The “Cory Joseph Revenge Game” went according to plan, to the chagrin of the Sacramento Kings, who extended their losing streak to five games with an embarrassing 113-101 loss to the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons now have 16 wins on the season.
The Kings’ decision to trade Joseph and the $25.2 million left on his contract to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Delon Wright was widely-viewed as a savvy move because, well, it was. Wright is a year younger than Joseph and makes roughly $3 million less annually. He’s also a better with the Kings’ core pieces than Joseph was.