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Portland Trail Blazers Trade Noah Vonleh To Chicago Bulls

The seldom-played forward was moved for the rights to Milovan Raković.

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The Portland Trail Blazers traded Noah Vonleh to the Chicago Bulls for the rights to Milovan Raković, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Portland also sent cash to Chicago.

Vonleh averaged 3.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in 2.5 seasons in Portland. He started the season injured and fell out of Terry Stotts’ rotation.

The 32-year-old Raković is an approximately 6’10” center. From Serbia, he currently plays in the Swiss Basketball League. He was originally chosen by the Dallas Mavericks as the final pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.

With this move, the Blazers will move just under the luxury tax line, and will receive a small TPE. They are also sending enough cash to pay for Vonleh’s contract. The key to the transaction is the luxury tax: Portland now moves under it, successfully avoiding a larger bill.

NBC Sports Northwest’s Jason Quick reports that the Blazers are done making moves before the deadline.

Blazer’s Edge Managing Editor Dave Deckard will have further analysis of this trade later today.