Portland Trail Blazers guard Wade Baldwin IV has undergone successful surgery on his right thumb and is expected to miss six weeks, the team announced:
Portland Trail Blazers two-way guard Wade Baldwin underwent successful surgery to repair an ulnar collateral ligament tear in his right thumb, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
The Blazers signed Baldwin to a two-way contract with the NBA G League on Oct. 19.
Baldwin was drafted 17th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2016 after playing his college ball at Vanderbilt.
In his rookie season with the Grizzlies, Baldwin averaged 3.2 points, 1.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game. He shot a paltry 31.3 percent from the field and 13.6 percent from deep.
Baldwin also spent time with the Iowa Energy of the NBA G League (then D-League).
With the Energy, Baldwin averaged 12.9 points, 5.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.