The Capital City Go-Go are making more moves to prep for the 2018-19 season, less than 24 hours after acquiring the rights to 14 players in the G-League expansion draft.
The team announced on Thursday they traded the rights of Stephen Zimmerman to the Westchester Knicks in exchange for Chasson Randle’s rights. The Wizards already reportedly signed Randle to a deal for training camp, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic. Picking up his G-League rights streamlines everything for Washington if he doesn’t make the Wizards’ final roster but they want to keep him in the team’s developmental orbit.
Randle played with Westchester in 2016-17, until he signed a deal with the 76ers midway through the season. He appeared in 8 games with the team, but Philadelphia waived him before the trade deadline to free up room for the Justin Anderson/Nerlens Noel trade. He then latched on with Westchester’s parent club, the New York Knicks, for the rest of that season. Last season, he signed with Real Madrid, but didn’t make much of an impact since the team already had so many talented options in the backcourt like Luka Doncic.
The Go-Go also acquired the rights to Josh Davis as part of a separate, three-way deal with the Knicks and the Bucks’ G-League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd. The Go-Go sent Duje Dukan—who they acquired in the expansion draft—to Westchester, the Knicks shuttled Travis Trice’s rights to the Wisconsin Herd, and the Go-Go acquired Josh Davis, the former San Diego State Aztec.
Davis last played in the G-League back in 2014-15 with the Austin Spurs. Since then, he’s played in Asia. He has already agreed to a deal with the Cyberdyne Ibaraki Robots in Japan for the upcoming season, according to Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Go-Go will hold his rights if he chooses to re-enter the G-League pool at a later date.