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Report: Warriors trading Eric Paschall to Jazz, reuniting him with Donovan Mitchell

Eric Paschall and Donovan Mitchell after Golden State Warriors v Utah Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 22: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz and Eric Paschall #7 of the Golden State Warriors embrace following the game on November 22, 2019 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Burgeoning Jazz star Donovan Mitchell took the mic at the draft party of Eric Paschall, his childhood friend from New York. The Warriors had just picked Paschal No. 41 in 2019.

“Bro, you worked your a** off to get here,” Mitchell said. “Don’t let 41 get in your head, bro. I’m telling you, don’t let that s*** get in your head, bro. Real s***, alright? You are one in 450 dudes in this world. Four-hundred and fifty, bro.

“Now look, I’m gonna have to beat your a-- four times a year.”

Mitchell was right: Paschall was a sleeper, making the All-Rookie first team. Mitchell was also right enough: He’s 4-1 head-to-head against Paschall.

But that friendly individual rivalry is ending.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Anthony Slater of The Athletic:

Golden State clears a roster spot and gains a small asset.

The regular-season standard-contract roster limit is 15. The Warriors now have 12 players ticketed for guaranteed salaries. Damion Lee and Mychal Mulder could get kept on their unguaranteed salaries. Golden State also has the mid-level exception available.

Utah gets a serviceable big forward on just a minimum salary – and appease its star player.