Pistons finish free agency flurry by dealing Ariza for Delon Wright in three-team trade


A busy Friday night turned into a busy Saturday morning for Troy Weaver and the Pistons.

After signing four new players on the first day of free agency, the Pistons shipped the recently-acquired Trevor Ariza to the Thunder and received point guard Delon Wright from the Mavericks in a three-team trade.

Wright averaged 6.9 points and 3.3 assists and shot 37 percent from three in 71 games for Dallas last season, mostly coming off the bench. He was a first-round pick (20th overall) of Toronto in 2015.

Along with Derrick Rose, the five-year vet is another experienced point guard who can mentor seventh overall pick Killian Hayes in his first season in the NBA.

Ariza came to Detroit via a trade from the Rockets shortly before the draft on Wednesday that also sent the 16th overall pick to the Pistons. They used that pick to select Washington center Isaiah Stewart.

Weaver has turned over the Pistons' roster in the past week through the trade market, the draft and free agency. His biggest move on Friday was signing forward Jerian Grant to a $60 million deal.

Detroit also signed centers Mason Plumlee and Jahlil Okafor and forward Josh Jackson.