Just a little bit earlier in the evening, the Atlanta Hawks reportedly acquired Tristan Thompson from the Boston Celtics for Kris Dunn, Bruno Fernando and a 2023 second-round pick. Now, apparently Thompson will instead be heading to the Sacramento Kings, with point guard Delon Wright heading to Atlanta, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has made an amendment to his original report.
The Kings will send guard Delon Wright to Atlanta in the three-team trade, source tells ESPN . https://t.co/cNYL77jJ63— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 30, 2021
Wright is a veteran guard, who should slot directly into the backup point guard role behind Trae Young. Wright averaged 10 points, 3.6 assists and 3.9 rebounds between stops with the Kings and Detroit Pistons last season.
He’s a solid shooter (37.2 3PT % last season) and defender, and should represent an upgrade over the troops of Rajon Rondo, Brandon Goodwin and Lou Williams that the Hawks deployed at various points last season.
The Hawks will still send out Fernando, Dunn and the 2023 second-round pick that they reportedly traded to Boston originally. Atlanta has filled out their guard depth with the acquisition of Wright and the selection of Sharife Cooper yesterday evening. Cooper isn’t likely to log significant minutes early, so Wright, a quality NBA rotation guard, will be of great value to the club when Young is off the floor.