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Report: Portland Trail Blazers Sign Pat Connaughton to Three-Year Deal

The Portland Trail Blazers reached an agreement with guard Pat Connaughton after his strong performance in the Summer League, cementing his basketball career for the next few years.

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The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Pat Connaughton to a three-year deal, with two years guaranteed, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

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]