It was a bittersweet afternoon for Warriors forward Eric Paschall, who is heading to a new home after a reported trade sent him from Golden State to the Utah Jazz.
The 24-year-old is set to begin his third season in the NBA with the Jazz after playing a big role in the Warriors' rotation for the previous two seasons.
Paschall and Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, now teammates, have a long history together. The two grew up in the same neighborhood in Westchester Country, N.Y, and were close friends throughout most of their childhood.
Safe to say, the two are thrilled to be reunited on the court as teammates.
"No one really expected me and Donovan to be where we are today," Paschall told Bleacher Report's Howard Beck on the "Full 48" podcast last year. "Because we were the two kids from Westchester (County), everybody else was in the city, we just had to prove ourselves. So we were coming up together, getting better together and now we're both in the NBA, which is something we've dreamed about and I know our families are very happy because our families are very tight."
Paschall played a big role for the Warriors as a starter in the 2019-20 season while all three of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green missed time due to injuries.
Reverting back to a bench role this past season, Paschall missed most of the second half of the season due to a hip injury and wasn't able to re-enter the rotation upon his return.
Joining his childhood friend in Utah, Paschall will add depth to one of the Warriors' Western Conference rivals in the Jazz.