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Warriors trade James Wiseman to Pistons in 4-team deal

The former No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 draft, James Wiseman is averaging 6.9 ppg and 3.5 rpg this season.

James Wiseman has played sparingly for the Warriors this season.

The Warriors dealt James Wiseman to the Detroit Pistons as a part of a four-team trade that also involves the Atlanta Hawks and Portland Trail Blazers. In the deal, the Hawks picked up Saddiq Bey and Kevin Knox II will go from Detroit to Portland.

Pistons receive:

  • James Wiseman

Warriors receive:

  • Gary Payton II
  • 2 future second-round picks (from Atlanta)

Hawks receive:

  • Saddiq Bey

Trail Blazers receive:

  • Kevin Knox
  • 5 future second-round picks

This season, Bey has transitioned from a starting lineup role to a reserve one, averaging 14.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 1.6 apg in 28.8 mpg, all of which were drop offs from his 2021-22 stats (16.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.8 apg). The 6-foot-7 Bey is averaging 14.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in his third season with the Pistons, and averaged a career-high 16.1 points last season.

The addition of Bey creates an apparent surplus of small forwards in Atlanta, where De’Andre Hunter is the starter.

Wiseman has struggled with injuries throughout his time in Golden State and has played in 21 games for the team this season, averaging 6.9 ppg and 3.5 rpg and has not played in 17 of the team’s last 19 games.

Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports reports the Pistons had interest in acquiring Hawks forward John Collins as well and showed interest in acquiring Bey since sometime in December.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.