EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired guard Josh Hart and center Thomas Bryant from the Utah Jazz in exchange for forward Tony Bradley, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka.
Originally selected by the Jazz with this year’s No. 30 draft pick, Hart averaged 18.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists for Villanova in 2016-17. The reigning Big East Player of the Year, Hart tallied 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists through 146 career games for the Wildcats.
Bryant was drafted by Utah with the No. 42 overall selection after recording 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds for Indiana last season. Through 69 career games for the Hoosiers, he averaged 12.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting 59.2 percent from the field.
Drafted by the Lakers at No. 28, Bradley averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in his lone season at North Carolina.