Golden State Warriors trade Eric Paschall to Utah Jazz for future draft pick: Reports
- Golden State Warriors will get a protected future second-round draft pick
- The Warriors pushed for the move to clear up a roster spot for the upcoming season
- In 2019, Paschall was drafted by Golden State as the No. 41 overall pick
In the latest personnel switcheroo in the NBA following the 2021 draft, Golden State Warriors have traded forward/center Eric Paschall to Utah Jazz in exchange for a protected future second-round draft pick, according to US media reports.
Although Paschall didn't confirm the entirety of the reports, in a social media post, he bid farewell to Warriors, his teammates and the fans.
"Going to miss dub nation! Love y’all! Love my teammates!" he tweeted.
According to reports, the Warriors pushed for the move to clear up a roster spot for the upcoming season.
In 2019, Paschall was drafted by Golden State as the No. 41 overall pick.
The Villanova product averaged 14.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists over the final 24 games of his first NBA season, and landed a spot on the All-Rookie First-Team.
However, in his second season, he struggled to find a consistent role in the team and ended up missing 29 of Golden State's final 32 games (and did not get off the bench in either of the play-in games). In the 2020-21 regular season, he averaged 9.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.
Paschall will have the opportunity to unite with childhood friend Donovan Mitchell at Jazz and reportedly, it is that prospect that allured him to the Utah team.
The two lived near each other while growing up in New York and played on travelling teams together before beginning their collegiate basketball careers.
At Jazz, Paschall could lineup to replace power forward Royce O'Neale. He'll also have some competition from big-man Ersan Ilyasova.