Trail Blazers Waive 3 Players From Roster & Other Camp News

The Portland Trail Blazers have trimmed their camp roster by three, bringing their total down to 17 players. 

Portland has waived forward Devontae Cacok, swingman Wes Iwundu, and guard Brandon Williams. Cacok and Iwundu were on non-guaranteed deals, while Williams was on a two-way.

The 23-year-old Williams was the only one of those three who has any significant time with the Blazers, acting as a starter down the stretch last season. He averaged 13.4 points, 4.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 30.1 minutes per game over those final 18 appearances. But it wasn't enough to earn him another shot this season. 

The other bit of business the Blazers have taken care of off the court is picking up the 3rd-year option on Keon Johnson. 

And on the court, Portland got an exciting look at the potential of Shaedon Sharpe, their No. 7 overall pick in this year's draft. After a slow start to the preseason in their first two games, the 19-year-old lit it up big-time on Thursday night with 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting.

Things could be looking up in the Pacific Northwest. 

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