The Portland Trail Blazers have made a move in the free-agent market by signing center Duop Reath to a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Reath, who recently played as a starter for the Australian national team in the World Cup, also contributed to the Blazers’ summer league squad.
He brings his basketball experience from his time at LSU and professional stints in Serbia and China.
In the FIBA World Cup, Reath showcased his skills with impressive stats, tallying 43 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 assists across five games while representing Australia.
Reath’s remarkable performance also included a remarkable 81% field goal shooting percentage, an outstanding 75% three-point shooting accuracy, and an average of 1.4 blocks per game for his country.
Despite going undrafted in 2018, the 27-year-old, standing at 6-foot-11, has gained valuable international experience.
He not only participated in the Blazers’ summer program but also made significant contributions, averaging 13.0 points and 7.4 rebounds in five games.
The details of Reath’s contract, whether it’s guaranteed or for the veteran’s minimum, were not disclosed.
This signing reflects the Blazers’ efforts to strengthen their roster and prepare for the upcoming NBA season.