Portland went into free agency with their hands largely tied due to being up against the luxury tax. Opening night they made a couple of minor moves. They let backup center Ed Davis walk to Brooklyn, putting the ball squarely in Zach Collins court to fill that role.
And the Trail Blazers reached a contract agreement with the spicy Sauce Castillo, er… Nik Stauskas, reports Chris Haynes of ESPN.
Stauskas brings shooting, he hit 40 percent from three last season between Philly and Brooklyn. He has strong offensive games, like the time he went 7-of-10 from three for Brooklyn against New Orleans, or the 22 points he racked up in his Nets debut. However, he was inconsistent with them — as he has been throughout his career — including going through a shooting slump for a stretch last season.
The Nets re-signed Joe Harris instead.
One year for the league minimum is not a bad deal for Portland with Stauskas. It’s also no game changer. It’s nice, but it doesn’t move the needle on a team looking to do just that this summer.