Breaking: Warriors Trade Wiseman In A Multi-Team Deal

The Golden State Warriors are reportedly trading center James Wiseman in a three-way team deal for five second-round picks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

The trade involves a Wiseman trade for Saddiq Bey, and the Atlanta Hawks are acquiring Bey from the Warriors for the five draft picks. The Pistons are also sending forward Kevin Knox to the Warriors as a part of the deal, but Knox could be dealt elsewhere, Wojnarowski adds

Golden State, who opted to offload their former No. 2 overall draft pick from 2020, could be looking to use their newly acquired draft capital to make a splash before the end of the NBA trade deadline at 3 p.m. EST on Thursday. 

Wiseman's development has been less than desirable for a Warriors squad that is in a 'win now' mode and a move to trade him for draft compensation may not be a huge shock to many. 

However, Detroit now has a developing center in Wiseman, who could use the time on a young club like the Pistons to develop his skillset further as he is still only 21 years of age. The Pistons are currently vying for a top lottery selection this year and as a result reside dead last in the Eastern Conference with a record of 14-42. 

The Hawks are currently a play-in team ranking No. 8 in the East with a record of 27-28, and had higher aspirations for this season after they received Dejounte Murray from the Spurs in a trade this past summer. 

Atlanta, who traded for Bey from the Warriors, could be looking to utilize him to help space the floor, adding a viable piece to help their shooting in hopes for playoff contention as the postseason is only a little over two months away. 

Bey, 23, was the former first-round (19th selection) in the 2020 NBA Draft. He has averaged 14.5 PPG, five rebounds, and two assists in his brief tenure for the Detroit Pistons.  

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