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NBA trade deadline: Olynyk going back to Canada in Jazz-Raptors swap – source | NBA

Kelly Olynyk is going back to his native Canada, after the Utah Jazz agreed Thursday to trade the veteran forward to the Toronto Raptors, a person with knowledge of the agreement said.

Olynyk and Ochai Agbaji are going to Toronto for a first-round pick in this June’s draft, Otto Porter and Kira Lewis, the person said.

The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had yet to receive final league approval.

Toronto would become the sixth NBA team for Olynyk, who has also played for Boston, Miami, Houston and Detroit before spending parts of two seasons with the Jazz.

Olynyk is averaging 8.1 points and 5.1 rebounds this season for Utah, while Agbaji averaged 5.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Both played about 20 minutes per game, primarily off the Jazz bench.

Porter had two stints this season where he was sidelined by injury, wasn’t currently in the Toronto rotation and has appeared in only 23 games since the start of last season. Lewis made one appearance with the Raptors since getting acquired from New Orleans last month in the deal where Toronto sent Pascal Siakam to Indiana.

Pacers trade Buddy Hield to 76ers – source

The slumping Philadelphia 76ers have acquired guard Buddy Hield from the Indiana Pacers for Marcus Morris Jr, Furkan Korkmaz and three second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Thursday.

The Sixers also sent Daniel House and a 2024 second-round pick to the Detroit Pistons, the person said. The House trade creates $4.3m in cap space as part of the traded player exception. The trades have opened salary cap and roster space for the Sixers to pursue a player on the buyout market.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the trades were not yet official.

Sixers president Daryl Morey made the moves hours ahead of the NBA trade deadline with the Sixers tumbling down the East standings without injured All-Star Joel Embiid.

The 76ers are 4-12 without Embiid and will be without the reigning MVP for at least month – if not much longer – following knee surgery this week.

Hield will earn $19.2m this season in the final year of a four-year contract. He averaged just 12 points this year in 52 games with the Pacers. He is a career 40% three-point shooter. Hield made just 28 starts this year but should see an expanded role on a Sixers team hit hard by injuries and illness.

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