Utah Jazz trading Joe Ingles as part of 3-team deal
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday that the Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs have agreed to a deal before the NBA trade deadline.
The Utah Jazz are reportedly part of a three-team trade ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Wednesday afternoon that the Jazz have agreed to a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs that will see Utah send Joe Ingles, Elijah Hughes and a second-round draft pick to the Trail Blazers.
The Deseret News has confirmed the deal.
League sources confirm Utah Jazz three-team deal to be done with POR and SAS. Receiving Nickeil Alexander-Walker from Blazers, Juancho Hernangomez from Spurs. Jazz send Joe Ingles, Elijah Hughes, and a second to POR and a second to SAS.— Sarah Todd (@NBASarah) February 9, 2022
In return, the Jazz will get guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker from Portland and forward Juancho Hernangomez from San Antonio.
The Spurs will get guard Tomas Satoransky from Portland and a second-round pick from the Jazz.
It has long been figured that Utah would try to trade Ingles before Thursday’s deadline, as his $13 million contract expires at the end of this season.
His game has declined some but he was still seen as a player who could help a team before he suffered a season-ending ACL tear last month.
Nevertheless, it was still believed that he could be traded to a team that was looking to get off some salary in future years because of his expiring deal.
Hughes has not made much of an impact after being the 39th pick in the 2020 draft, and the picks the Jazz sent were additional cost of moving Ingles’ salary.
A couple of other players involved in the deal have already been traded once before this week.
Both Alexander-Walker and Satoransky were part of the deal that saw CJ McCollum get traded by Portland to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Alexander-Walker, 23, is a 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard who was the 17th overall pick in the 2019 draft.
In three seasons, he has averages of 9.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
Hernangomez, 26, is a 6-foot-9, 214-pound forward who was the 15th overall pick in the 2016 draft.
He has also already been traded once this season, as the Boston Celtics sent him to San Antonio last month.
He has career averages of 5.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.