Warriors trade Wiseman to Pistons in four-team deal


James Wiseman’s time in the Bay has come to an end. 

The Warriors have traded the 7-foot-1 center as part of a four-team trade involving the Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks and Portland Trail Blazers, the team announced Thursday night.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Thursday that the Warriors had traded Wiseman, citing a source.

In the four-team trade, the Warriors ended up re-acquiring Gary Payton II and received unprotected 2026 and 2028 second-round draft picks from the Hawks.

The Blazers got Kevin Knox, three conditional second-round draft picks from the Hawks, the Warriors' 2028 second-round pick and the Grizzlies' protected 2026 second-round pick via Golden State.

Atlanta received young wing Saddiq Bey from the Pistons in the trade.

Wiseman has not been a part of coach Steve Kerr’s rotation and there have been doubts that he remained a long-term fit for the Warriors. He has played in just 21 of the Warriors' 55 games this season, averaging 6.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists. 

Wiseman's arrival in San Francisco as the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2020 was a result of the Warriors having the worst record in the NBA (15-50) during the 2019-20 season. But injuries and scheme fit derailed the Memphis product's time in Golden State.

During his rookie season, Wiseman suffered a torn meniscus that ultimately kept him from playing during the entire 2021-22 NBA season.

With Wiseman playing limited minutes over the first month of this season, the Warriors sent him to the G League for an extended period of time in an effort to allow him to work on aspects of his game. But the stint in Santa Cruz didn't yield the results the team had hoped for.

Since Dec. 30, Wiseman has played in two of the Warriors' 19 games.

Now, Wiseman gets a chance to play for a rebuilding Pistons team that currently has the worst record in the Eastern Conference.

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