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Oklahoma City Thunder trade Hamidou Diallo to Detroit Pistons for Svi Mykhailiuk, second-round pick

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Diallo breaks out the dunks for the Thunder (0:31)

Hamidou Diallo breaks out a couple of dunks, including one off a steal, for the Thunder vs. the Rockets in the third quarter. (0:31)

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded guard Hamidou Diallo to the Detroit Pistons for guard Svi Mykhailiuk and a 2027 second-round draft pick, the team announced Saturday.

The emergence of second-year guard Lu Dort made Diallo expendable, especially considering he will be a restricted free agent this summer. The Pistons consider Diallo as a core future player and plan to work to sign him to a new deal in the offseason, sources said.

Pistons general manager Troy Weaver was an executive with the Thunder when Diallo was selected 45th overall in the 2018 NBA draft.

Diallo, 22, has averaged career highs in scoring (11.9), rebounding (5.2), assists (4.2) and minutes (23.8) this season.

The 2027 second-round pick headed to Oklahoma City will be via the Houston Rockets, sources said.

Mykhailiuk, 23, is considered a better positional fit along the Thunder's perimeter, and he'll get a chance to make an impression with Oklahoma City prior to becoming a restricted free agent this summer.

He was the 47th overall pick by the Lakers in the 2018 draft, arriving in Detroit midway through his rookie season in a trade. He's averaging 6.9 points a game this season -- and 6.6 for his career.