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Stars Acquire Returning Player Rights to Aaron Craft from Warriors

Sep 15, 2016 02:41PM ● By Bryan Scott

Press Release submitted to City Journals

SALT LAKE CITY (September 15, 2016) – The Salt Lake City Stars announced today that they have acquired the returning player rights to guard Aaron Craft, in addition to a 2017 second-round draft pick, from the Santa Cruz Warriors in exchange for the returning player rights to Phil Pressey. 

Craft (6-2, 192, Ohio State) appeared in 30 games for the Warriors, averaging 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 7.3 assists in 35.2 minutes of action. He was a member of the Jazz entry at the 2016 Utah Jazz Summer League (July 4-7) and NBA Summer League (July 8-15) in Las Vegas. Craft also earned 2015 D-League Defensive Player of the Year honors. 

The 25-year-old played four seasons at Ohio State (2010-14), appearing in 148 games, averaging 8.9 points, 4.7 assists and 2.3 steals.

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About the Salt Lake City Stars

The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA D-League team owned and operated by the Utah Jazz, will play their inaugural season in Utah in 2016-17. The Utah Jazz relocated the Boise-based Idaho Stampede in April 2016 after purchasing the team in March 2015 following a single affiliation agreement for the 2014 season. The Stars will play their home games in a family-friendly atmosphere at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. For more information on the Salt Lake City Stars, visit