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.
Sacramento is trading No. 37 pick Gary Trent to Portland, league sources say.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 22, 2018
Portland will send Sacramento to two future second-round picks for Trent, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/epxA4sHMS5— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2018
Update: The second-round picks have been revealed.
The future second round picks used to acquire Gary Trent Jr. from Sacramento are the better of the Lakers/Timberwolves seconds in 2019 and the Heat 2021 second.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) June 22, 2018
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
- 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: