Blazers to Sign Steven Hill

by October 11, 2010

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.”