The Portland Trail Blazers have traded shooting guard Kent Bazemore, Center Anthony Tolliver, and two future second round picks to the Sacramento Kings.
Portland will receive in return forward Trevor Ariza, rookie Wenyen Gabriel, and Caleb Swanigan.
The Blazers will save $12.5 million in the trade and cut their luxury tax in half to $7 million.
Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver were expiring contracts. Ariza has only a partial guarantee on his $12.8 million dollar contract and can be traded in the draft. The Blazers have until June 30th to guarantee his contract.
Ariza will provide 3pt shooting, a solid defensive presence, as well as some veteran leadership. He will likely fit well with Portland.
Caleb Swanigan who was drafted by the Blazers was traded last season at the deadline to the Kings for Skal Labissiere. (Technically then, the Blazers got Skal for free)
Rookie big man Wenyen Gabriel has only played in 11 games this season in limited minutes. He averaged 12 pts and 6.3 rebounds per game in the 2019 Summer League. Prior to the tournament, he put together a 22 point, 1w rebound game against the Warriors in the California Classic. He averaged 19 points and 8.5 rebounds on 54% shooting during the three day tournament.
The deal will go through on Tuesday
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