Blazers, Jazz & Spurs Complete Three-Team Trade
The Portland Trail Blazers acquired injured veteran Joe Ingles from the Utah Jazz as part of a three-team deal Wednesday that also included the Spurs.
The Blazers also received Elijah Hughes and a second-round pick from the Jazz, who got Nickeil Alexander-Walker from the Blazers and Juancho Hernangomez from the Spurs.
Portland gave away Tomas Satoransky to San Antonio, which also got a 2027 draft pick from Utah.
Ingles’ $13 million contract expires after the season; he tore his left ACL last month. Ingles played 45 games this season—his eighth in the league—with the Jazz, averaging 7.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
“Today hurts … I knew it was a possibility but didn’t want to believe it, we have been lucky to call this place home for 8 years! I got a lot more to say, but I’m going to have a beer & relax with some good friends. Go get a win fellas! I’ll always be watching,” Ingles said on Twitter.
Today hurts… I knew it was a possibility but didn’t want to believe it, we have been lucky to call this place home for 8 years!
I got a lot more to say, but I’m going to have a beer & relax with some good friends..
Go get a win fellas! I’ll always be watching ❤️
— Joe Ingles (@Joeingles7) February 10, 2022
Hughes, in his second season, averaged 3.1 points in 14 games for the Jazz this season. Alexander-Walker and Satoransky were traded to Portland a day earlier in the deal that sent longtime Blazers guard CJ McCollum to New Orleans.
In addition to McCollum, Larry Nance Jr. and Tony Snell were also dealt to New Orleans in exchange for Josh Hart, Satoransky, Alexander-Walker, Didi Louzada, and draft picks.
Alexander-Walker has struggled to find consistency in his first three seasons in the league, and he’s averaging 12.8 points this season. Satoransky played in 32 games for the Pelicans this season, averaging 2.8 points and 2.4 assists in 15 minutes a game.