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Blazers Sign Hollis-Jefferson for the Rest of the Season

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After consecutive 10-day contracts, the Trail Blazers have signed Rondae Hollis-Jefferson for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.

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The Portland Trail Blazers have signed forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson for the rest of the season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The announcement follows Hollis-Jefferson’s two 10-day contracts, signed on April 8 and April 18.

Since joining the team, Hollis Jefferson has provided another defensive-minded body for the Trail Blazers while averaging 3.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists on the offensive side of the ball.

Over his career, Hollis-Jefferson has averaged 9.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.9 steals during stints with the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors.

Portland initially took Hollis-Jefferson with the No. 23 pick in the 2015 draft before trading him and Steve Blake to the Nets for Mason Plumlee and the rights to Pat Connaughton.

A team can sign a player to two 10-day contracts in one season. After the second 10-day contract, the team can only retain the player by signing him for the remainder of the season.