MARCH 26: The trade is official, according to a press release from the Raptors.
MARCH 25: The Raptors are trading guard Matt Thomas to the Jazz for a future second-round pick, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets. The pick will be the Warriors’ 2021 second-rounder that was owed to Utah, Blake Murphy of The Athletic tweets.
Thomas provides the Jazz with another shooter off the bench. Thomas, 26, made his NBA debut last season, appearing in 41 games and averaging 4.9 PPG in 10.7 MPG. He’s appeared in 26 games this season, averaging 2.7 PPG in 7.4 MPG. However, the 6’4” Thomas has knocked down 45.7% of his 3-point attempts over the last two seasons.
Thomas is making approximately $1.52MM. The Jazz will have to decide by the start of free agency whether to guarantee his $1.78MM salary next season.
Utah will use a $3,542,060 traded player exception to absorb Thomas’ salary, ESPN’s Bobby Marks tweets. The Jazz had an open roster spot.
Toronto will generate a $1.5MM TPE through this transaction. The Raptors also open up a roster spot, which they may need if they deal Kyle Lowry by the trade deadline.
11 thoughts on “Jazz Acquire Matt Thomas From Raptors”
Thomas can shoot, but I’m still surprised he was able to generate a return.
I’m glad Utah made this francise altering move. Definitely increases their chances of winning a championship exponentially!
My trade grade
Haha why? The raptors got something for an undrafted free agent with one skill
I’ll be 100% honest, I had never heard of this guy before right now.
He’s a bench shooter.
So not Baynes,Thomas and a pick for Bamba, but Thomas for second rounders????
None of your trade proposals make any sense. Why would the Magic trade a young player with potential for two castoffs?
Ah yes. Matt Thomas, an unsung hero on the Lakers’ 2017 Summer League Champ team.
And the 2015/16 Iowa State team with 6 upperclass future NBA players.
Matt Thomas is a guy that can shot 3 pointers, going to a team that leads the league in 3 pointers