Heat trade Meyers Leonard to Thunder for Trevor Ariza
FILE - Miami Heat forward Meyers Leonard, center, greets his teammates before an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file)MIAMI – The Miami Heat have turned Meyers Leonard's contract into an opportunity to see if Trevor Ariza can help them for the rest of this season. AdThe Heat also said they wish Leonard and his wife Elle “the best of luck in the future.”“He's going to do everything that he possibly can to grow and get better from everything this week," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Ariza has not played an NBA game since March 10, 2020, but the Heat clearly felt he was worth the low-risk gamble. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver fined Leonard $50,000 and barred him from being around the Heat for one week.
Who’s actually on the Detroit Pistons’ roster right now? Live updated list here
On Dec. 1, the Pistons signed Sirvydis to a three-year contract. Killian Hayes -- 2020 first-round draft pick (No. 7 overall)Isaiah Stewart -- 2020 first-round draft pick (No. 16 overall)Saddiq Bey -- 2020 first-round draft pick (No. Delon Wright -- Acquired in 2020 trade with Oklahoma City Thunder Pistons sent Trevor Ariza to Oklahoma CityNOTE: Saben Lee, the team’s 2020 second-round draft pick (No.
Delon Wright among versatile pieces Detroit Pistons added to roster
The newly signed Detroit Pistons point guard is back under the guidance of head coach Dwane Casey. Wright credited Casey for his role in developing him, as well as the other young players that helped round out Toronto’s roster. Now the 28-year-old is ready to continue developing his skills as a point guard while giving the Pistons some much-needed depth in the backcourt. “I knew that the point guard position was a position that I feel that I could grow into,” Wright said. “I think that works to my strength perfectly playing with another guard or being the lead guard,” Wright said.mlive.com
Pistons acquire guard Delon Wright, ship Trevor Ariza to OKC
The Detroit Pistons added more depth at point guard late Friday night, acquiring Delon Wright from the Dallas Mavericks as part of a three-way trade that shipped Trevor Ariza to Oklahoma City, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. The 6-5 Wright, 28, averaged 6.9 points, 3.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 73 games with Dallas, mostly off the bench. Wright played three seasons for Pistons coach Dwane Casey in Toronto. The deal also sends Justin Jackson from Dallas to Oklahoma City and James Johnson from OKC to Dallas. Wright has played five NBA seasons, averaging 7.3 points and 2.9 assists in 271 games, shooting 34 percent from three.mlive.com
Here are 27 moves (trades, draft picks, free agents) Detroit Pistons have made in last month
Troy Weaver has made a flurry of trades, draft picks and free agent signings in his first offseason as Detroit Pistons general manager. Nov. 18: Houston draft pick tradeBefore the start of the draft, the Pistons acquired the No. 16 overall pick and guaranteed the return draft pick will either be worse than No. Nov. 18: Sold 2021 second-round pickWeaver sold a second-round pick to the Rockets for $4.6 million. 19 overall pick, Dzanan Musa, Jaylen Hands, Rodney McGruder, Toronto’s 2021 second-round pick, cash considerations8.
Christian Wood heads to Rockets with three-year, $41 million deal
Christian Wood had a breakout season with the Detroit Pistons, and now he has cashed in elsewhere. Wood will sign a three-year, $41 million contract with the Houston Rockets in a sign-and-trade deal with the Pistons, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday during the first day of free agency. Wood reportedly will be part of the draft night deal between Detroit and Houston in which the Pistons received the No. 16 pick (they selected Isaiah Stewart), veteran forward Trevor Ariza and $4.6 million for a heavily protected future first-round pick and the Lakers’ 2021 second-round selection. Wood was particularly good in 13 games after Andre Drummond was dealt to Cleveland, averaging 22.8 points and 9.9 rebounds.mlive.com
Breaking down 4 trades, 4 draft picks after Detroit Pistons overhauled roster with 8 new players
DETROIT – New general manager Troy Weaver knew he had to come in and tear down the Detroit Pistons’ roster, and he sure didn’t waste any time. Bruce Brown #6 of the Detroit Pistons dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (2019 Getty Images)While Brown is a fine player, it’s not a major loss for a Pistons team looking multiple years down the line. 16 overall pick and guaranteed the return draft pick will either be worse than No. (2020 Getty Images)Weaver’s second pick was a bit of a surprise, as he went with undersized Washington center Isaiah Stewart.
