The Golden State Warriors have agreed to send James Wiseman to the Detroit Pistons in a four-team trade involving the Portland Trail Blazers and Atlanta Hawks.
Here is a breakdown of the trade:
- Warriors receive: Gary Payton II (via Blazers)
- Pistons receive: James Wiseman (via Warriors)
- Trail Blazers receive: Kevin Knox (via Pistons), five future second-round picks (via Hawks)
- Hawks receive: Saddiq Bey (via Pistons)
Wiseman, chosen second during the 2020 NBA Draft, competed in only 60 total contests for the Warriors in his two-plus years with them. Wiseman sustained numerous injuries, such as a severe knee injury that prevented him from competing in the entire 2021-22 season, yet even when healthy, his lack of preparation hindered his ability to aid a championship-caliber team.
Instead, the Warriors are excited to welcome back Gary Payton II, previously a key contributor during the team’s championship run last season. In the offseason, he signed a three-year, $26 million deal with the Blazers, but was sidelined for the first 35 games as he recovered from abdominal surgery. Now that he is fully healthy again, he is ready to help the Warriors make a run at another title.