AUGUST 7: The trade is official, the Warriors announced in a press release. As detailed below, the deal sends Paschall to Utah in exchange for the Grizzlies’ 2026 second-round pick, which the Jazz had just acquired in a separate deal. That pick reportedly has top-42 protection.
AUGUST 4: The Warriors have agreed to trade forward Eric Paschall to the Jazz in exchange for a future protected second-round pick, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). That pick will be Memphis’ 2026 second-rounder, with top-42 protection, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic (Twitter link).
Paschall, 24, has spent his first two NBA seasons in Golden State after being selected with the 41st overall pick in the 2019 draft and has been a regular rotation player for the team during that time. In 100 career games with the Warriors, he has averaged 12.2 PPG and 4.0 RPG on .497/.301/.755 shooting in 23.5 minutes per contest.
After a strong rookie year, Paschall’s numbers dipped a little in 2020/21 and he missed a chunk of the season due to a hip injury. Slater suggested in May that the big man’s future with the organization might be “tenuous,” and it looks like he was right. The deal will open up a roster spot and should create a small amount of tax savings for the Warriors.
Paschall will get a chance for a fresh start in Utah, providing frontcourt depth and playing alongside his close friend Donovan Mitchell. The two players grew up together in Westchester County, New York.
Paschall is technically earning the veteran’s minimum this season, but he can’t be absorbed using the minimum-salary exception because his contract was a three-year deal. Since Utah isn’t sending out any salary in the deal, the team will use one of its trade exceptions to take on Paschall’s $1.78MM salary. The exception created in last year’s Tony Bradley trade still has $2MM+ left on it and will expire soon, making it the best fit.
Tony Jones of The Athletic first identified Paschall as a Jazz trade target on Monday.
56 thoughts on “Warriors Trade Eric Paschall To Jazz”
That pick will be Memphis’ 2026 second-rounder, with top-42 protection,
Luxury tax relief. Shame because Paschall was a good contributor when healthy.
Luxury tax relief? He was on a minimum contract.
Minimum contracts in their third year are a little more expensive than newly-signed ones though — the savings won’t be significant, but they’ll save a bit of money.
Minimum contracts for a 2nd round pick are lower then a vet min.
I assume this is because they had one remaining roster spot if they are keeping D Lee, and they want both a backup PG and one more center, or another stretch 4 I believe. They still have the MLE so I would expect they are probably signing 2 more players. I think they target Mannion and Jessup as 2-way, but I am not sure if Mannion needs a roster spot unless they renounce on his QO or if he can 2-way again. Thats 15 plus 2 2-ways. Otherwise its Mannion plus one FA and one more 2-way player who could be a depth center.
Sign an undrafted rookie，Warriors save $0.9 million base salary plus $4.6 million tax
The main reason is that Warriors waste a roster spot on him
Clearing a roster spot for a signing… Baynes or Reggie Jackson ?
I think all warriors fans saw this one coming. Unfortunately Paschall didn’t fit in their system. Too small to play 5 and not a good enought 3pt shooter to stretch the floor as a 4.
He’ll do well in Utah with his homie Mitchell.
Opens up another roster spot for the dubs, let’s see what they do!
Agreed, I always thought he fell behind on the depth chart a little too much. Has promise, but also they need more, possibly a guard, more than they need EP. Clears salary too.
Green don’t either they should have been traded him
“Green don’t either they should have been traded him.”
What are you talking about?
Green don’t either they should have been traded him
Clearing that enormous $1,782,621 minimum salary. Right.
Now clearing Draymond’s $24M salary, that would be far more difficult.
Yea but he is garbage he can’t do nothing
Who wants the NBAs best defender who despite his size can shut down players like Jokic 1 on 1? Dude might have more offense in him as well shooting .1000/.1000/.1000 at the olympics, and not taking the offseason off might be good for his shooting.
.1000 is actually 10%…to represent 100% it would be 1.000.
Why would you want to trade Draymond?
In repeater tax world that saves over 6 million
Not enough minutes at center with small ball Green, Wiseman, and Loon. New guys are all like 6’8″-6’10” so they have more size already. Paschall just couldnt work his game to get minutes at the 4.
should have packaged him with oubre for buddy hield
Klay,Otto,Bjelica,Poole,Kuminga,Moody would be pretty solid.
did u just say klay would come off the bench??
