Report: Knicks trade Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks to Pistons originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
New York Knicks reportedly sending more players to Motor City.
According to ESPN correspondent Adrian Wojnarowski, the team is trading Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks to the Detroit Pistons.
The Pistons will also receive their own 2023 second-round pick as well as a 2024 second-round pick. Miami Heat and $6 million as part of the deal, according to Wojnarowski.
This is the second time in less than a week that the Knicks have agreed to a trade with the Pistons. New York in a box Kemba Walker and Jalen Duran, selected 13th overall in the 2022 NBA draft to Detroit during Thursday’s draft.
While the Knicks don’t have much to show in terms of tangible returns from these transactions, they have increased their cap space ahead of free agency. Walker, Noel and Burks will earn about $30 million in the 2022-23 season.
The Knicks’ primary goal in free agency is also becoming clearer. As Voinarovsky noted and Tim McMahon of ESPN As reported on Tuesday, the Knicks are emerging as the favorites for a touchdown. Dallas Mavericks security guard Jalen Brunson. By spending nearly $30 million, New York will be able to offer Brunson a near-maximum contract when he becomes a free agent. starts on Thursday.
Chris Haynes of Sportzshala Sports reported Tuesday night that the Knicks would do just that:
As for the Pistons, the team reportedly has other plans for Noel and Burks compared to Walker. While Walker is reportedly set to be bought out, Wojnarowski revealed that the Pistons “want to use” their latest acquisitions.