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Blazers Praise Caleb Swanigan After Stepping Up Against Pacers

Swanigan’s teammates praised his readiness to contribute, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian writes.

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Caleb Swanigan impressed his Portland Trail Blazers teammates with his 11-point, 10-rebound effort against the Indiana Pacers on Monday. After the game, his temmates raved to Joe Freeman of The Oregonian:

”Big time, big time,” Evan Turner said of Swanigan’s performance. “He stayed ready, stayed focused, showed he’s a true professional. It talks about what type of person and player he is.”

Damian Lillard was confident when Swanigan’s name was called:

”When I heard Coach call his name, I knew he was going to go out there and be prepared,” Damian Lillard said. “He’s smart, he knows what’s going on. It didn’t surprise me.”

Swanigan talks more about his scrapper playstyle in Freeman’s piece, which you can read here.