The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that they’re keeping 6’4 wing Keljin Blevins as their second two-way contract signing for the 2021-22 season. Blevins will join Louisiana State forward Trendon Watford as Portland’s two-way flex players.
Blevins filled the same role for the Blazers during their 2020-21 campaign. He appeared in 17 games, averaging 0.7 points and 0.6 rebounds in 4.4 minutes of play. Portland is Blevins’ only NBA stop.
Blevins is the cousin of Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard.
Two-way players are “extra” signings in addition to the normal 15-man roster for each franchise. They are free to play in the NBA and G-League but remain under their team’s control in either case. Other franchises cannot sign them away.
Two-way players are eligible to play up to 50 of their team’s 82 regular-season games. They earn a flat salary equal to one half of the NBA rookie minimum, which works out to around $462,000.
The Blazers’ announced Blevins’ status while celebrating their training camp contracts, which include Marquese Chriss, Quinn Cook, Patrick Patterson, and Dennis Smith, Jr.
Training camp begins with Media Day next Monday, September 27th.