Trail Blazers sign Travis Diener
The Portland Trail Blazers signed free-agent Travis Diener on
Wednesday to fill their final roster spot.
Diener, a 6-foot-1 point guard, played four games for Indiana
earlier this season before undergoing surgery on his big toe. The
Pacers released him on Monday.
The Blazers traded Steve Blake to the Los Angeles Clippers in
the Marcus Camby deal Feb. 16 but have three other point guards on
the roster: Andre Miller, Jerryd Bayless and rookie Patrick
“We’re very happy to have Travis on our roster,” Blazers
general manager Kevin Pritchard said. “He is a veteran point guard
who will be a good complement to our existing backcourt.”
The 28-year-old Diener began his career in Orlando and posted
career-highs of 6.9 points and 3.8 assists in 2007-08 with the