Team Sends Marvin Bagley III, Isaiah Livers and Future Draft Considerations to Wizards

DETROIT – January 14, 2024 – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has acquired forward Danilo Gallinari and center Mike Muscala from the Washington Wizards in exchange for forward/center Marvin Bagley, forward Isaiah Livers and future draft considerations.  

Gallinari, 6-10, 233, is in his 14th NBA season.  In 754 career NBA games, he’s averaged 15.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists with New York, Denver, L.A. Clippers, Oklahoma City, Atlanta and Washington.  He was drafted sixth overall in the 2008 NBA draft.  He’s averaged 15-plus points in seven seasons including a career-high 19.8 points with the Clippers in 2018-19.  

A native of Italy, Gallinari began his professional career in Italy and was named Euroleague’s Rising Star in 2007-08.  As a member of the U-18 National Team, he helped to lead Italy to a bronze medal at the 2005 U-18 European Championships.

Muscala, 6-10, 240, is a 10-year NBA veteran.  He was drafted 44th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks and traded to the Atlanta Hawks as part of a draft-night deal.  In 519 career NBA games, he’s averaged 6.1 points and 3.2 rebounds with Atlanta, Philadelphia, L.A. Lakers, Oklahoma City, Boston and Washington.  

The St. Louis Park, Minn., native played four seasons collegiately at Bucknell University where he was named 2011 Patriot League Men's Basketball Player of the Year following an NCAA tournament appearance.  In addition, he was named First Team All-Patriot League and AP All-American Honorable Mention in 2010–2011.

Bagley, 6-10, 235, appeared in 86 games (43 starts) across three seasons with Detroit and averaged 12.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 22.8 minutes.  He appeared in 26 games this season while averaging 10.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists.  Originally drafted No. 2 overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2018, Bagley was acquired from Sacramento as part of a four-team trade on Feb. 10, 2022. 

Livers, 6-7, 230, was drafted by Detroit with No. 42 overall pick (second round) in the 2021 NBA Draft.  Across three seasons, he appeared in 94 games (33 starts) and averaged 6.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 21.8 minutes.  Livers played in 23 games for Detroit this season while averaging 5.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists.