Reports: Knicks get Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks in swap with Pistons

by 24USATVFeb. 8, 2024, 7:01 p.m. 21
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The New York Knicks are gearing up for the stretch run of the season. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks are trading for Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks and sending four players and two future second-round picks to the Detroit Pistons in the deal.

What trade means for Knicks: The Knicks get a pair of perimeter scorers in Bogdanovic and Burks. Bogdanovic is shooting 41.5% on 3-pointers this season and is on pace to make 150 3-pointers for the sixth time in the last seven seasons. He is averaging 20.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game this season while logging 32.9 minutes per game.

Burks will be on his second tour with the Knicks, having played for them from 2020-22 as a valuable reserve. This season, he is averaging 12.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 1.6 apg.

Bogdanovic signed a two-year extension with the Pistons last summer after posting a team-high 21.6 ppg in 2022-23. Miami drafted him with the No. 31 overall pick in 2011 and he played professionally in Turkey before making his NBA debut with the Brooklyn Nets during the 2014-15 season. He also played for Washington, Indiana and Utah earlier in his career.

What trade means for Pistons: Grimes may be the most valuable prospect of the group it acquired. He has mostly fallen out of the rotation in New York this season but is still averaging 7.3 ppg, 2 rpg and 1.2 apg in 20.2 minutes per game. He had a breakout run in 2022-23 (11.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 2.1 apg) and was the 25th pick of the 2021 NBA Draft.

Flynn has only been with the Knicks for 14 games as he was traded to New York in the RJ Barrett trade with the Toronto Raptors on Dec. 30. He is averaging 2.2 ppg in 4.3 mpg with the Knicks. Arcidiacono and Fournier have played sparingly this season.

Detroit has been busy this season, trade-wise. On Wednesday, it reportedly agreed to two separate trades, sending guard Monte Morris to the Minnesota Timberwolves and also trading for Utah Jazz forward Simone Fontecchio. Earlier in the season, the Pistons dealt Marvin Bagley III and Isaiah Livers to the Washington Wizards for Danilo Gallinari and Mike Muscala.

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