Like Klay’s not going to have major minute limits and rust for the first half of the season??
Should have asked for Udoka Azubuike in return. They make nearly the same Salary and I’ve read that the Jazz head coach was not thrilled with his Selection in the Draft last year, plus they just Signed Hassan Whiteside. Jazz don’t need Azubuike.
GSW probably gunning for Milsap.
I would rather have paschal than milsap
Huh? Paschal wants to 3-D player. Millsap would be much better.
Then you are bad at player evaluation, glad you aren’t running the team lol
And what your player evaluation superior?
Iggy and a guard plus a C on 2-way! You heard it here first.
Two of Ingles, Josh Hart, Danny Green, Lou Williams, Iggy, Chriss, Milsap, Baynes or Kaminsky. I think they can get any two of them PLUS whatever an Oubre SNT brings in…tbh thats a good offseason.
Perfect offseason would be that I’d prefer they split up Wiggins money between 2-3 good players, but that’s a tough move in itself.
They do need Azubuike to backup Gobert. Whiteside wont play for long
Unless there is another move coming I don’t understand this move. A good young player who can score for nothing. Makes no sense.
Uh, it makes perfect sense. He’s buried on the depth chart and makes some money. The roster spot can be better used on someone else.
He wasn’t going to get many minutes with Porter and Bjelica coming in. They likely have a PG or C targeted for that roster spot. And they did get a 2nd round pick (same as he was) which is not nothing.
They traded Paschall now for Paschall later.
Jazz got lucky with this deal. He has shown flashes of being a good roll player. Injuries hurt him last season when he was starting to be a force.
He gets to take the Georges Niang role? Hems about to ball out this year
Niang can hit the 3 Paschall can’t
Wrong. He can.
Love this move for Utah. He is a good young player to come off the bench, and he makes smart basketball decisions. He’s a NOVA guy. Of course he does.
Always liked this guy, good luck Eric!
Damn, twitter just blew up about a Wiggins-Simmons trade, maybe its really only going to be Wiggins and a couple second rounders for Simmons??!!?
GSW leading up to another deal by clearing space and roster spot..stay tuned for the Sullivan update
Remember all those warriors fans including paschal in their wild trades saying he is valuable and blah blah blah…heavily protected second round pick…how’s the crow taste?
Ummm…Nobody was saying that. I guess you missed on that one.
Is this your first time here? Super fans on this site have been doing it for months
That crow is all mine. I’ll confess that I talked up almost everything on this site considering the Warriors. I have egg on my face x 1000. I know that for sure.
For some reason I wasn’t that high on Eric paschall. He was an older guy coming out of college four full years I believe, so he’s peeking now as far as ability but not experience. He’s only 6 7 but he’s strong. He’s like a small ball 4 but his defense is not there. He’s a good depth of piece.
I think we were including him on every deal because we needed him out of San Francisco. He wasn’t what we hoped he would be which was a steal in the second round. First-round Talent drafted #41. Just didn’t work out.
Due to the repeater tax, the Warriors save 12 million by moving off his contract. There’s a reason for everything. Paschalls a good player, but he didn’t fit the Warriors system. He’s a RFA next year and was good as gone.
He might be listed at 255 lbs but he looks a lot closer to a biscuit shy of 3-Bills.
Curious why they would trade a young,
Cheap guy who performed decently (above his draft slot) for less than where they even drafted him?
That roster spot was more valuable to a guy with more upside than Eric paschall. With Eric what-you-see-is-what-you-get. Not much upside.
Another thought could be his position. With Otto Porter Jr and the other guy from The Kings that I don’t know how to spell his name, the Warriors have plenty of guys for small ball four or the three. There just wasn’t going to be minutes for Eric paschall. They need to fill that roster spot with another ball-handling guard.
Paschall hasnt been anywhere close to the defender he seemed he would be before his draft. GS has other bigs they need to give priority to there, and he should give Utah some versatility and offense from that 5/4 spot behind Gobert, and with Azibuke as their other big option. I wasnt sure about moving Favors, but they’ve done well adding Rudy Gay and Paschall to fill needs they’ve had for a while
Love this trade! He’s who I wanted in the Ingles trade. Getting him for a 2nd rounder was brilliant timing! Should continue to develop under Jazz coaching and with Donovan encouraging him. Plus, should help Donovan’s continued leadership development. They should be good for each other and the team. Well done!
This is BS for the Warriors