Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 11:34 am  |  6 responses

Blazers to Sign Steven Hill

When Jeff Pendergraph went down for the season last week, Portland realized it’ll need some depth behind its already-unsteady frontcourt. Oregon Live reports the team will be making a move shortly: “The Trail Blazers plan to sign center Steven Hill to a training camp contract in an effort to fortify their injury-depleted frontcourt, according to a source close to the situation. The 7-foot Hill who played on the Blazers’ summer league team in 2008 and briefly with the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2008-09 season, was traveling to Portland Sunday afternoon and the parties were optimistic that Hill would be available to play Monday night, when the Blazers host the Utah Jazz in a preseason game. The Blazers developed a need for a center Thursday night, when Jeff Pendergraph tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a game at Utah. Hill, who had been working out privately, was not part of a training camp roster, so the match is perfect.”

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  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Greg Oden, Portland needs you.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Good for him, he gets an opportunity to play in league and prove himself.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    He’s been in Portland’s training camp for a couple years now, finally gets a shot… Man, Blazers just cant catch a break, with Howard now gone, Pendergraph was gonna be Aldridge’s main back-up and bring some much needed toughness.. I thought he (and Dante Cunningham) were gonna have a pretty good year..

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    lol at Seth, very true

  • MikeC.

    Says a great deal about Portland’s faith in Oden’s ability to get, and stay, healthy.