SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Stars are getting a gem of a player.
The Stars have acquired Diamond Stone from the Windy City Bulls in exchange for SLC's 2018 third-round pick and the returning player rights to center Henry Sims. Relatedly, the Utah Jazz's G-League affiliate also announced that it has waived guard Dakarai Allen.
Stone has a nice game to go with his unique name. The 6-foot-11 center was originally drafted in the second round (40th overall) by the New Orleans Pelicans before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. He played in seven games as a rookie last season with the Clippers.
In 13 G-League games this season, the Maryland product averaged 13.9 points and 5.7 rebounds.
Stone has played with this SLC squad in the past. He averaged 16.9 points and 8.1 rebounds in nine games while with the Stars pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.
Sims averaged 17.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 25 games with SLC last season. The 6-foot-10 big man is currently playing professionaly in Italy with Vanoli Basket.
Allen has seen action in 27 games with the Stars this year, averaging 3.4 points and 2.0 rebounds.