Kevin Knox was also apart of the deal, heading to the Warriors in exchange for Wiseman.
The rumors were swirling this afternoon as reports surfaced that the Detroit Pistons were in talks to trade Saddiq Bey to the Golden State Warriors, who flipped him to the Atlanta Hawks for draft picks. Those reports turned official, as Adrian Wojnarowski reports the trade has been completed, with the Warriors returning James Wiseman in exchange for Bey.
Why it matters:
Bey was an addition made by Troy Weaver on draft night, trading for him after he'd been selected by the Brooklyn Nets. Wiseman was the second-overall pick by the Warriors in the same draft.
- Wiseman has averaged just under 10 points for his career and holds a 17.2 PER this season.
- Bey is averaging 14.8 points per game this season and a 14.5 PER.
- This deal was part of a three-team deal, with the Hawks ultimately acquiring Bey for five second-round picks.
The bottom line: Saddiq Bey was on his way out
Saddiq Bey has been an up-and-down player for the Pistons during his short stint here. A 40% FG shooter, he was a bit too inconsistent. Wiseman will provide size inside for the Pistons, potentially moving Isaiah Stewart to power forward. It is curious though that the Pistons couldn't just acquire the five second-round picks from the Hawks, and why they felt the need to involve the Warriors.