BYU basketball: Yoeli Childs traded by the Salt Lake City Stars

For a few months in 2022, former BYU Cougars basketball star Yoeli Childs played professionally in his home state for Utah Jazz’s NBA G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars.

After a trade on Friday, the chances of Childs returning to the Stars seem slim.

Salt Lake City traded the rights of returning G League players from Childs, as well as high-scoring goaltender Carsen Edwards, to the Greensboro Swarm in exchange for the rights of returning players to Tyler Cook and Chudier Bile.

What does this mean for Childs and the other three actors involved in the deal for that matter?

With the way the G League is set up, players are allowed to sign contracts elsewhere in the world, but if they return to the G League, they must go to the team that has their returning player rights.

The Stars had acquired Childs’ return player rights in January from Capital City Go-Go, the G League affiliate of the Washington Wizards.

The Go-Go had held his return player rights since 2020, although he played in Germany and for the Los Angeles Lakers summer league team in 2021 before joining Salt Lake City.

After joining the Stars, Childs appeared in 23 games with 14 starts and averaged 15.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.

Childs is back in Germany this season, playing for the Hamburg Towers, whose season started on September 28.

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