In what has become quite a busy night for Dallas, just moment after making their selection at 31 (Tyrell Terry, welcome), the news of the trade came through.
Dallas is acquiring Philadelphia's Josh Richardson and No. 36 pick for Seth Curry, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
Richardson is another addition to what was a dangerously bare stable of wings after they used their 18th pick on Josh Green. Richardson spent four years in Miami before ending up in Philadelphia in a massive 4-team trade.
Last season he averaged 13.7 points, 2.9 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game while starting 53 out of his 55 games. He’s a league average 3 point shooter over his career, averaging .363, but hopefully that number can see the kind of improvement that playing with Luka Doncic provides - as Tim Hardaway Jr and Dorian Finney-Smith showed this past season.
On his way out for the second time is Seth Curry. He’s been a dead-eye shooter his whole career, and it’s unlikely anyone is happy to see him go yet again, but the Mavericks’ needs on the wing must have simply outranked their need for shooting from the guard spot. It’s not a surprise though, that in his first draft at the helm of the 76ers that Daryl Morey is already adding offensive weapons for his system.
In addition to Richardson, the Mavericks also received the 36th overall pick which they used to draft Tyler Bey of Colorado.