Pistons’ Troy Weaver delivers on vow to be aggressive with draft haul
Troy Weaver didn’t dip his toes into the water Wednesday, he made a huge splash in his first draft as Detroit Pistons general manager, his first draft in charge of any team. Weaver was aggressive, acquiring two additional first-round picks and one in the second round. “We just wanted to be aggressive and attack the draft,” Weaver said. “We’re going to attack the draft, we’re going to attack free agency, we’re going to attack everything. “I guess it felt a little different sitting in the main chair, but when you’re part of a team, you’re part of a team,” Weaver said.mlive.com
NBA Draft 2020: Detroit Pistons select Villanova forward Saddiq Bey with 19th pick
The Detroit Pistons drafted Villanova forward Saddiq Bey with the No. 19 pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. 19 pick to draft Bey. The Pistons traded a protected draft pick to Houston for the No. Follow live NBA Draft and Detroit Pistons updates below:
Pistons get center Isaiah Stewart with 16th pick
After addressing one pressing need with their first pick in Wednesday’s NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons filled another hole on their roster by selecting center Isaiah Stewart at No. Stewart (6-9, 250) averaged 17 points and 8.8 rebounds in 32 games as a freshman at the University of Washington. The Pistons have only one center under contract for 2020-21 -- Justin Patton. They might re-sign Thon Maker as well, but this is a position that needed to be addressed for the future. The Pistons selected point guard Killian Hayes at No.mlive.com
NBA Draft 2020: Detroit Pistons select PG Killian Hayes with 7th pick
The Detroit Pistons drafted point guard Killian Hayes with the No. 7 pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. The Pistons traded a protected draft pick to Houston for the No. The team drafted Sekou Doumbouya in last year’s NBA draft. Follow live NBA Draft and Detroit Pistons updates below:
NBA Draft 2020: Detroit Pistons select C Isaiah Stewart with 16th pick
The Detroit Pistons drafted Washington center Isaiah Stewart with the No. 16 pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. The Pistons drafted point guard Killian Hayes with the No. The team drafted Sekou Doumbouya in last year’s NBA draft. Follow live NBA Draft and Detroit Pistons updates below:
Pistons acquire No. 16 pick, Trevor Ariza for future first-rounder
16 pick in tonight’s draft and veteran forward Trevor Ariza from the Houston Rockets in exchange for a future first-round selection, a league source confirmed to MLive. The 6-8 Ariza, 35, appeared in 53 games last season between Sacramento (32 games off the bench) and Portland (21 starts). Ariza is set to earn $12.8 million this season but only $1.8 million is guaranteed, if he is waived, according to HoopsHype.comThis would be Ariza’s 10th team in 16 NBA seasons. The Rockets also purchased Detroit’s second-round pick in 2021 for $4.6 million, per Wojnarowski. That pick originally belonged to the Los Angeles Lakers, who dealt it to Detroit along with Svi Mykhailiuk for Reggie Bullock on Feb. 6, 2019.mlive.com
AP Sources: Ariza to Pistons, Horford to OKC, Rubio to Minn.
The Houston Rockets agreed to trade Trevor Ariza and the 16th pick in Wednesday night's NBA draft to the Detroit Pistons for a future first-round pick, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. The Philadelphia 76ers sent Al Horford and a protected future first-round pick to Oklahoma City, and the Minnesota Timberwolves reacquired point guard Ricky Rubio in a separate trade with the Thunder. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not yet been announced. The Timberwolves obtained the 17th pick, which originally belonged to Brooklyn, from Atlanta in a four-team, 12-player, three-pick trade in February.
Lillard scores 34 and Blazers beat Lakers 100-93 in Game 1
James' layup gave Los Angeles the lead, and Kuzma added a pair of free throws and another layup to extend it to 84-78. After Danny Green's layup tied it again for Los Angeles, Lillard nailed a 3-pointer. The Blazers were able to stay in front throughout the third quarter, but the Lakers kept it close. The game was delayed for a time in the first half when the Lakers' rim got tilted and had to be adjusted. TIP INSTrail Blazers: Lillard had 48 points in Portland's 127-119 victory over the Lakers in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.
Damian Lillard emerges from shutdown ready for playoff push
Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard marches alongside protesters towards downtown Portland on the Morrison Bridge, on June 4, 2020. Im going to have my PS3, my PS4. Im going to have my studio equipment, my mike, my laptop. Im going to have all my books. Im going to be in the room, chillin'.
NBA set to begin season in July at Disney World: Heres what to know
Teams that had a matchup with one of the eliminated teams on the schedule will instead move on to next in line. Rockets, Nuggets, Jazz, Jazz, Raptors, Pacers, Trail Blazers,* Heat or Magic*MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES : vs. Blazers, Jazz, Spurs, Thunder, Bucks, Pelicans, Pelicans, CelticsMIAMI HEAT : vs. In February 2019, Brewer signed back-to-back 10-day contracts with the Kings before re-signing through the rest of the season. Burke spent part of the 2019-2020 season with the Philadelphia 76ers and was waived in February. He averaged nine points and two assists in 25 games for the Mavs last season.