent after the season.

Philadelphia 76ers acquire Hield

ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the 76ers are acquiring Buddy Hield from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Marcus Morris, Furkan Korkmaz, and three second-round picks.

Hield, 31, is averaging 12.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.6 3-pointers made this season. Hield is in the final year of a four-year, $94 million contract and will become an unrestricted free agent after the season. 

The Sixer also finalizing a trade with the Detroit Pistons, sending guard Danuel House and a 2024 second round pick.

The move gives Philadelphia salary cap room to sign players on the buyout market, including the possibility of guard Kyle Lowry, should he be bought out by the Charlotte Hornets.

Wojnarowski and ESPN Insider Bobby Marks said on 'The Woj Pod' that the Sixers have had discussion with the Chicago Bulls about veteran DeMar DeRozan

Raptors, Jazz swing deal

The Toronto Raptors are finalizing a trade to send Kira Lewis, Otto Porter Jr. and a first-round pick to the Utah Jazz for Canadian Kelly Olynyk and guard Ochai Agbaji, according to Wojnarowski. The pick will be the worst selection between the Thunder, Clippers, Rockets, and Jazz. It currently sits 29th. 

Olynyk, 32, is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. He is averaging 8.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in 50 games this year.

Agbaji, 23, was selected 14th overall in the 2022 NBA Draft and is averaging 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 51 games this season. 

Pistons waive Harris

The Detroit Pistons are waiving veteran Joe Harris, according to the Athletic's Shams Charania.

The 32-year-old has played 16 games this season, averaging 2.4 points  in just over 10 minutes per game.

Mavericks nearing Gafford deal

The Dallas Mavericks are nearing a deal to acquire centre Daniel Gafford from the Washington Wizards in exchange for Richaun Holmes and draft picks, according to Wojnarowski.

Bridges staying in Charlotte

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges has decided he will not waive his one-year veto rights ahead of today's deadline and will remain with the team for the rest of the season, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Bridges is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The 25-year-old is averaging 21.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 37 minutes per game this season. 

DeRozan, Caruso on the move?

The Bulls appear to be sellers ahead of the today's 3 p.m. deadline, however, Wojnarowski reports that Chicago is looking for players, not draft assets and expiring contracts. He adds the club wants to stay competitive as they search for deals for DeRozan and guard Alex Caruso.

Wojnarowski and Marks added that Caruso could fetch two first-round picks from a contending team.

Wizards will not move Kuzma

The Wizards have told teams that they intend to keep forward Kyle Kuzma beyond today's trade deadline, reports Mark Stein.

 Kuzma is in the first year of a four-year, $90 million contract. He is averaging a career high 21.9 points, 6.4 rebounds an 4.2 assists this season.