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