Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 9:30 am  |  8 responses

Ronnie Price Inked Deal With Portland Trailblazers

The Blazers added free agent guard Ronnie Price (for the veteran’s minimum) to their roster on Wednesday, per the Oregonian: “Rookie Damian Lillard is expected to be the Blazers’ starting point guard and second-year player Nolan Smith the backup, so GM Neil Olshey has been searching for a mentor to help accelerate the young players’ learning curves. He decided Ronnie Price, a 6-foot-2, seven-season veteran, was the ideal fit. ‘He’s a totally different look than what Damian and Nolan bring to the table,’ Olshey said, ‘and I think he’ll really complement those guys.’ Price, 29, played for the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz before signing with the Phoenix Suns in 2011-12 and holds career averages of 3.6 points, 1.4 assists and 1.1 rebounds per game. Price mostly has come off the bench in his career, serving as a backup to All-Star point guards Deron Williams and Steve Nash.”

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  • scott

    Cue crickets.

  • Groves

    after all these years i still don’t really know what his game is like… whats he bring to a team?

  • dma


  • mit

    He’s extremely athletic! Plays pretty good defense and when he gets minutes puts up decent numbers, scores easily on fast breaks

  • bmorezbest

    all he really could do is jump and run they are gonna be fryin ronnie price in practice he is a sparring partner at best

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Exactly what we needed… A veteran pg….. Who has averaged 4 ppg.. :/
    Would have rather got Flip Murray (if still in playing shape) or Telfair, etc. But like Groves, i’m not really famaliar with him or what he brings to the table….

  • dma

    all i know is next season is going to be a disaster. im not going to any of the games again. unless they come up real cheap

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    ^last season was the 1st time since like 1992 that I didn’t attend any Blazer games either.. Mainly because we split a season with another party, and not too many very good games to pick from (due to the shortened season)