Report: Georgios Papagiannis Signs with Trail Blazers for Rest of Season

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 7:  Georgios Papagiannis #13 of the Reno Bighorns handles the ball against the Salt Lake City Stars on January 7, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Portland Trail Blazers will reportedly sign center Georgios Papagiannis for the remainder of the 2017-18 season, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski

The Blazers initially signed the 2016 lottery pick to a 10-day contract March 8. He hasn't logged any playing time since arriving in Portland. 

Papagiannis spent the first two years of his career with the Sacramento Kings

Viewed as a flier at the time, Papagiannis was never able to consistently crack the Kings' rotation despite packing plenty of intrigue at 7'1'' and 240 pounds. 

In 38 total appearances with Sacramento, the Greek big man registered 4.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game. 

The Blazers are replete with frontcourt depth in the form of Jusuf Nurkic, Ed Davis, Zach Collins and Meyers Leonard, so a series of injuries will likely need to occur in order for Papagiannis to see the floor anytime soon. 

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