The Detroit Pistons continued remaking and balancing their new-look roster by agreeing to a three-team trade that will see Delon Wright in Detroit, Trevor Ariza and Justin Jackson in OKC and James Johnson in Dallas.
Wright makes a lot more sense for Detroit’s roster as he is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who can also handle point guard duties, and provides a veteran, steady hand.
On a team with Derrick Rose — both injury prone and potentially tradeable — and rookie Killian Hayes as your only point guards, adding a player like Wright provides flexibility. The 28-year-old guard has been good wherever he has been, and Detroit will be his fifth stop in six years.
He doesn’t turn the ball over and has had reasonable efficiency throughout his career. Ariza, meanwhile, didn’t have much of a role in Detroit. The Pistons have Svi Mykhailiuk who can play both shooting guard and small forward, just traded for Dzanan Musa, and signed Josh Jackson.
The Pistons roster now stands at 14 guaranteed contracts and its depth chart looks something like:
PG: Derrick Rose/Killian Hayes
SG: Svi Mykhailiuk/Delon Wright
SF: Jerami Grant/Dzanan Musa/Saddiq Bey
PF: Blake Griffin/Sekou Doumbouya/Josh Jackson/Isaiah Stewart
C: Mason Plumlee/Jhalil Okafor/Tony Bradley
Two-way players: Saben Lee and Jaylen Hands (???)