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Blazers acquire Joe Ingles, Elijah Hughes, second-round draft pick in 3-team trade: Report

Portland is sending Nickeil Alexander-Walker to the Utah Jazz and Tomas Satoransky to the Spurs.
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Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers have made another trade, acquiring Joe Ingles, Elijah Hughes and the Memphis Grizzlies' 2022 second-round draft pick in a three-team trade with the Utah Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Blazers are sending Nickeil Alexander-Walker to the Jazz and Tomas Satoransky to the Spurs. Those two players were initially acquired in Tuesday's trade that sent CJ McCollum to the New Orleans Pelicans.

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The full details of Wednesday's trade are as follows, according to Wojnarowski:

  • Blazers get: Joe Ingles, Elijah Hughes, second-round pick
  • Jazz get: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Juancho Hernangomez
  • Spurs get: Tomas Satoransky, second-round pick

The trade is the third move in the past week in which the Blazers have acquired expiring contracts and draft picks. Wrote Wojnarowski: "Blazers get more draft assets and expiring deals to set up the summer — and perhaps more at the deadline."

If Portland doesn't re-sign Ingles or Hughes, this trade will save the Blazers another $5 million in salary next season, according to Eric Griffith, who writes about the Blazers for Willamette Week.

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Ingles, 34, is out for the season with a torn ACL and has a $14 million expiring contract. Elijah Hughes, 23, has a $1.5 million expiring contract. The second-round draft pick is coming from the Jazz, Wojnarowski reported, though the year of the pick and whether it has any protections has not yet been reported.

Ingles, a 6-foot-8, 220 pound forward, averaged 7.2 points and shot a career-low 34.7% from the 3-point line this season for the Jazz. He suffered a torn left ACL on Jan. 30, which ended his season. A career 40.8% 3-point shooter, he's been a fixture in Utah's lineup since he entered the league in 2014. "Don't rule out a future return to the Jazz," Wojnarowski wrote.

Hughes is a 6-5, 215-pound small forward. He was a second-round pick in 2019 and has averaged 2.3 points in 32 career NBA games over the past two seasons.

The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at noon PST.

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