Jordan Poole and Chris Paul were exchanged in a blockbuster trade between the Golden State Warriors and the Washington Wizards, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium on Thursday.
Patrick Baldwin Jr. has been added to the deal, according to Charania, who will be reporting during the NBA Draft (on Thursday night).
Then, according to Charania, the Warriors would select former Indiana Hoosiers player Trayce Jackson-Davis with the 57th overall choice from the Wizards.
The Athletic’s Anthony Slater provided additional insight behind the trade of Baldwin Jr. to the Wizards.
Via Slater: “The Warriors, per @ShamsCharania , are essentially flipping the Patrick Baldwin Jr. roster spot (and first round contract) for Trayce Jackson-Davis on a cheaper second round contract. Older prospect. This part of CP-Poole trade will be judged on which player is better quicker.”
Baldwin Jr., who was selected with the 28th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, played in 31 games for the Warriors this past regular season.
The 20-year-old shot 39.4% from the field and 38.1% from beyond the arc for 3.9 points and 1.3 rebounds per game on average.
Jackson-Davis had a terrific career in Bloomington, Indiana, playing four seasons for the Hoosiers.
In addition to shooting 58.1% from the field, the 22-year-old concluded his senior season with averages of 20.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.9 blocks per game.