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.
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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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