Mavs acquire wing James Johnson from Oklahoma City in three-team deal


DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Mavericks have acquired veteran wing James Johnson from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a three team deal, that includes the Detroit Pistons.

In exchange for Johnson, the Mavs are sending guard Delon Wright to the Detroit Pistons, while wing Justin Jackson will be heading to the Oklahoma City Thunder along with Trevor Ariza, who was traded to the Pistons earlier in the day.

Oklahoma City will also receive draft compensation in exchange for Johnson, though that compensation has not been specified as of yet.

In Johnson, the Mavericks add yet another big-bodied wing to the rotation that provides toughness and can guard multiple positions on the floor.

The Johnson deal also provides cap advantages to Dallas, who add the 33-year-old's $15.8 million expiring contract to the books, giving them just under $50 million in expiring contracts to make other moves going froward, while also clearing an additional roster spot.

Dallas could also potentially have up to $35 million in cap space heading into next offseason, assuming newly acquired Josh Richardson declines his player option of $11.6 million.