An unexpected trade has been finalized.
American local media ‘ESPN’ reported the news of the trade on the 15th (KST). “The Detroit Pistons send Marvin Bagley, Isaiah Rivers, and two second-round draft picks to the Washington Wizards 토토사이트 in exchange for Danilo Gallinari and Mike Muscala,” the trade read.
The intent of the trade is clear. Detroit is getting rid of Begley, who is guaranteed $12.5 million through next season, and acquiring players who can leave after this season in Gallinari and Muscala, who are both free agents. The trade sets Detroit up to be a big player in free agency after this season.
Washington got a promising player in Begley for nothing and a second-round draft pick. Begley had lost the trust of Detroit’s head coach, Monty Williams. Washington, on the other hand, can guarantee Begley some playing time.
Begley is averaging 10.2 points and 4.5 rebounds this season. Begley is a highly touted prospect who was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. At Duke, he was considered the next Shaquille O’Neal. For Washington, Begley is a lottery ticket worth scratching.
Interestingly, the two teams are 15th and 14th in the Eastern Conference, respectively. Both teams are at the bottom of the NBA and are virtually guaranteed to miss the playoffs this season, so it’s a bit of a surprise to see a trade between them go through.
The trade market, which has been quiet since the New York Knicks traded for OG Anunoby, has seen a small number of trades. The trade deadline is about a month away. Which teams will make the big moves?