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Golden State Warriors trade James Wiseman for five 2nd-round picks

Golden State Warriors' James Wiseman

The Golden State Warriors have finally pulled the plug on the James Wiseman experiment, less than three years after making the former Memphis star the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft.

According to multiple media reports, Wiseman had been dealt to the Detroit Pistons in a three-team trade that nets the Atlanta Hawks forward Saddiq Bey. In return, Golden State acquires a whopping five future second-round picks. Here’s a breakdown of the deal.

Detroit Pistons getGolden State Warriors getAtlanta Hawks get
James WisemanFive 2nd-round picksSaddiq Bey
Reported James Wiseman trade

The No. 2 pick back in 2020, Wiseman has been in and out of the Warriors’ rotation throughout his career. He’s dealt with numerous injuries and a lack of consistency en route to playing just 60 games over the course of three seasons. That included missing the entire 2021-22 campaign.

This represents a combination of Golden State saving cash while moving off a player that just wasn’t a fit with its current core.

According to various reports, Golden State saves roughly $51 million in salary and luxury tax this season by making the move. Said savings will stand at $85 million in 2023-24.

As for the Detroit Pistons, they acquire a still-young and high-upside player to go with their growing core.

A struggling Hawks squad uses a ton of draft capital to bring in a sharp-shooting wing in Bey who has connected on 36% of his three-pointers since being a first-round pick back in 2020.

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