Trail Blazers Acquire Draft Rights to Daniel Diez

Portland sends cash considerations to Utah in exchange for Spanish forward

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 25, 2015) – The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired the draft rights to forward Daniel Diez from the Utah Jazz in exchange for cash considerations, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey.

Selected by the Jazz with the 54th overall pick in the second round of tonight’s NBA Draft, Diez, 22, plays for Gipuzkoa Basket in the Spanish ACB League, where he posted averages of 14.3 points (54.9% FG, 41.4% 3-PT, 72.1% FT) and 6.8 rebounds in 2014-15.

A native of Madrid, Diez (6-9, 220) has made seven appearances for the Spanish National Team.