Trail Blazers Announce Training Camp Roster

Portland adds Diante Garrett, Darius Morris and James Southerland to roster
by Kris Koivisto

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Diante Garrett, guard Darius Morris and forward James Southerland to their training camp roster, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey. The training camp roster now stands at 18 players.

Garrett, 25, played in 71 games off the bench for the Utah Jazz in 2013-14, averaging 3.5 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 14.7 minutes per contest.

Morris, 23, averaged 3.9 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27 games between Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis last season. He opened his career in 2011 with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he spent his first two NBA seasons.

As a rookie in 2013-14, Southerland, 24, appeared in four games between Charlotte and New Orleans, averaging 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 7.5 minutes per game.

Garrett will wear uniform number 10 for Portland, while Morris will wear number 4. Southerland will suit up in number 31 for the Trail Blazers.

Training camp tips-off with Media Day on Monday, September 29, at the Moda Center, with Portland’s first practice on Tuesday, September 30. The Trail Blazers open preseason play in Utah on Tuesday, October 7, before returning to Portland for their first home preseason game on October 9 against the Jazz.