Joseph played his role in Sacramento both on and off the court, but he wasn’t built for the rigors of an uptempo offense. Wright instantly give the Kings a scorer and distributor off the bench, which is something they desperately need if they hope to climb back into the playoff chase. According to a league source, Wright is an experienced guard that adds a long defender, creator and a solid finisher. He fits the Kings’ plan to build a team that can win consistently.
Jason Anderson: Sources confirm the Kings are trading Cory Joseph and two second-round picks to the Detroit Pistons for Delon Wright, who has one year remaining on his contract for $8.5 million.
Sean Cunningham: De'Aaron Fox talked about the trade moments ago, but sources confirm the Kings moving Cory Joseph & two second-round picks to Detroit in exchange for Delon Wright.
Sean Cunningham: De'Aaron Fox said Cory Joseph showing up to the bench moments before tip off was a bit weird. Remembers a similar experience when the Kings traded for Harrison Barnes. Said he'll continue to keep in touch with Co-Jo who he credits for helping his development
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Detroit Pistons are trading guard Delon Wright to the Sacramento Kings for guard Cory Joseph and two second-round picks, sources tell ESPN.
Based on conversations with sources close to the [Philadelphia 76ers], they are not content with their current roster. A source tells B/R the team has inquired about the availability of Will Barton, PJ Tucker, Delon Wright and George Hill.
Wayne Ellington, Delon Wright and Mason Plumlee. Per sources, these three veterans have received most of the legitimate interest from opposing teams up to this point. Despite his struggles as of late, the 33-year-old Ellington is still shooting over 40 percent from 3 on 6.0 attempts per game. Contending teams looking to add shooting have inquired about his services.
Despite jumping into a starting point guard role after injuries to rookie Killian Hayes, Wright has shown to be one of the better backup options on the market for a contending team, especially when you factor in his contract. However, Detroit very well could hold on to Wright until next season because of his versatility, leadership and the chance that the team turns a corner sooner rather than later with some lottery luck and more development from young players in the offseason.
Dwain Price: The #Mavs have acquired F James Johnson from OKC in a 3-team trade. The Mavs shipped F Justin Jackson to OKC and G Delon Wright to the Pistons, who sent F Trevor Ariza to OKC. The Thunder also received a 2023 2nd-round pick from DAL or Miami, and a 2026 2nd-round pick from DAL.
Marc Stein: One more time amid the madness so we're all clear: Dallas gets James Johnson (from OKC) Detroit gets Delon Wright (from Dallas) OKC gets Trevor Ariza (from Detroit), Justin Jackson (Dallas) and draft compensation to be explained later
Nate Duncan: By trading for James Johnson, Dallas clears Delon Wright's $8.5m for 2021-22. With that an Curry trade, now project for $35m in space in 2021.
Marc Stein: Oklahoma City has agreed to trade James Johnson to Dallas for Delon Wright and Justin Jackson, league sources say
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Memphis and Dallas are agreed on a sign-and-trade for G Delon Wright. Dallas will send Memphis two second-round picks.
The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have acquired centre Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for centre Jonas Valanciunas, guard Delon Wright, forward C.J. Miles and a 2024 second-round draft pick.
Michael Grange: Norm Powell on learning his pal Delon got traded: "It’s just weird. I was literally playing FIFA with him before the trade and then he’s gone ... I saw him before I left for the game and that’s that."
Josh Lewenberg: If Bulls are looking to unload $, Raps could offer $5-6M in cap relief for Taj Gibson (~$9M) but would need to send a young player or 2 back. Bulls have asked about Delon Wright in the past, according to a source, so the sophomore PG's name could come up if the Raptors call.
One scenario has Young being moved to Toronto for a package that could include Patrick Patterson and point guard Delon Wright. The Nets may want a first round pick and Toronto just happens to own the Knicks 2016 first round pick.
May 6, 2021 | 7:06 am EDT Update
One day after ESPN reported coach Nate Bjorkgren faces an uncertain future with Indiana, the new coach blamed himself for any communication problems with players and those in the organization. “You know I don’t make excuses for things,” he told reporters before the game. “I’m a young coach. I’m learning, I’m growing and I’m trying to be better. This is on me. I’m the head coach and fingers should be pointed at me. I love coaching this team and the relationships with these coaches and players, I’ve just got to keep getting better.”
J. Michael Falgoust: This is what led up to the Greg Foster blow up with Bitadze. He let Harkless get to the rim for a 2nd chance dunk and got scolded for not contesting. Bitadze responds w/ a 3 and when he runs back you can read his lips pretty clearly. “Sit the f$&@ down.” That did it #PacersKings pic.twitter.com/oFEmdUpPUl
Scott Agness: Bjorkgren arrived. He says they’re “in a frustrating stretch. Competitive juices are flowing.” He has talked individually with Goga Bitadze and assistant Greg Foster about their confrontation.
According to several NBA officials, among the coaches who are on shaky ground are Sacramento’s Luke Walton, Washington’s Scott Brooks, Houston’s Stephen Silas, Orlando’s Steve Clifford and Indiana’s Nate Bjorkgren
Some of those NBA officials are now wondering whether Budenholzer’s time in Milwaukee is about to expire – especially if the Bucks don’t make a deep playoff run. “Bud knows the situation he’s in,’’ an NBA executive, who knows Budenholzer, said. “There’s a lot of pressure on him, no doubt. He didn’t do so good in the playoffs the last two seasons even with maybe the best player in the league (Giannis). “Now, that they got Holiday. They gave up a fortune for him. So, he’s feeling the heat. I think they have to get to the Finals for him to keep his job.’’ Another NBA official echoes those comments, saying, “He’s on the hot seat. He has to win big in the playoffs. This is a tough business; it’s a bottom-line business.’’
A league source also suggested Budenholzer’s future in Milwaukee could hinge on another factor. “I’ve heard things about his relationship with the Greek Freak,’’ the official said. “I’ve heard it’s not the best. I heard Giannis accepts things from him and respects him because he’s the head coach.
Harrison Wind: Nikola Jokic on Michael Malone: “The guy gave me everything. The guy gave me the freedom. He lead me. He showed me the way. And we built a great relationship…it’s more than basketball. It’s six years of building something together.”