PORTLAND, Ore. (July 13, 2022) – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed rookie forward Jabari Walker to a standard NBA contract, it was announced today by General Manager Joe Cronin. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 19-year-old, who was taken by the Blazers with the second last pick in last month’s draft, has shone through three Summer League games, averaging 13 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1 assist.
The Blazers had the power to sign 6’9 Walker to a two-way contract but chose to lock him in on the regular roster.
The former Colorado product is the son of 10-year NBA veteran Samaki Walker who won a title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002.
The Blazers currently have 15 contracted players and one two-way player in Brandon Williams.
Update July 14, 2022
Mike Scotto of HoopsHype provides details on the contract:
Sources: The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Jabari Walker to a three-year, $4.76 million deal, which is fully guaranteed Year 1, partially guaranteed Year 2, and non-guaranteed Year 3, @hoopshype has learned. Portland selected Walker 57th overall in the draft.