Blazers assign 2 to D-league

The Trail Blazers have assigned rookies Will Barton and Victor

Claver to Portland’s development league affiliate, the Idaho


Barton has played in 16 games for the Blazers this season,

averaging 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game. The

guard was the 40th pick in the June draft out of Memphis.

Claver, a 6-foot-10 forward from Spain, was selected by the

Blazers in the 2009 draft and signed with the team this summer. He

has appeared in four games this season, averaging 5.8 minutes with

0.3 points and one rebound per game.