Kings Announce Acquisition Of Tristan Thompson In Three-Team Deal

The Kings have officially announced the acquisition of center Tristan Thompson as part of three-team trade that also included the Celtics and Hawks.Tristan Thompson

In exchange for Thompson, the Hawks received guard Delon Wright from Sacramento, while the Celtics received guard Kris Dunn, forward-center Bruno Fernando and a 2023 second-round pick from Atlanta.

Thompson, 30, is 6-foot-9 and averaged 7.6 points and 8.1 rebounds in 54 games last season. He joins a Kings rotation of big men that, for the time being, also includes Marvin Bagley III, Richaun Holmes, Alex Len and rookie Neemias Queta.

Wright, 29, is 6-5. He appeared in 26 games with the Kings after a trade with the Raptors and averaged 10.0 points and 3.6 assists.

“One of our priorities entering the offseason was to solidify the backup point guard spot,” Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said. “Delon is a consistent two-way guard who has been a part of several successful teams. We think he’s a great fit here.”

Dunn, 27, is 6-3 and appeared in just four games with the Hawks. Boston is hoping he can return to the solid backcourt performer he proved to be with the Bulls from 2016-20.

Fernando, 22, is entering his third NBA season. He appeared in 33 games with the Hawks.

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