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Pat Connaughton Contract Decision Delayed Until End of August

The Trail Blazers have given themselves extra time to decide if they will keep or waive shooting guard Pat Connaughton.

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The determination of Pat Connaughton’s fate with the Portland Trail Blazers has been put on hold, according to Joe Freeman of The Oregonian. Connaughton’s non-guaranteed contract was set to become fully guaranteed if the Trail Blazers did not waive him before July 25, but he and the team agreed to push the deadline out to August 31, giving themselves more than a month before a decision must come.

Connaughton is the only player on roster without a fully guaranteed deal for the 2017-18 season and, as such, he is on the chopping block to be waived if the Trail Blazers wish to sign a free agent to the $5.2 million taxpayer mid-level exception, filling their final slot that he currently occupies.