NBA trade grades: Breaking down the most impactful deals

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Which NBA players are on the move during free agency?

NBA free agency begins Thursday at 6 p.m. ET, but a flurry of moves have already been made. That included during draft night, when the New York Knicks added three future first-round picks after a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder and a three-team trade with the Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets.

The Knicks were at it again a few days later, dealing Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks to Detroit in a move that cleared $19 million in salary-cap space. New York is now able to make an overwhelming offer to free-agent guard Jalen Brunson once free agency opens, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon.

A trio of deals went down in the days leading to the draft: The Thunder acquired JaMychal Green from the Denver Nuggets, the Dallas Mavericks traded for Christian Wood in a deal with the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers got Jerami Grant from the Pistons.

What else is in store throughout the rest of the offseason? ESPN NBA insider Kevin Pelton is grading all the biggest moves.

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Nets trade for Royce O'Neale | Dejounte Murray to Hawks
Wizards get Will Barton | Knicks clear cap space
Draft-night deals | Pre-draft deals


June 30: Nets acquire Royce O'Neale from Utah

Nets get:
Royce O'Neale

Jazz get:
2023 first-round pick