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Report: Warriors forward Paschall a potential Jazz trade target

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It sounds like Eric Paschall could be on the move soon.

The Warriors forward is "emerging as a potential trade target" for the Utah Jazz, league sources told The Athletic's Tony Jones.

Paschall is very close friends with Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell.

Paschall -- the No. 41 overall pick in 2019 -- had a strong rookie season with the Warriors in 2019-20, which culminated with a First-Team All-Rookie nod.

But he took a step back in Year 2, 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).

"We were trying to fit him into this style that we play," general manager Bob Myers said in late May. "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.

"So for Eric it's about figuring out what Steve wants from him [and] what he can bring consistently. But it was so scattered -- whether it was James [Wiseman] coming or going in the second unit ... so it's a hard one. There's not an easy answer for it."

It's unclear what the Warriors might get in return if they do trade Paschall to Utah.

The 24-year-old is scheduled to make about $1.8 million next season before becoming a free agent.

 

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