Age: 22 Height: 6-11 Weight: 225 lbs School: Kentucky
Blazers Outsiders: Should the Blazers retire Roy's No. originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com The Blazers traded Caleb Swanigan to the Sacramento Kings at the trade deadline, swapping the second-year big man for Skal Labissiere. The trade itself was just a trade of project players, but what followed is what has grabbed the interest of Blazers fans.
Skal Labissiere doing the little things and waiting for his chance originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com OKLAHOMA CITY - It was the Trail Blazers second and final trade of the 2018-19 Trade Deadline that brought 6-11 power forward Skal Labissiere to Portland after he had spent his entire three-year career in Sacramento. The Phoenix Suns drafted Labissiere 28th overall in the 2016 NBA draft, but his draft rights were later traded to the Kings on draft night. Labissiere has averaged 8.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in his young NBA career of 106 games.
Now, Blazers fans will have to settle in with what Portland did get in Rodney Hood and Skal Labissiere. Hood is the obvious choice to make a big impact this season. The Blazers are already weak at the wing position, particularly with Maurice Harkless struggling to find his footing.
The Sacramento Kings have acquired forward Caleb Swanigan from the Portland Trail Blazers for forward Skal Labissiere in a trade of former first-round picks. Kings general manager Vlade Divac also says the team has waived guard Ben McLemore III. Swanigan is averaging 2.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in his second season.
The Kings continue their roster overhaul. minutes before the NBA's trade deadline, Sacramento dealt big man Skal Labissiere to the Portland Trail Blazers for Caleb Swanigan. The Kings later confirmed the deal.