Juan Toscano-Anderson is headed to Salt Lake City. On Wednesday (February 8), the fourth-year player was dealt by the Los Angeles Lakers in a three-team trade that involved the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In the trade, the Jazz is receiving Toscano-Anderson, Russell Westbrook, Damian Jones, and a 2027 Lakers first-round pick (top-four protected). The Lakers get D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, and Jarred Vanderbilt from the Timberwolves. The Timberwolves land Mike Conley, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, and draft picks.
Toscano-Anderson played 30 games with the Lakers and averaged 2.7 points and two rebounds per game playing an average of 12 minutes per contest. He signed with the Lakers in July 2022, two weeks after winning the 2022 NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors. It was his third season with the Dubs.
Plenty of NBA fans were sad to see Toscano-Anderson go after such a short stint with the Lakers.
Some Latines in Utah were quick to welcome him and ready to give him a tour of the state.
Others wished him good luck with his new team.
There were also Warriors fans that thought that maybe they could bring him back to California if things didn’t work out in Utah.
Then, of course, there were fans of Juan Toscano-Anderson who were upset that the trade was made.
However things turn out, we’re sending Toscano-Anderson positive vibes for the next chapter of his NBA career. How can you not root for a player with such a big heart?