The Portland Trail Blazers waived center Chinanu Onuaku, forward Cam Oliver, and guard Gary Payton II Saturday, leaving both spots for their two way contracts open. The three were signed last month to training camp contracts.
After the cuts, the Blazers roster is trimmed down to 15 ahead of the regular season home opener against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Payton, Oliver, and Chinanu played in three preseason games, in limited minutes. Payton made the least impact. Cam Oliver and Chinanu Onuaku had better odds of making the team, seeing that the Blazers front court is razor thin.
The moves show that the Blazer are perhaps waiting to see what players other teams cut before filling their two way spots.