Portland Trail Blazers

Report: Portland Trail Blazers plan to sign Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has reportedly found his new NBA home.

After spending the first three months of the 2020-21 season as a free agent, the Portland Trail Blazers plan to sign Hollis-Jefferson, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Hollis-Jefferson, 26, signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves in early December but following training camp and the preseason, was waived ahead of opening night.

Initially drafted with the No. 23 overall pick in 2015 by Portland, Hollis-Jefferson was moved on draft night to the Brooklyn Nets, with whom he spent the first four seasons of his career. Prior to the 2019-20 season, Hollis-Jefferson signed with the Toronto Raptors, appearing in 60 games and posting averages of 7.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in just under 19 minutes per game.

During his season with Toronto, Hollis-Jefferson earned the adulation of Raptors fans and the moniker "Hustle-Jefferson" because of his grit and effort on both ends of the floor.

Should Hollis-Jefferson sign with Portland, he will be reunited with former teammate Norman Powell, who was acquired by the Trail Blazers at the 2020-21 trade deadline. At the time of the initial report, Portland is within two games of the West's third seed.

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