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NBA trade grades: Breaking down the most impactful deals

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Which NBA players are on the move ahead of the start of free agency?

NBA free agency begins today 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.

Trade tracker: Details on every deal

PRE-FREE AGENCY DEALS

June 29: Atlanta acquires Dejounte Murray from San Antonio

Hawks get:
Dejounte Murray

Spurs get:
Danilo Gallinari
2023 first-round pick (via Charlotte)
2025 first-round pick
2027 first-round pick
Future pick swap with Atlanta