Draft night for the Portland Trail Blazers was pretty quiet Wednesday night. The Trevor Ariza + 16th pick for Robert Convington that was announced Monday became official.
The Blazers selected power forward/center Isaiah Stewart out of Washington with the 16th pick. Stewart will go to the Rockets in the trade for Covington. (He will then go to Detroit with Ariza for a future 1st rnd pick)
The Blazers, with the 46th pick in the 2nd round, selected Washington State’s CJ Elleby.The 6’6 guard helped guide the cougars offense, averaging 18.4 points and 7.8 rebounds his freshman year. He shot 41% from three.
After his freshman season, he was named first team All-Pack-12. He was the fastest ever player in Cougars history to notch 1,000 points.
He has a lot of work to do on the defensive end of the floor. He is a bit careless guarding opponents and needs to improve his footwork. He needs to focus on making better decisions when it comes to passing the ball, to lower his atrocious assist-turnover ratio.