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Thunder and Pistons Kick Off NBA Trade Season

The first trade domino falls two weeks out from the March 25 deadline.

Detroit Pistons v Oklahoma City Thunder Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images

Trade season is now upon is with the Detroit Pistons and Oklahoma City Thunder delivering first deal, two weeks out from the March 25 deadline. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the trade, which will send Thunder wing Hamidou Diallo to the Pistons for forward Svi Mykhailiuk and a 2027 second-round pick.

Crowned the 2019 NBA All Star Slam Dunk Contest champion, Diallo is currently in his third season after being drafted with the 45th pick in 2018.

He is averaging 11.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists this season, now taking his talents to Motown where he will be reunited with former Thunder teammate Jerami Grant.

The Thunder pick up another draft asset and Ukranian-born Mykhailiuk who will suit up for is third team in as many years, initially drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers at pick 47 — two slots after Diallo - in 2018.

Mykhailiuk is putting up averages of 6.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists this season.