Blazers assure Keon Johnson’s third yr of contract
The Portland Path Blazers have exercised the crew possibility of Keon Johnson’s contract for the 23-24 season. Like all contracts rookie Of the gamers chosen within the first spherical of the draft, the capturing guard had two assured seasons and two picked up beneath crew possibility, an possibility that the Oregonians have activated for what can be their third season within the league. The franchise had till October 31 to train this risk, and they’re going to have till the identical date in 2023 to do the identical with the crew possibility of the course 24-25.
Keon was not chosen by the Blazers within the draft, however got here to them after being despatched by the Clippers, the crew that selected him in twenty first place, within the switch that ended Regular Powell and Robert Covington in Los Angeles. The state of affairs of these from Portland, who have been let go on the finish of the course, allowed him to have extra minutes and extra weight on the observe, which he took benefit of to enhance his numbers and common 9.7 factors, 2.9 assists and a pair of.7 rebounds in his 22 video games with the crew, 12 of them as a starter.
This course, with the squad once more ready to, a priori, be extra aggressive, it’s to be anticipated that its significance within the rotation declines. We’ll see nonetheless if Billups chooses to present him minutes and assist him proceed to develop and set up himself within the league.
(Portrait picture: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Photographs)