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Blazers Newcomer Gabriel, ‘I just got Woj’d’

The initial trade report for the Trail Blazers and Kings transaction included a typo for 22-year-old forward Wenyen Gabriel.

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The frenzy of information that transpired following the trade between the Trail Blazers and Kings featured a notable typo. Wenyen Gabriel, a 22-year-old forward, was listed as Wendell in the initial report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Wojnarowski corrected his typo four minutes later, but Gabriel had already caught wind of the misspelling. The former Kentucky standout delivered a playful response to the report.

Current Blazers forward Mario Hezonja will share a common bond with his new teammate. Hezonja has had a pair of memorable moments with Wojnarowski. The first occurred when it was initially reported that Hezonja signed with the Blazers, not the Knicks, in the summer of 2018. In the summer of 2019, Hezonja’s name was misspelled when he reached an agreement to come to Portland.

Gabriel, along with Trevor Ariza and Caleb Swanigan, is set to arrive in Portland after the trade becomes official on Tuesday.