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Portland signs guard Jaylen Adams to replace Ariza

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The Portland Trail Blazers bring in the G-League’s runner-up MVP to replace Trevor Ariza for the remainder of the season .

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks-Media Day Milwaukee Journal-USA TODAY NETWORK

The Portland Trail Blazers have replaced Trevor Ariza with a little-known point guard as the team prepares for a last-ditch run at the playoffs in Orlando.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Blazers secured the services of Jaylen Adams who has spent the 2019-20 season with the Wisconsin Herd where he was the G League’s runner up MVP.

He had previously signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks but was cut during the 2019-20 training camp.

Adams spent the previous season with the Atlanta Hawks after going undrafted out of St Bonaventure in 2018.

Adams recorded averages of 20.9 points, 5.2 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 3.7 turnovers in 34 games with the Herd this season.