NBA Rumor: Delon Wright Trade

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The Sacramento Kings announced today that the team has acquired center-forward Tristan Thompson from the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team trade that will send guard Delon Wright to the Atlanta Hawks. During the 2020-21 season, Thompson averaged 7.6 points (.518 FG%), 8.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 23.8 minutes per game in 54 games (43 starts). A 10-year NBA veteran, the Texas product has garnered career averages of 9.3 points (.518 FG%), 8.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 27.7 minutes per game in 673 games (472 starts) with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2011-12 – 2019-20) and Boston Celtics (2020-21).

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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.

Wayne Ellington, Delon Wright, Mason Plumlee have received most trade interest on Pistons

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.
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