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Festus Ezeli joins Portland Trail Blazers on 2-year deal with player option

The Portland Trail Blazers have added another piece in their quest to have an even more competitive roster this coming season. As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, center Festus Ezeli has agreed to move to Oregon on a two-year, $16 million deal with a team option after the first season.

Ezeli was a restricted free agent coming into this offseason but the Golden State Warriors had to renounce their rights to free cap space in order to sign Kevin Durant. The young big man had his best season so far this past year with career highs of 7.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while coming off the bench.

Portland is slowly building a formidable team with this signing and the addition of guard-forward Evan Turner. Turner had previously played for the Boston Celtics the past two seasons.

With these additions, the duo of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum will be getting more help than what they got last year. Ezeli will be playing the pick and roll offense of the Blazers which should be well within his comfort zone.

The 30th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Ezeli if expected to play the most minutes of his career with the Trail Blazers as he has only played 16.7 minutes per game at the most in one season thus far in his career. That will now change with his new role in Portland.

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