George Conditt

Trail Blazers Sign George Conditt To Exhibit 10 Contract

The Trail Blazers have signed big man George Conditt IV to an Exhibit 10 training camp contract, his agent Pedro Power has informed Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link).

Conditt joins Portland’s training camp roster fresh off a stellar turn for Puerto Rico in this summer’s FIBA World Cup. He averaged 10.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in 30.6 minutes per night (five games) for the Puerto Rican national team in the tournament.

The 6’10” big man went undrafted after four seasons at Iowa State in 2022. Conditt put up modest stats with the Cyclones, averaging 4.3 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 1.1 BPG and 0.8 APG across 117 contests, including 36 starts.

Conditt has since played professionally for clubs in Puerto Rico and Greece. He suited up for the Timberwolves’ Summer League squad this July.

He seems probable to join the Trail Blazers’ NBAGL affiliate, the Rip City Remix. Assuming he is waived by Portland prior to the start of the 2023/24 season and subsequently logs at least 60 days with the Remix as an affiliate player, Conditt would be eligible for a bonus worth up to $75K.

Northwest Notes: Gobert, Hunter, Jovic, Griffin, Maker

The Hawks have been identified in previous reports as a possible Rudy Gobert suitor, and multiple league sources have indicated the Jazz are interested in De’Andre Hunter, according to Matt Moore of Hunter is extension-eligible this offseason. However, according to Moore, the Hawks have tried to steer any teams inquiring on Hunter to players like Bogdan Bogdanovic and Kevin Huerter instead.

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MSU’s Gabe Brown Among Early Entrants For 2022 Draft

Michigan State senior wing Gabe Brown will forgo his final year of NCAA eligibility and enter the 2022 NBA draft, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, who tweets that Brown is signing with Parlay Sports for representation.

The No. 94 prospect on ESPN’s big board, Brown was a full-time starter for the Spartans in 2021/22, averaging 11.6 PPG and 3.8 RPG in 36 games (28.9 MPG). His calling card is his three-point shooting — he knocked down 39.3% of his attempts from beyond the arc over the last two seasons.

Brown’s MSU teammate Marcus Bingham also won’t be back with the Spartans next season, telling Mike Lacett of 13 On Your Side (video link) that he’s going through the NBA draft process. The senior center averaged 9.3 PPG and 6.3 RPG on .534/.415/.747 shooting in 35 games (18.7 MPG) for Michigan State in 2021/22.

Here are a few more players who are entering the 2022 NBA draft:

Expected to forgo remaining NCAA eligibility:

Testing the draft waters:

Our full list of early entrants for the 2022 NBA draft, which will be constantly updated in the next several weeks, can be found right here.