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2018 NBA Draft: Trail Blazers Trade for Gary Trent Jr.

Dad played in Portland. Now his son will get a chance to prove himself after being selected in the second round.

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The Portland Trail Blazers have traded a pair of second-round picks for Duke guard Gary Trent Jr, selected 37th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft. The Sacramento Kings will two future second-round selections for the 6’6 shooting guard.

Update: The second-round picks have been revealed.

Our own Steve Dewald profiled Trent earlier this month. Among his take-aways:

Trent Jr.’s outside shot isn’t the only thing that is NBA ready, as his sturdy 215-pound frame will hold up well in a grueling 82-game NBA schedule. Thanks to his size at shooting guard, the former Blue Devil is an excellent pound-for-pound rebounder. While his defense lags behind his offense, Trent Jr. has all the tools to become a better defender as he matures.

Here are Trent’s vitals from that profile.

Gary Trent Jr.

  • Height: 6’6”
  • Weight: 215
  • Wingspan: 6’9”
  • Shoots: Right
  • Position: SG
  • Age: 19
  • Projected draft range: 21-49

2017-18 Statistics

  • PPG: 14.5 | Per 40: 17.2
  • APG: 1.4 | Per 40: 1.7
  • RPG: 4.2 | Per 40: 5.0
  • STL: 1.2 | Per 40: 1.4
  • FG%: 41.5
  • 3P%: 40.2
  • FT%: 87.6

And his video highlights: