Blazers: Travis Diener Signing Official

via www.nba.com

Travis Diener cleared waivers and the Blazers were able to formally announce his signing this afternoon.  Here's the press release.

TRAIL BLAZERS SIGN TRAVIS DIENER

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent guard Travis Diener, it was announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard.

"We're very happy to have Travis on our roster," said Pritchard. "He is a veteran point guard who will be a good complement to our existing backcourt."

Diener (6-1, 175) holds career averages of 4.9 points, 1.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 15.1 minutes in 174 games (21 starts) during his five NBA seasons with Orlando and Indiana.

The 28-year-old Diener played in four games for Indiana during the 2009-10 season, averaging 0.8 points, 0.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 6.3 minutes. He underwent surgery to repair an injury to his left big toe on Nov. 20.

After playing his first two NBA seasons in Orlando, Diener posted career highs of 6.9 points, 1.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 20.5 minutes in 2007-08, his first of three seasons with Indiana.

A three-time All-Conference USA selection at Marquette University, Diener was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 38th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft.

Diener becomes the 15th player on Portland's roster and will wear No. 27.

 

Check back this afternoon for a lengthy analysis of everyone's favorite lightning rod: Jerryd Bayless.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter 

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