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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The Atlanta Hawks today announced the team has acquired guard Delon Wright as part of a three-team transaction with the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings. Kris Dunn, Bruno Fernando and a 2023 second round pick go to Boston, while Sacramento receives Tristan Thompson. The second-round pick being conveyed is Portland’s own second-round pick that Atlanta had received from the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a trade for Lou Williams on March 25, 2021.
Sean Cunningham: Sources confirm the Kings acquiring Tristan Thompson as part of a three-way deal that sends Delon Wright to Atlanta. Sacramento’s backcourt, crowded after last night’s selection of Davion Mitchell just got a little lighter and he should play an important role.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Kings will send guard Delon Wright to Atlanta in the three-team trade, source tells ESPN .
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.
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September 24, 2021 | 12:28 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Sources: Manu Ginobili is returning to the San Antonio Spurs as a special advisor to basketball operations. Ginobili will take on a player-centric role that’s focused on the development of players on and off the court.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Gregg Popovich, RC Buford and GM Brian Wright have wanted the legendary star’s involvement since his 2018 retirement and helped convince him of a role. Ginobili, 44, is a four-time champion and future Hall of Famer.
Shams Charania: The Detroit Pistons are signing rookie center Luka Garza to a new two-year contract, his agents Mike Kneisley and Odell Witherspoon told @TheAthletic @Stadium. Garza, the No. 52 pick, has his two-way converted to a full NBA deal.
Shams Charania: Bulls second-year forward Patrick Williams suffered a severe left ankle sprain and is anticipated to return in 4-to-6 weeks.
September 24, 2021 | 11:44 am EDT Update
Sarah K. Spencer: Hawks GM Travis Schlenk says it’s still the hope to get something done with Kevin Huerter by the start of this season, regarding an extension. Says negotiations are still ongoing.
Michael Singer: Michael Porter Jr.’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, to @denverpost regarding a contract extension: “Tim (Connelly) and I talk all the time, we have a great relationship.” So, yes, talks are ongoing. denverpost.com/2021/09/23/nug…