Well, this is something. It’s certainly no blockbuster, but it’s not bad, either. Take a look:
We've acquired center Diamond Stone from the Windy City Bulls in exchange for our 2018 third-round pick and the returning player rights to center Henry Sims.— Salt Lake City Stars (@slcstars) January 17, 2018
More info: https://t.co/nlhtwRwCay pic.twitter.com/Rkva0OXrXl
This isn’t Stone’s first stint in Salt Lake---in late 2016, the Los Angeles Clippers sent him to the Stars, where appeared in nine games, averaging 16.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 41% from downtown (7-17).
The Chicago Bulls have traded NOT Nikola Mirotic, but Diamond Stone from the Windy City Bulls to the Salt Lake City Stars for the Stars 2018 Third Round Pick and the rights to Henry Sims. https://t.co/Ih130Dawsz— SLC Dunk (@slcdunk) January 17, 2018
For the Stars’ part, they gave up a third-round pick and some dude. It’s not much, but Stone seems to have at least a little potential. Here are some reactions from Jazz twitter:
I LOVE Diamond Stone. One of the smartest people I interviewed. He wants to be great. I like his skill set. I can see the Jazz calling him up if they trade Favors. LOVE LOVE LOVE this move. https://t.co/V5B2r76Q3t— Spencer Wixom (@JazzJargon) January 17, 2018
The SLC Stars have traded for Diamond Stone — a bold move to bring another Terp to Utah that I have absolutely no biased opinions about— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) January 17, 2018
In acquiring Diamond Stone, the Jazz(@slcstars) have officially landed the best name in basketball... will loom great in the program.— Porter Larsen (@Larsen_ESPN) January 17, 2018
With the trade deadline looming and Derrick Favors probably on the block, it’s not inconceivable to think that Diamond Stone may get some burn on the Jazz after the all-star break.