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Trail Blazers Sign CJ Elleby

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The rookie’s contract is a 2-year minimum.

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The Portland Trail Blazers have signed draft pick CJ Elleby to a two-year minimum contract, reports Jason Quick of the Athletic. Portland drafted Elleby with the 46th pick in the NBA draft. Per the team press release, Elleby will don the number 16.

Recent days brought speculation as to what type of contract Elleby would be awarded. The Washington State standout seemed ripe for a two-way contract, given the loosening of two-way restrictions for the upcoming season. Two-way contracts for 2020-21 allow for players to be active for up to 50 games, instead of being limited to 45 overall days. The team’s announcement and clarification by Quick solidifies the prospects for the upcoming season’s roster.