Reports: Grizzlies deal Wright to Mavericks
NBA.com Global on Jul 08, 2019 07:28 AM
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 13: Delon Wright #2 of the Memphis Grizzlies passes the ball against the Atlanta Hawks on March 13, 2019 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Dallas Mavericks have added another young guard to their mix, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
In a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Mavs will reportedly acquire guard Delon Wright via a sign-and-trade deal. The Mavs, in return, will send two second-round picks to Memphis in the deal. Wojnarowski also reports the deal Wright is expected to sign will be a three-year deal.
Sources: Memphis and Dallas are agreed on a sign-and-trade for G Delon Wright. Dallas will send Memphis two second-round picks.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 7, 2019
Guard Delon Wright is signing a three-year, $29M deal to play for Mavs, agent Greg Lawrence tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 7, 2019
The trade was also confirmed by Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News.
Confirming Mavs’ sign-and-trade aquisition of Delon Wright, giving up a pair of second-round picks. Have reported Mavs’ growing interest in Wright in recent days. Memphis didn’t want to have to match a Mavs’offsr sheet or lose Wright for nothing. Good compromise for both.— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) July 7, 2019
Wright was acquired by the Grizzlies in the trade deadline-day deal of Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors in 2018-19. In 26 games with the Grizzlies, Wright averaged 12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.