In an effort to add more potential depth, the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to training camp deals with Gary Payton II, Chinanu Onuaku and Cam Oliver according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi.
Chinanu Onuaku, Cam Oliver and Gary Payton II have agreed to training camp deals with Portland, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 3, 2018
Of course, with a training camp deal, none of these three players are guaranteed a final roster spot, especially with 15 players already under contract for Portland.
The Blazers do also have two two-way slots they could fill but it remains to be seen whether this is the course of action they decide to take once training camp concludes in over a month.
Of the trio prepared to come in on training camp deals, Gary Payton II figures to be the most intriguing. Payton II recently held down a stint with the Los Angeles Lakers that lasted a short 11 games. While the 25-year-old was a standout during his collegiate days at Oregon State, Payton II has failed to find a niche in the NBA.
With Portland already possessing a slew of guards, his odds of making the team’s final roster remain slim and the same goes for Oliver and Onuaku, though a G-League roster spot is certainly more plausible.