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Sacramento Kings Trade For Delon Wright

Mar 24, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert (22) shoots the ball while Detroit Pistons guard Delon Wright (55) defends in the second quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Sacramento Kings trade for Delon Wright, immediately upgrading their backup guard position.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Sacramento will send guard Cory Joseph, in addition to two second-round picks.

The Sacramento Kings instantly add to their push for the playoffs by acquiring Delon Wright.

Additionally, Sacramento rids themselves of Cory Joseph’s salary, whilst subsequently adding to their roster. Sacramento will package Cory Joseph , coupled with two second round picks imminently to complete the transaction.

Details at this instant about the picks, their relevancy to Sacramento are as follows.

  • 2021 second rounder via the Los Angeles Lakers (unprotected)
  • 2024 second rounder owned by the Sacramento Kings themselves (unprotected)

Delon Wright presently 10.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists in 35 games played this season. Wright subsequently missed time this season with injury.

Meanwhile, Cory Joseph joins the Detroit Pistons on the second year of a 3 year, $27 million contract. In his 9th NBA season, the veteran adds leadership to a young Detroit Pistons team.

While the Sacramento Kings trade for Delon Wright, the team presently hopes to push for the play-in tournament.

Sacramento’s immediate future improves in the meantime, however, in adding Wright , the Kings complicate their imminent future.

In the event that center Richaun Holmes demands a salary increase, the Sacramento Kings will face tough decisions about their future.

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