As we approach the 3 p.m. trade deadline, the Detroit Pistons and Sacramento kicked things off. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons have sent guard Delon Wright to the Sacramento Kings for guard and Toronto-native Cory Joseph and two second-round picks (one via the Los Angeles Lakers in 2021 and their own in 2024).
The guards were teammates with the Toronto Raptors, playing together for two seasons from 2015-2017 before Joseph was traded to the Indiana Pacers.
Wright, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Raptors in 2015 and having his best full season in the NBA. The sixth-year guard is averaging 10.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 1.6 steals per game while playing almost 30 minutes a night for the Pistons. All of those marks would be career-highs.
Joseph, 29, was also selected in the first round but by the San Antonio Spurs in 2011. In his 10th season, Joseph is averaging 6.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists over 44 games for the Kings this season. He reunites with former head coach Dwane Casey
This will be both players’ fifth team in their careers.
Wright has one more season left on his contract at a little over 8.5 million dollars against the cap.
Joseph also has one year remaining on his contract but with only 2.4 million dollars guaranteed until June 30th when the remaining 10.2 million guarantees.