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Aug 19

Blazers Sign Dee Bost, Roster Stands At 17

By caseyholdahl

Training camp is still well over a month away, but the Trail Blazers are already filling out their preseason roster, as evidenced by the team signing guard Dee Bost to a deal today. From the team's press release …
The Portland Trail Blazers signed guard Dee Bost to a contract, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bost (6-2, 176) played four seasons at Mississippi State, where he averaged 15.8 points and 5.6 assists as a senior. Bost finished his career with 633 assists, tops in Mississippi State history and eighth all-time in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Last season he played for Buducnost Podgorica in Montenegro where he averaged 8.3 points and 1.8 assists in 21.5 minutes per game.
Bost also played for Portland's summer league team in 2012, averaging 5.8 points, 2.4 assists and 1.4 rebounds in five games. He also threw a pretty sweet off-the-backboard alley-oop to Will Barton.  

The addition of Bost brings the official roster to 17, so it's safe to assume this isn't a guaranteed contract, as the roster has to be trimmed to 15 by the start of the regular season. These signings happen ever year, if for no other reason than the team needs extra bodies for training camp. Damian Lillard and Mo Williams probably don't need the extra work in preseason.

6 Comments

  1. Not to Bost but we're talkin' Dee League?

    by riverman on 8/19/2013 8:03 PM
  2. Oh funny Riverman, LOL.

    by Hg on 8/19/2013 9:40 PM
  3. Nice work

    by caseyholdahl on 8/20/2013 7:07 AM
  4. What do you two think, training camp fodder or a real threat to take a roster spot from one of last year's bench?

    by Just Tim on 8/20/2013 7:16 AM
  5. Is he a defensive specialist? What does he bring to the team?

    by Just Tim on 8/20/2013 7:21 AM
  6. This be HG, I don't know much about him, but he can work for a spot on the roster, but after last year, that is hard to achieve.

    by Hg on 8/20/2013 8:55 AM
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