Donovan Mitchell’s ‘crazy’ reaction to Eric Paschall trade to Jazz from Warriors
On Twitter, Mitchell retweeted a photo of him and Paschall when they were younger and playing together on travel teams together on the East Coast. The Jazz’ scorer is still in awe of how far they’ve gone together and how they are now set to play alongside each other in Salt Lake City.
Crazy full circle moment!! Let’s get to it💯💯 https://t.co/IZSC6Zrp5p
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) August 4, 2021
The Warriors sent Eric Paschall to the Jazz on Wednesday in exchange for a top-42 protected second-round pick from the Memphis Grizzlies. The Dubs made the move in order to clear a roster spot as they try to build a contender around Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
Apparently, though, Paschall wanted to be sent to the Jazz to reunite with his childhood friend–and the Dubs were more than happy to oblige.
As mentioned, Paschall and Donovan Mitchell go way back. They grew up as close friends in Westchester County in New York, playing together a lot. While Mitchell was drafted in 2017, Paschall stayed in college before entering the league as a rookie for the Warriors in 2019.
In their first showdown against each other, Paschall noted how no one thought they would be able to make it to the highest level of professional basketball.
We really came from the 914 where no one thought we would make it to the league. Now we both in the NBA! God is good! Love you bro! My brother for life! ✊🏾 https://t.co/x0ARgDaQgc
— Eric Paschall (@epaschall) November 12, 2019
Sure enough, Jazz fans should be excited to see the chemistry the two have developed over the years.