Report: Jazz trade Royce O'Neale to Nets for 2023 1st-round pick

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The Utah Jazz are trading forward Royce O'Neale to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for a 2023 first-round pick, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Brooklyn will move either their own 2023 first-rounder, Houston's first, or Philadelphia's first, depending on which pick is lowest that year, Wojnarowski notes.

O'Neale is being acquired using Brooklyn's $11.3-million trade exception created from the James Harden blockbuster with the Philadelphia 76ers last season, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.

The small forward averaged 7.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 77 starts for Utah last season while regularly being tasked with defending the opposition's top wing option.

O'Neale's contract runs through the 2023-24 season, though the final year of his deal is only partially guaranteed for $2.5 million.

Utah finished last season fifth in the West with a 49-33 record and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Dallas Mavericks in six games.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn is set to embark on a chaotic offseason. Nets superstar forward Kevin Durant recently asked for a trade out of Brooklyn.

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Report: Jazz trade Royce O'Neale to Nets for 2023 1st-round pick
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