There’s A New Resident In Rip City

PORTLAND, Ore. – There’s a new resident of Rip City Tuesday.

The Blazers have announced the signing of free-agent forward TJ Leaf to a Two-Way contract.

That means he’ll split his time between Portland and the G-League.

Out of UCLA, Leaf was a first round pick by the Pacers in the 2017 NBA draft.

Here’s more from the Blazers:

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 13, 2021)  The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free-agent forward TJ Leaf to a two-way contract, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

Leaf, 23, holds career averages of 3.3 points (49.1% FG, 34.1% 3-PT, 57.1% FT), 2.0 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 8.7 minutes in 139 games (two starts), all with Indiana. A three-year veteran, Leaf (6-10, 222) was selected with the 18th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Pacers following his freshman season at UCLA.

Traded from Indiana to Oklahoma City ahead of the 2020-21 season, Leaf was waived by the Thunder on December 18.

Leaf will wear No. 18 for the Trail Blazers.

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