Update: The Blazers announced Mar. 18 the contract is through the 2018-19 season, not just through the remainder of the 2017-18 season:
PORTLAND, Ore. (March 18, 2018) – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed center Georgios Papagiannis to a contract through the 2018-19 season, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
Originally signed to a 10-day contract on March 8, Papagiannis holds career averages of 4.2 points (51.0% FG, 85.7% FT), 3.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 12.4 minutes in 38 games over two seasons with the Sacramento Kings.
Selected by Phoenix with the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft out of Greece, Papagiannis, 20, was dealt to Sacramento in a draft day trade.
In 33 games over two seasons with the NBA G League’s Reno Bighorns, Papagiannis (7-2, 240) posted averages of 13.7 points (51.3% FG, 77.2% FT), 8.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 2.24 blocked shots and 30.6 minutes.
Original article follows:
The Portland Trail Blazers will sign center Georgios Papagiannis for the rest of the season, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
The Portland Trail Blazers are signing 7-footer Georgios Papagiannis for the rest of the season, league source tells ESPN. He recently signed a 10-day with Blazers after Kings waived him at trade deadline.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 17, 2018
ESPN’s Bobby Marks made note of Portland’s payroll after they signed guard Wade Baldwin earlier this week:
The Trail Blazers are still $232K below the luxury tax after the Wade Baldwin signing. Portland can still sign a player to a rest of the season contract and stay below the tax.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) March 12, 2018
Papagiannis signed a 10-day contract with Portland on Mar. 6 after being waived by the Sacramento Kings at the trade deadline. Since he was waived prior to Mar. 1, he is playoff eligible.
The big man was the No. 13 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He’s appeared in just 38 career games, averaging 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.
He has yet to appear in a game for the Blazers.