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Surging Knicks Reportedly Make Massive Splash, Add Bogdanović With Blockbuster Pistons Trade

The New York Knicks are acquiring forward forward from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for a package that includes promising young guard Quentin Grimes and veteran Evan Fournier, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. ESPN reported that they completed a major trade to acquire Bojan Bogdanovic and guard Alec Burks.

All players the Knicks are sending to Detroit are reportedly Grimes and Fournier, point guards Malachi Flynn and Ryan Arcidiacono, and two second-round picks. according to Woj.

According to James L. Williams III of The Athletic, the Pistons weren't impressed with the pair's offers until the Knicks' offer came along.

The Knicks will reportedly add two true scorers to their roster as they seek their first title in more than 50 years. Bogdanovic has been injured for about half of this year, but when healthy he has averaged over 20 points per game and has a very solid 3-point percentage of 41.5. (Related: Title-contending 76ers land star guard Buddy Hield in blockbuster deadline deal: Report)

DETROIT, MI – JANUARY 27: Bojan Bogdanovic No. 44 of the Detroit Pistons plays against the Washington Wizards on January 27, 2024 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Birks, obviously favorite Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau returns for his second stint with the Knicks after spending two seasons in New York from 2020-2022. He's also a bench scorer with an impressive 3-point percentage, shooting over 40 percent.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: New York Knicks No. 18 Alec Burks dribbles as Utah Jazz No. 23 Royce O'Neal defends during the first half at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Photographed on March 20, 2022.Sarah Steer/Getty Images

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 20: New York Knicks' #18 Alec as Utah Jazz's Royce O'Neal #23 defends during the first half on March 20, 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. -Burks dribbles.Sarah Steer/Getty Images

Detroit reportedly acquired Grimes as a promising young player who had little room to grow in the Knicks' crowded backcourt. They will also acquire Fournier, who has been requested to be traded from the Knicks multiple times over the past two years, Woj reported.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Evan Fournier #13 of the New York Knicks looks at a shot during the first half of a game against the Washington Wizards on January 18, 2024 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Elsa/Getty Images

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 18: Evan Fournier, No. 13 of the New York Knicks, looks at a shot during the first half of a game against the Washington Wizards on January 18, 2024 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Elsa/Getty Images

Fournier, a proven scorer who averaged nearly 20 points per game in multiple seasons, had completely lost his role at the Garden.his minutes Dropped That increased from 29.5 times per game in 2021 to 17 times last year and 13 times this year.

A change of pace might turn things around for the salty vet.

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