Blazers Send Victor Claver, Joel Freeland Down To D-League's Idaho Stampede

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Portland Trail Blazers rookies Victor Claver and Joel Freeland have been assigned to the D-League's Idaho Stampede.

The Portland Trail Blazers have assigned rookies Victor Claver and Joel Freeland to the D-League's Idaho Stampede for two games over the next two days.

The Portland Trail Blazers have assigned forwards Victor Claver and Joel Freeland to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Trail Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey.

The two players will join the Stampede today, Dec. 14, and will be active in advance of the team's contests against the Santa Cruz Warriors tonight and tomorrow, Dec. 15, in Boise.

Claver played with the Stampede on Dec. 7 and 8, posting averages of 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.00 steal and 33.5 minutes in the two contests. Claver has appeared in six games with Portland this season, and averages 0.8 points, 1.5 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 10.2 minutes per contest. Claver was selected by the Trail Blazers with the 22nd pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, and signed with Portland on July 11, 2012.

In 12 games this year with the Trail Blazers, Freeland is averaging 2.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 10.2 minutes per game. Freeland signed with Portland on July 13, 2012, after being selected by the Trail Blazers with the 30th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.

Claver has started the last two games for the Blazers in the absence of guard Wesley Matthews. Freeland received DNP-CDs the last two games.

Claver and fellow rookie Will Barton were sent down last week.

One cool new feature this year: D-League games stream live on YouTube. Upcoming events can be found right here. Both Friday night's game and Saturday night's game are on the lineup of scheduled events.

The Blazers next play on Sunday against the New Orleans Hornets at the Rose Garden.

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

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