The Portland Trail Blazers have made their second training camp signing, agreeing to terms with forward-center Marquese Chriss, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The 24-year-old big man is working to get back on the court after breaking his leg while playing with Golden State Warriors in December of last year.
Free agent C/F Marquese Chriss has agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Chriss has fully recovered from broken leg last December and will compete for a roster spot in Blazers' camp.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 4, 2021
Charania reports that Chriss is fully recovered from his injury and is ready to participate in camp later this month.
Chriss was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with No. 8 in the 2016 NBA draft and he was immediately the Phoenix Suns. After two years with the Suns, he spent time with the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers before playing the past two seasons with the Warriors.
Standing 6’9 with a 7’1 wingspan, Chriss has recorded career averages of 8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.7 steals.
The Blazers also signed 23-year-old point guard Dennis Smith Jr to training camp deal earlier this week.