The 2023-24 Denver Nuggets remain among the best teams in the league at 35-16 in the Western Conference. They are right there with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers for the top seed in the West.
But this is also a team that lost key contributors Bruce Brown and Jeff Green from last year’s championship team. Will the Nuggets do anything at the NBA trade deadline to improve at the guard or center spots?
The NBA’s trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET on Thursday and USA TODAY Sports will keep you updated with all the latest moves.
Tracking the NBA trades that have happened so far in the 2023-24 season:
Feb. 1: In a swap of injured players, the Memphis Grizzlies sent center Steven Adams to the Houston Rockets for guard Victor Oladipo and three second-round draft picks. Adams is out for the season after sustaining a knee injury last season that required surgery. Adams last played Jan. 22, 2023, but he is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2024-25 season. Adams averaged 8.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks and shot 59.7% in 42 games last season. Oladipo hasn’t played this season after tearing the patellar tendon in his left knee during the playoffs with Miami in April.
Jan. 23: The Charlotte Hornets traded guard Terry Rozier to the Miami Heat for Kyle Lowry and a protected 2027 first-round drat pick. This helps the Heat on two fronts. They get a scoring guard in Rozier, who averages 23.2 points, 6.6 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals and shoots 45.9% from the field and 35.8% on free throws, and shedding Lowry’s contract will save the Heat $15.4 million luxury taxes, according to ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks. The deal also signals Charlotte’s plans to amass draft picks. The pick is lottery protected in 2027 and becomes unprotected in 2028.
Pacers land Pascal Siakam in deal with Raptors
Jan. 17: Toronto traded Pascal Siakam to Indiana for three first-round draft picks, Bruce Brown, Jordan Nwora and Kira Lewis Jr., who the Pacers acquired from New Orleans in exchange for cash considerations to faciliate the deal. It’s actually a good move for both teams.
Jan. 14: The Detroit Pistons acquired Danilo Gallinari and Mike Muscala from the Washington Wizards for Marvin Bagley, Isaiah Livers and two second-round draft picks. The Pistons get two veterans on expiring deals to help with a young squad this season, and the Wizards take on two team friendly contracts and draft capital.
Raptors send OG Anunoby to the Knicks
Dec. 30: The Toronto Raptors traded OG Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa and Malachi Flynn to the New York Knicks for RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley and a 2024 second-round draft pick. The Raptors get scoring (and a hometown star in the Toronto-born Barrett), and the Knicks acquire more defense in Anunoby, who the Knicks believe can expand his offensive game.
Clippers land James Harden from Sixers
Nov. 1: The Philadelphia 76ers sent James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Filip Petrusev to the Los Angeles Clippers for Nic Batum, Robert Covington, Kenyon Martin Jr., Marcus Morris Sr., two first-round picks (2026, 2028), a first-round pick swap and two-second round picks in a deal that also included the Oklahoma City Thunder. OKC received the rights to a pick swap and cash considerations from the Clippers who added Harden to a roster that features Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Russell Westbrook.
Kings get Filip Petrusev from Clippers
Nov. 1: The Clippers traded Filip Petrusev and cash considerations to the Sacramento Kings for the draft rights to Luka Mitrovic, the 60th pick in 2015 draft who plays in Serbia.
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