Report: Knicks acquiring Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks from Pistons

By Thomson Reuters Feb 8, 2024 | 3:30 PM

The New York Knicks are acquiring forward Bojan Bogdanovic and guard Alec Burks from the Detroit Pistons ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, ESPN reported.

Per the report, the Pistons will receive guards Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Malachi Flynn and Ryan Arcidiacono as well as two future second-round draft picks.

Bogdanovic, 34, is averaging 20.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 28 games (27 starts) this season. He is making 41.5 percent of his shots from 3-point range.

Burks, 32, is contributing 12.6 points, 2.6 boards and 1.6 assists in 43 games off the bench for Detroit. He played for the Knicks in 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.

Grimes, 23, is averaging 7.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 45 games (18 starts) this season, his third with the Knicks.

Fournier, 31, has played in just three games this season, contributing 4.0 points and 1.3 boards.

Flynn, 25, is averaging 2.2 points in 14 games off the bench this season.

Arcidiacono, 29, has yet to score a point in 20 games off the bench this campaign. He has played just 45 total minutes.

It was reported by multiple outlets that Detroit is waiving former lottery pick Killian Hayes and veteran guard Joe Harris.

The 22-year-old Hayes, the seventh overall pick of the 2020 draft, is averaging 6.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 42 games (31 starts) this season. He is shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from beyond the arc.

Harris, 32, played in just 16 games, coming off the bench in all of them. The two-time NBA leader in 3-point shooting percentage averaged 2.4 points.

The Pistons, with just seven wins, have the worst record in the NBA. The Knicks are 33-18 and tied with the Milwaukee Bucks for the third-best record in the Eastern Conference.

–Field Level Media