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NBA: Detroit deals ex-Lobo Snell to Atlanta

FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, Detroit Pistons forward Tony Snell, a former New Mexico Lobo, drives during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit. A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to trade center Dewayne Dedmon to the Detroit Pistons for guards Snell and Khyri Thomas. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, on condition of anonymity because the trade needs approval from the NBA before becoming official. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

DETROIT — Former New Mexico Lobo Tony Snell, who is carving out a nice and profitable NBA career for himself, nonetheless is on the move again.
The Detroit Pistons are trading Snell and Khyri Thomas to the Atlanta Hawks for Dewayne Dedmon, a league source confirmed Thursday to the Detroit Free Press. The trade needs approval from the NBA before becoming official.
Snell, who turned 29 this month, went to Detroit in a trade on draft night in 2019. He averaged 8.0 points in 59 games in 2019-20, his only season with the Pistons. He hit 40.2% of his 3s and all 32 of his free throws also.
The 6-foot-6 guard, a first-round (No. 20 overall) draft pick by Chicago in 2013, played his first three seasons with the Bulls and then three in Milwaukee.
Snell had just informed the Pistons on Sunday that he would exercise his $12.2 million player option for 2020-21, several media had reported.
Dedmon is set to make $13.3 million per year through the next two seasons and could be traded again, per league sources, as the Pistons are looking to create cap space ahead of Friday’s first day free agency.

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