Amick: Blazers Rookie Forward Luke Babbitt Assigned To Idaho Stampede Of The D-League

Sam Amick of AOL Fanhouse reports that the Portland Trail Blazers will assign rookie forward Luke Babbitt to the team's D-League affiliate, the Idaho Stampede. ------------------------- The Portland Trail Blazers rookie, taken 16th overall by Minnesota out of the University of Nevada-Reno in June is, according to the sources, expected to be in uniform when the Stampede host Dakota on Wednesday night. ------------------------- Babbitt has played just 30 minutes total so far this season, averaging 0.8 points and 0.5 rebounds a game. He hasn't appeared in a game for the Blazers since Nov. 28 and was moved to the inactive list to make way for rehabilitated center Joel Przybilla. Update: Jason Quick of The Oregonian tweets, "Blazers GM Rich Cho says Luke Babbitt will play in six games with Idaho Stampede, starting tonight. Should return to the Blazers on Dec. 20." -- Ben Golliver | | Twitter