New York Knicks swingman RJ Barrett is the centerpiece of a successful trade proposal by The Athletic for the Detroit Pistons’ fifth overall pick in the June 22 NBA Draft and former #2 pick James Wiseman.
Full details of the trade proposal suggested by James Edwards III, the Pistons beat reporter for The Athletic, are as follows:
Pistons receive: RJ Barrett, Evan Fournier and a 2024 first-round pick
Knicks receive: Bojan Bogdanović, James Wiseman and #5 pick in 2023
According to Edwards, Piston’s general manager Troy Weaver will enjoy trading the No. 5 will help them move forward. Detroit just got Monty Williams, who led the Phoenix Suns to the NBA Finals in 2021, and their goal is to get out of the lottery next year.