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Warriors Rumors: Eric Paschall Traded to Jazz for Protected 2nd-Round Draft Pick

Adam WellsAugust 5, 2021

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The Utah Jazz are fortifying their bench by reportedly acquiring Eric Paschall from the Golden State Warriors. 

Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Jazz will send a protected second-round draft pick to the Warriors in exchange for Paschall. 

Anthony Slater of The Athletic added that the Warriors' will receive a top-42-protected pick in the 2026 NBA draft in the trade.

Utah already took care of its biggest question in free agency by agreeing to a three-year, $68 million extension with Mike Conley Jr., per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

The Jazz are also poised to add Rudy Gay for some backcourt scoring off the bench. Gay's agent, Raymond Brothers, told Wojnarowski that his client will sign a two-year, $12 million contract with Utah.

To fit Conley's salary into the 2021-22 cap, the Jazz did free up space by agreeing to trade veteran center Derrick Favors and a future first-round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a future second-round pick, per Wojnarowski

Slater noted that Paschall had been hoping to team up with Donovan Mitchell. They grew up together in Westchester County in New York and played on travel teams before going to college and the NBA. 

The Warriors selected Paschall with the No. 41 pick in the 2019 NBA draft. He spent four years in college, including three at Villanova from 2016 to '19. He won a national title with the Wildcats as a junior in 2018. 

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Paschall was a solid role player in two seasons with Golden State. The 24-year-old averaged 12.2 points and 4.0 rebounds with a 49.7 field-goal percentage in 100 appearances for the Warriors.    

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