Portland Trail Blazers to Use 15th Roster Spot on Travis Diener?

March 1st, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »

According to the Twitter account of Adrian Wojnarowski , The Portland Trail Blazers are rumored this morning to have signed point guard Travis Diener, who was waived by the Indiana Pacers .

According to Yahoo Sports , Diener averaged 0.8 points and 1.0 assists this season. Diener is 6'1" and weighs in at 175 lbs. If signed, he'll be the Blazers 4th point guard.



There does not seem to be any official word yet from the team regarding this matter but Ben from Blazersedge.com has a fantastic rundown on Diener.

If Miller or Bayless were to go down, McMillan would be left to decide between playing Patty Mills, a rookie he doesn't seem to particularly trust and has only played in the most garbage of garbage time, and sliding either Rudy Fernandez or Brandon Roy down from the 2 spot. Playing an untested, high-tempo rookie heavy minutes in pressure situations would be anathema for McMillan. Rudy hasn't shown sufficient ball-handling ability or lateral quickness defensively to handle the point guard position. Roy remains hampered by his hamstring and is struggling to keep up w ...

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