Trail Blazers' 7-Footer Earns Last Roster Spot After 2 Players Waived


The Portland Trail Blazers' regular-season roster appears to be set, after they waived two more guards, Isaiah Miller and Jared Rhoden, and converted a training camp deal into a two-way contract for 7-foot center Olivier Sarr. 

The Blazers now have 14 players on a standard contract, and Sarr on the two-way.

Sarr was the only player left in camp that came in on an Exhibit 10 contract, and had a strong preseason, earning this opportunity. And this is despite his suffering a right wrist sprain in Tuesday's final preseason game against the Warriors.

Sarr spent his rookie season last year with the Oklahoma City Thunder, averaging 7.0 points and 4.2 rebounds, while shooting 57% from the floor, and an astounding 44.8% on threes (though he took only 29 of them in his 22 games).

The 23-year-old also spent time with OKC's G League affiliate, posting averages of 8.7 points, 7.3 rebounds in 18 minutes per contest in the regular season. 

Rhoden only appeared in two preseason games, going 4-of-6 for 10 points. Miller played in three games, recording 7 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. 

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