The Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons discussed trades ahead of the deadline. Philadelphia was interested in adding Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks, but they weren’t willing to trade Tobias Harris to do it.
Detroit’s interest in reuniting with Harris has been rumored for a while now. The Pistons could pursue Harris when he becomes a free agent this summer.
The Sixers couldn’t afford to give up Harris, as he’s a key player for them, especially in the wake of Joel Embiid’s knee surgery. Philadelphia could seek to work a new deal with Harris when he’s a free agent this summer.
Bogdanovic and Burks were ultimately traded to the New York Knicks. The Pistons received Quentin Grimes, two second-round picks and a collection of matching salaries from the Knicks in the deal.