Blazers to Work Out Juwan Howard, ‘Stro

by September 07, 2009

Portland is looking to sign a big man (or two), and they’re bringing in a couple of vets before making a decision: Veterans Juwan Howard and Stromile Swift will audition for the Trail Blazers next week as the team looks to sign a backup power forward before training camp opens at the end of the month … Both will scrimmage with current Blazers players over the next three weeks, and general manager Kevin Pritchard said he expects the team will sign one, or two, players before training camp starts on Sept. 28. The NBA allows teams to carry as many as 15 players; the Blazers have 12 players under contract, which doesn’t include rookie Jeff Pendergraph, who Pritchard said is ‘getting close’ to signing.”