The Portland Trail Blazers have selected Arizona small forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson with the 23rd selection of the 2015 NBA Draft but Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski suggests he may be on the move already.
Brooklyn, Portland discussing a trade for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Stay tuned.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 26, 2015
Blazers love Hollis-Jefferson, so unclear if they'll be willing to part with him in a deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 26, 2015
Hollis-Jefferson is a powerful defender and fantastic transition player who averaged 10.9 points and 6.8 rebounds last season for the Wildcats as a sophomore.
He was First Team All-Pac-12 last season, as well as First Team All-Pac-12 All-Defensive last season as one of the premier wing defenders in the nation. He averaged almost a steal and a half a game, as well as one block per game, leading Arizona's strong defensive unit.
Scouts have said that Hollis-Jefferson can guard virtually any position, and he regularly guarded the opposing team's best player, including 2015 1st Round picks Frank Kaminsky, Delon Wright, and Sam Dekker.