Tennessee basketball: Admiral Schofield, Josh Richardson traded

Former Tennessee basketball Volunteers Admiral Schofield and Josh Richardson have been traded.

Nobody from Tennessee basketball was selected in the NBA Draft Wednesday night. However, that doesn’t mean former Vols were part of the transactions that took place that night and in the following days.

The Dallas Mavericks announced that the Philadelphia 76ers traded Josh Richardson to them along with their second-round pick, Tyler Bey, for Seth Curry. Bey was the 36th overall pick out of the Colorado Buffaloes.

Admiral Schofield was traded from the Washington Wizards to the Oklahoma City Thunder along with the draft rights to Vít Krejčí, Washington’s second-round pick, for second-round pick Cassius Winston and a 2024 second round pick. OKC announced the trade the day after the draft. Krejčí was the 37th pick out of Spain, and Winston was the 53rd pick out of the Michigan State Spartans.

Both players were four-year guys for Tennessee basketball. Richardson played for three years under Cuonzo Martin and one year under Donnie Tyndall from 2011 to 2015. A 6’5″ 200-pound shooting guard, he was the 40th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat and became a starter for them by his second year, averaging double figures every season since then.

Schofield was a four-year player under Barnes from 2015 to 2019. A 6’5″ 241-pound wing player who could play the post, he was taken with the 42nd pick in the 2019 draft by the Sixers and then traded. Last year, he played in 33 games with the Wizards, starting two of them, and averaged three points in 11 minutes per game.

Given the fact that Tennessee basketball has three players who were five-star recruits on this year’s team in sophomore Josiah-Jordan James and freshmen Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer, they’ll likely fill more NBA spots in the future. Senior forward Yves Pons tested the NBA Draft waters this past year, and plenty of other players could receive attention as well.