Texas Legends make moves to solidify roster before the season begins: More to come?
The Texas Legends are preparing to start their 2022-23 season in November. Over the last couple of months, the Legends have been making moves to get ready, including trading for G League draft picks. Here is a look at the latest transactions that fans need to know about.
Texas Legends trade away rights to Feron Hunt and Laudon Love
A couple of weeks ago, the Legends traded former fan-favorite Laudon Love’s rights to the Long Island Nets for a second-round draft pick. It was bittersweet to see Laudon Love leave the Legends. Before he got injured mid-season, Love was averaging 8.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
Love will compete for a roster spot with the Nets this season, and I wish him the best as he tries to make it.
The Legends made a second trade in the last couple of weeks with the other New York G League Affiliate, the Westchester Knicks as they sent Feron Hunt's rights for another second-round draft pick and the rights to Tyler Hall. Hunt left the Legends late in the season as he signed a two-way deal with the New York Knicks.
In return, the Legends get the rights to Tyler Hall, who played with the Dallas Mavericks during the preseason. So basically to sum up the trade as easily as possible, they swapped rights for the young talents.
McKinley Wright IV signs a two-way deal with the Dallas Mavericks
On Saturday, the Mavericks signed McKinley Wright IV to a two-way contract after a good camp performance. More than likely he will end up playing in Frisco this season.
In my opinion, this guy is a must-watch player, and Maverick fans should be happy he’s remaining here in the North Texas Area. The six-foot guard should make up some of the lost production after the departures of Carlik Jones and Feron Hunt.
Former Baylor guard Jared Butler possibly joining the Texas Legends?
Former Baylor guard Jared Butler was just waived by the Utah Jazz, and he could help complete the backcourt next to Wright IV. Butler did play college basketball in Waco, Texas, and led Baylor to a National Championship a couple of years ago.
Butler would be a fantastic waiver pickup, and the Legends have a starting spot open for the 22-year-old guard. Fans will just have to wait and see if the team puts in a waiver claim, but do not completely rule it out.