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Utah Jazz acquiring Eric Paschall from Golden State Warriors for draft pick

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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, is defended by Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall, right

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, is defended by Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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The Utah Jazz aren’t done making moves to refine their roster, but the latest comes in the form of a trade rather than a free agent signing.

The Deseret News confirmed a Wednesday report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Jazz will acquire Eric Paschall from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for a protected future second-round pick.

The pick is a 2026 second-rounder via Memphis that is top-42 protected, according to league sources.

The Athletic’s Tony Jones had previously reported that the Jazz were interested in acquiring Paschall.

Taken 41st overall in the 2019 NBA draft, the 6-foot-6, 255-pound Paschall was named to the All-Rookie First Team. Last season, he averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. More abstractly, he is a versatile player in the frontcourt, something the Jazz still need even after agreeing to sign Rudy Gay and Hassan Whiteside earlier this week.

Adding to Paschall’s value, he and Donovan Mitchell grew up in the same neighborhood and remain incredibly close friends.