Pelicans and Trail Blazers agreed on a trade, involving McCollum and Satoransky

2022-02-08 15:26
Credit: AFP, USA TODAY Sports-Scanpix
Credit AFP, USA TODAY Sports-Scanpix

Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans have agreed upon a trade - CJ McCollum, Larry Nance, and Tony Snell are on the way to the Pelicans, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

New Orleans club is sending Josh Hart, Tomas Satoransky, Nickel Alexander-Walker, Didi Louzada, 2022 protected first-round pick, and two future second-round picks to the Blazers, via the report.

Trail Blazers star guard McCollum, 30, is averaging 20.5 points, 4.5 assists, and 4.3 rebounds in 36 starts in 2021-22. He missed 18 games earlier this season with a collapsed right lung sustained in a December 4 loss to the Boston Celtics.

C.J. McCollum

C.J.  McCollum
Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Position: PG, SG
Age: 30
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 89 kg
Birth place: Canton, United States of America

McCollum, the 10th overall pick in 2013 and the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2015-16, owns career averages of 19.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists over 564 duels (467 starts). He ranks second in Blazers history with 1,297 career 3-pointers, trailing longtime backcourt partner Damian Lillard (2,143).

Portland made the playoffs in each of McCollum's first eight seasons but enters Tuesday night's game vs. Orlando in 11th place in the West with a 21-33 record, a half-game behind the Pelicans (21-32).

Larry Nance and Tony Snell are contributing with 6.9 and 2.6 points accordingly this season.

For their part, Tomas Satoransky is posting 2.8 points, 2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, while Hart and Alexander-Walker are registering 13.4 and 12.8 points respectively.

The 30-year-old Satoransky joined Pelicans on August 8, 2021, via the trade. He played there 32 games in total. Before the stint with Pelicans, Satoransky was a member of the Washington Wizards (2016-19) and Chicago Bulls (2019-21).

The Czech has NBA career numbers of 7 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 4 assists over 365 matches.

More on New Orleans Pelicans moves at the trade deadline here.

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