A pair of former Tennessee Volunteers have found new homes during this brief NBA offseason. Veteran Josh Richardson was dealt by the 76ers, while second-year player Admiral Schofield was traded by the Wizards.
Both moves came during the NBA Draft on Wednesday night, and were finalized on Thursday.
OFFICIAL: We’ve acquired the draft rights to Cassius Winston and Memphis’ 2024 second round pick (from OKC) from the Thunder in exchange for the rights to Vit Krejci and Admiral Schofield.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) November 19, 2020
Schofield was selected by the Wizards in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft, 42nd overall. Admiral played sparingly in his rookie season, bouncing between the Wizards and their G League squad. Schofield appeared in 33 games for Washington, averaging three points and 11 minutes per game.
Josh Richardson was also traded on draft night, moving from Philadelphia to Dallas in a deal for Seth Curry. Richardson played at Tennessee from 2011-2015 during the Cuonzo Martin era, then for Donnie Tyndall’s lone season.
He went on to be drafted by the Miami Heat in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft at No. 40 overall.
We have acquired Seth Curry from the Dallas Mavericks.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 19, 2020
NBA Free Agency begins today, so it’s still difficult to project new roles for Schofield and Richardson. Players can officially agree to terms with their new teams at 6 p.m. ET time on Friday, November 20th.