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NBA trade deadline: Tracker and analysis of all the Sixers moves

Rounding up the latest on the Sixers ahead of Thursday's 3 p.m. ET deadline.

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Thursday afternoon looms large in the NBA.

Ahead of this year's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, we're tracking Sixers-related rumors and deals.

Agreed-upon Sixers trades and other significant deadline-day action are at the top and italicized. Rumors and minor moves before that are detailed chronologically below.

Sixers acquire Buddy Hield, source confirms to NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Sixers sorely needed more outside shooting before Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline.

They're addressing that weakness by acquiring Buddy Hield.

A source confirmed Thursday morning to NBC Sports Philadelphia that the team is adding Hield in a trade with the Pacers and sending Marcus Morris Sr., Furkan Korkmaz and three second-round picks to Indiana. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported those terms.

Patrick Beverley to the Bucks, Cameron Payne to the Sixers

The Sixers swapped backup point guards with Milwaukee and also received the Bucks' 2027 second-round pick.

Sixers trade Danuel House Jr., second-round pick to Pistons

House and a 2024 second-round selection are heading to Detroit, a source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia. Wojnarowski first reported the trade and The Athletic's Shams Charania later reported that the Pistons waived House.

The move creates further space for the Sixers to potentially sign players in the buyout market. To that point: Marc Stein reported that Kyle Lowry “is Philadelphia’s top priority in the buyout market if Lowry indeed negotiates his release from Charlotte.” 

Jaden Springer to Boston in Sixers-Celtics deal

The Sixers sent the 21-year-old guard to the Celtics and got a 2024 second-rounder in return.

ESPN: Jazz-Raptors trade sending Kelly Olynyk to Toronto

Utah is finalizing a trade that will deal Olynyk and and second-year shooting guard Ochai Agbaji to the Raptors in exchange for Kira Lewis, Otto Porter Jr. and a 2024 first-round pick, ESPN reported.

Olynyk is a skilled big man who'd previously played under Sixers head coach Nick Nurse with Team Canada.

The Athletic's Shams Charania: Knicks get Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks in deal with Detroit

Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Malachi Flynn and two second-rounders are going to the Pistons in this trade, per Charania.

As chronicled below, the Sixers reportedly had interest in both Burks and Bogdanovic.

Wojnarowski: Thunder trade for Gordon Hayward

OKC is acquiring the 33-year-old forward from Charlotte and sending Tre Mann, Davis Bertans, Vasilije Micic (who the Sixers selected back in the 2014 NBA draft) and draft compensation to the Hornets, ESPN reported.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Sixers will ‘continue to be buyers’

According to Wojnarowski, the uncertainty surrounding when Joel Embiid might return from a left knee meniscus procedure has not led the Sixers to take a cautious deadline approach.

“The Sixers are very much weighing the possibility that Joel Embiid does return this season, that they can still play with him as their centerpiece,” Wojnarowski said on Tuesday afternoon. “And because of that, they’re going to continue to be buyers at this trade deadline. I think they’re trying to improve themselves on multiple fronts.

“Perhaps is there a backup center who can help carry them here in the short term? ... They’re in fifth place right now in the East. They’re (2.5) games up on Indiana. What Philly would like to be able to do is stay at least in sixth place, not drop out into the play-in (tournament), and see if they can maintain that until Joel Embiid gets back. … If they can have (Embiid) healthy in the playoffs or healthy enough, they want to have a group around him that gives them a chance.” 

Yahoo Sports’ Jake Fischer: Buddy Hield and Bojan Bogdanovic are Sixers trade targets

Fischer named Pacers wing Hield and Pistons forward Bogdanovic as pre-deadline targets for the Sixers.

Both players are accomplished three-point shooters. Over the last two seasons, Hield has attempted 7.8 threes per game and converted 41.1 percent. Bogdanovic has taken 6.4 triples per game across the past two years and made 41.3 percent.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst: Expecting Sixers to make moves

Windhorst indicated on The Hoop Collective podcast (published Wednesday morning) that he anticipates Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey will have an active stretch leading into the deadline.

