Trail Blazers sign 2 2023 first-round draft picks

Published: Jul. 1, 2023 at 1:02 PM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The Portland Trail Blazers have signed two of their recent draft picks to contracts, the team announced on Saturday.

Scoot Henderson, the No. 3 overall selection in the 2023 NBA Draft first round to the Blazers, signed with the team. The 19-year-old spent the last two seasons with the NBA G-League Ignite. Last season, Henderson averaged 17.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game. Henderson competed in the NBA Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend the last two years.

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Kris Murray, the Trail Blazers’ pick at No. 23 overall, has also signed. Over 77 games in three seasons at Iowa, he averaged 12.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

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The Trail Blazers said Henderson and Murray will be on the team’s roster for the Summer League in Las Vegas.