Mad Ants acquire rights to guard David Stockton in trade with Memphis Hustle
Stockton is 31 years old and, like second-round pick Andrew Nembhard, is a point guard out of Gonzaga.
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants finalized a trade with the Memphis Hustle on Monday to acquire point guard David Stockton.
In exchange for his returning player rights and the Hustle’s 2023 third-round pick, the Mad Ants traded Derrick Walton Jr., Kenny Williams and their 2023 first-round pick.
And, to be clear, these are picks in the G League draft.
You know the name Stockton because of his Hall of Fame father, John, who spent his entire career with the Utah Jazz.
David, one of six Stockton kids, is 5-foot-11 and 31 years old. He has experience in the G League and aboard, so he’s a veteran. He played four years at Gonzaga (2010-14) and then has bounced around different professional teams since going undrafted in 2014.
He’s spent time with three G League franchises: Hustle, South Bay Lakers and Reno Bighorns. Last season, he averaged 11.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.
Believe it or not, we’re one month away from Pacers training camp and then the Mad Ants will begin another month or so after that. Chris Taylor is entering his sixth season with the Mad Ants, including his second as general manager.
The last few seasons have been wild and unpredictable, to say the least, because of COVID and the fluidness of rosters. The team (and G League as a whole) should have more stability during the 2022-23 season, which will be much appreciated.
Other newcomers you may see with the Mad Ants: Second-round picks Andrew Nembhard, Kendall Brown — plus Eli Brooks, Tevin Brown, Jermaine Samuels, Deividas Sirvydis, Fanbo Zeng.