Eric Paschall will reportedly remain in the NBA after all.
In recent days, there were rumors that the former Utah Jazz forward was eyeing a move overseas, which he publicly shot down on Twitter.
Then on Friday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Paschall has agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he’ll join former Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert.
Free agent F Eric Paschall has agreed to a one-year deal with Minnesota, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 29, 2022
Multiple outlets later reported that the deal will be a two-way contract, meaning Paschall will split time between the Timberwolves and their NBA G League team, the Iowa Wolves.
That is somewhat surprising given Paschall’s career production to this point. The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder had an interesting lone season with the Jazz during the 2021-22 campaign, as he appeared in just 58 games and averaged just 5.8 points and 1.8 rebounds, but he brought a small ball center option Utah didn’t otherwise have.
The longtime best friend of Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell, Paschall had been acquired in a trade with the Golden State Warriors last offseason in exchange for a second-round draft pick.
Utah opted to not extend him a qualifying offer this offseason, which would have made him a restricted free agent and given the Jazz the chance to match any offer he received from another team.