Against the background of all the madness in the opening of free agencies: Giannis Antetokounmpo did not agree to extend the super-max contract with Bucks.
Perhaps related, the Mavericks are releasing 2021 capacity to trade three teams with the Pistons and Thunder.
The deal, according to Adrian Voynarovski of ESPN:
- Give: James Johnson
- Get: Trevor Ariza, Justin Jackson, selection (s)
A solid all-around player, Wright ($ 8,526,316) had a moderate salary for 2021-22 that Dallas would prefer to keep out of his books. Johnson (and Jackson) have expiring contracts.
With their focus on the big ones, the Pistons had neglected their backyard. Wright can become their starting shooter. He could also play as a guard, although Derrick Rose and Killian Hayes̵
No one wants Ariza, who in recent days has gone from Trail Blazers through Rockets to Pistons to Thunder. Oklahoma City gets the choice (s) to take him and Jackson. It is unclear whether Dallas, Detroit or both are sending the peaks to Thunder. All of these are pretty neutral players with a vacuum game that swap.