“I would expect Philly to make one to three trades before Thursday afternoon,” Windhorst said. “And I would also expect them to try — I’m not saying they’re going to accomplish this — I would expect them to try to acquire players that either have expiring contracts, or that have next-year salaries that aren’t fully guaranteed, or that could easily be offloaded. I think they want to hedge their bets, not just with Embiid’s injury, but hedge their bets on what happens with this season so that if they need to go back and open up the $50 million in cap room that they’re currently holding, they can.

“They have a whole bunch of guys with expiring contracts. The most likely guys to go are Marcus Morris, Robert Covington, Furkan Korkmaz … maybe Danuel House, if you get down the list. … So you’re talking about targeting a guy like Bruce Brown — team option (next season); targeting a guy like Bojan Bogdanovic. ... They’re going to try to get maybe a backup center who can maybe play center minutes.

“So you’re talking about potentially a guy like Kelly Olynyk, who’s in the last year of his deal … Andre Drummond, who’s in the last year of his deal. … Philly has three tradable (first-round picks), six tradable seconds, so we’ll see if they have to attach anything to any of that.”

The Stein Line’s Marc Stein: Sixers have ‘registered interest’ in Drummond

Stein firmly linked the Sixers to Drummond, who's fresh off a 16-point, 16-rebound, four-block performance in a Bulls victory over the Timberwolves.

“The 76ers, I’m told, have indeed registered interest in Chicago’s Andre Drummond, joining the likes of Boston and Dallas,” Stein reported Wednesday.

Drummond played 49 games for the 2021-22 Sixers before being “blindsided” that he was included in the team's deal to acquire James Harden.

Sixers’ health woes still present 

The health problems for the Sixers currently on the roster have not subsided.

With six losses in their past seven games, the Sixers listed Tyrese Maxey (illness), House (right foot soreness) and Morris (left foot plantar fasciitis) as questionable for their Wednesday night matchup vs. the Warriors.

Embiid, De'Anthony Melton, Nicolas Batum and Robert Covington remain out.

ESPN: Jazz trading Simone Fontecchio to Pistons

Per Wojnarowski, Detroit is adding Italian wing Fontecchio and sending out Kevin Knox, a 2024 second-round pick, and the draft rights to Gabriele Procida.

The Pistons and Jazz are clearly still teams to keep tabs on at the deadline.

Wojnarowski: Celtics picking up Xavier Tillman

Boston is acquiring Tillman from the Grizzlies and enhancing its frontcourt depth, ESPN reported Wednesday. The Celtics are reportedly giving Memphis two second-round picks in the trade.

Sixers blown out by Warriors

Maxey was ultimately available, but he scored just 12 points and the Sixers dropped to 30-20 with a 127-104 defeat to Golden State. Their lost home win was the night of Embiid's 70-point performance back on Jan. 22.

PHLY Sports’ Kyle Neubeck: Sixers have made calls on Malcolm Brogdon, Bogdan Bogdanovic

Neubeck reported Wednesday night that the Sixers have “made inquiries” about the Trail Blazers’ Brogdon and “made exploratory calls” on the Hawks’ Bogdanovic. 

Of course, the Sixers’ interest is only part of what matters here. Neubeck wrote that, “As of now … Brogdon appears to be staying in Portland, with the Blazers content to hold onto Brogdon unless they are bowled over with an offer.”

As for Bogdanovic, “the Hawks are said to be asking for a heavy premium to even consider moving him, with Bogdanovic locked in on a team-friendly deal through 2025-26 (with a club option for 2026-27).” 

Wojnarowski: Sixers-Pistons talks on Alec Burks, Bojan Bogdanovic ‘largely broke down’

Burks was a deadline pickup for the Sixers four years ago in a trade with the Warriors. The veteran guard's name is in the mix again, though Wojnarowski reported Sixers-Pistons discussions haven't been fruitful.

“They’re really trying hard,” Wojnarowski said in the wee hours of Thursday morning. “Philly, one team that they had a lot of conversation with (was) Detroit — Alec Burks, Bojan Bogdanovic. I’m told that those talks largely broke down this evening, but Philly is all over the map — trying to get some size, trying to get some shooting, some playmaking. … They’re going to be really active. I think they’ll make moves. It’ll be a question of how significant they are.”

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