The Game Haus
NBA Sports

Skal Labissiere Traded to Portland

Trade

The Kings have traded their young, 6-foot-11 forward Skal Labissiere to the Trail Blazers, for second-year player Caleb Swanigan.

Labissiere has only played in 13 games this season, and has averaged just 8.7 minutes and 2.8 points in those games. This is well below his 8.0 points per game average for his young career.

It is clear that the Blazers value Labissiere as a serviceable bench power forward/center combo under the right tutelage. Although they were still able to trade for him without either team surrendering a draft pick.

trade
Swanigan takes Labissiere’s place on the Kings. (Photo by Associated Press).

Perhaps in an effort to get even younger, the Kings took another unproven forward in Swanigan away from Portland. Swanigan sports just a 1.9 points per game average to go with under 3 rebounds per game (both for the 2019 season and his career).

Both teams see something in these young forwards that prompted the trades, although the face value for both teams is unclear as of now.

Featured image by Chuck Burton/Associated Press

You can “Like” The Game Haus on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter for more sports and esports articles from other great TGH writers along with Ben

Check out Eli and Ben’s Podcast “Courtside Ramblings”  iTunes — TGH Podcast Feed

“From Our Haus to Yours

Related posts

AL Playoffs Feature No Front-Runner

Tim Miller

The Lists: Week 10 Edition

The Game Haus Staff

Kobe Bryant Ranked 93rd

Joe DiTullio

Thanks for reading! Let us know what your thoughts are on the article!

%d bloggers like this:
The Game Haus

FREE
VIEW