The Portland Trail Blazers have reached an agreement with Mario Hezonja for a one-year minimum deal with a player option for a second year. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal.
Free agent F Mario Hezonjia has agreed to a one-year minimum deal — with a player option — with the Portland Trail Blazers, CAA agent Michael Tellem tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
Hezonja, 24, averaged 8.8 points per game last season for the New York Knicks. He spent one season with the Knicks and spent the other three seasons of his career with the Orlando Magic. The Magic selected Hezonja fifth overall in the 2015 NBA Draft.
The Trail Blazers have added Kent Bazemore, retained Rodney Hood and agreed to a deal with Hezonja, making them a formidable opponent in the Western Conference once again. Last season they reached the Western Conference Finals.