Trade: Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz Make a Deal

The Utah Jazz picked up forward Eric Paschall from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for a protected future second round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. 
The move reunites Paschall with Utah superstar Donovan Mitchell, as the two were friends growing up, and played basketball together. 
Paschall was a second round pick by the Warriors in the 2019 draft, and turned into a pleasant surprise during the Warriors injury-plagued season, as he was forced to start 26 of 60 games. He averaged 14.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.1 apg while shooting 49.7 FG% in 27.6 mpg, resulting in being named to the NBA's All-Rookie First Team. 

Unfortunately for Paschall, with a healthy Steph Curry back, a motivated Draymond Green, and the additions of Kelly Oubre Jr. and rookie James Wiseman in 2020-21, there just weren't enough minutes to go around and all his averages dropped dramatically (except his per 36 minute numbers, as they were slightly better than his rookie year - go figure). Warriors GM Bob Myers admitted trying to fit Paschall into the lineup was difficult
We were trying to fit him into this style that we play. Steve [Kerr] had him at the five, and then it became a glut there. And so trying to figure out how he could play the four was a challenge. And I think Steve would acknowledge that.
Utah will add Paschall into its lineup as a depth forward for very little cost, as he is set to make just $1.78M this year. 

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