The Portland Trail Blazers have informed the media via text message that they have waived center Steven Hill and forward Raymond Sykes. The moves reduce Portland's training camp roster to 16 players.
Both cuts were expected as the players were in camp on non-guaranteed contracts. Sykes was first named to the training camp roster back on Sept. 22. Hill was a late addition, arriving in town on Oct. 11, shortly after Jeff Pendergraph went down with a season-ending ACL tear.
The Blazers must make one more cut prior to the start of the regular season to get down to the 15-man roster maximum. Point guard Patty Mills is the most obvious candidate to be waived, barring any late-breaking trades that open a roster spot. Mills has only appeared in 3 preseason games, averaging just 4.3 minutes in those appearances.
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