The Portland Trail Blazers are currently holding a free agent minicamp for unsigned players, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders. This is not uncommon, and likely a way for the team to evaluate potential Summer League hop-ons. After all, the Blazers cannot make their July trip to Las Vegas without enough hopefuls to fill their roster.
The Portland Trail Blazers are holding a multi-day free agent mini-camp, which started today.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 7, 2016
Among the free agents working out for the Portland Trail Blazers at their mini-camp are Dwight Buycks and (reportedly) LaDontae Henton.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 7, 2016
Two of the reported participants are Dwight Buycks and LaDontae Henton.
Buycks, a past Summer League standout and D-League highlight reel regular, has previous NBA experience with the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers. The guard averaged a career-high 19.3 points per game with the Oklahoma City Blue this season.
Henton, an undrafted Providence product in 2015, spent the last year in the Spanish League with Baloncesto Sevilla. The undersized forward averaged 19.7 points per game as a college senior, but saw his production drop significantly in a smaller role overseas.