Update: Since Wojnarowski’s initial report, the Trail Blazers have issued a press release claiming retention of Baldwin through the 2018-19 season:
PORTLAND, Ore. (March 12, 2017) – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Wade Baldwin IV to a standard NBA contract through the 2018-19 season, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
Baldwin, who was originally signed to a two-way contract on Oct. 19, has appeared in one game for the Trail Blazers this season and holds NBA averages of 3.1 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 12.0 minutes in 34 games (one start) over parts of the past two seasons with Memphis and Portland.
The 17th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft out of Vanderbilt, Baldwin, 21, posted averages of 18.2 points (42.2% FG, 23.6% 3-PT, 79.8% FT), 4.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 2.18 steals and 33.8 minutes in 17 games with the NBA G League’s Texas Legends this season.
Original article follows:
The Trail Blazers have signed guard Wade Baldwin IV to a minimum contract through the rest of the 2017-18 season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Wade Baldwin for the rest of the season on a minimum contract, league sources tell ESPN. He was on a two-way contract with Portland.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2018
Baldwin agreed to a two-way contract with the Trail Blazers on Oct. 19. He spent most of the season playing in the G-League, where he averaged 18.2 points per game through 17 contests with the Texas Legends. He was re-called by the Trail Blazers on Jan. 30.
Since then, Baldwin has competed in one game, playing three total minutes.
Baldwin is now playoff-eligible.