Players swapped on cheap expiry agreements last season by the Detroit Pistons, and Oklahoma City Thunder.
It looks like for the pistons it worked well.
The organization announced on Thursday that Hamidou Dialo, traded from Thunder to Detroit on March, was re-signed with the Pistons. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, it is a two-year deal worth $10.4 million.
In exchange for Svi Mykhailiuk and a second-round pick in 2027, Detroit acquired him from Thunder. Mykhailiuk’s hunting for a new NBA house is in Oklahoma City. According to Mike Scotto of HoopsHype, the Thunder initially offered a qualifying proposal but rescinded it.
Diallo was playing in Oklahoma City for two and a half seasons. Last season, he made major strides, average 11.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 supports per game, but the thunder seemed not to welcome him back. They took a second-round selection and Mykhailiuk, a potential player of 3 and D, was counted for a chance.
The Pistons saw from Diallo sufficient positive elements to bring him back. Known for his athleticism, Diallo finally started to develop a 3-point shot, hitting 2.1 games 39 percent on 20 Detroit matches. On the Pistons, in 23.3 minutes per play, he averaged 11.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 aids.
Diallo can try to take part in the Pistons roster together with other young players. He will have two more seasons to demonstrate that he deserves a different contract.
Source: MSN Sports