The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Pat Connaughton to a three-year deal, with two years guaranteed, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.
I missed the news that Pat Connaughton signed a 3-year deal with Portland. Two years guaranteed. Great story. Baseball likely on hold now.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 18, 2015
Connaughton was the 41st overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Brooklyn Nets out of Notre Dame. He was traded on draft day, along with Mason Plumlee, for Portland's first round draft pick Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Steve Blake. He averaged 7.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.6 steals in five games for the Blazers in Las Vegas.
Connaughton surprised scouts at the NBA Draft Combine, where he had a reported 44-inch vertical jump.
[Thanks, as always, to Dan Graves, who posted this first in the Fanshots]