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.

The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA or its clubs.

More from NBA.com

Giannis Antetokounmpo
Is the best still to come for Giannis?
Kane Pitman
Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky
WNBA Playoffs: Mercury & Sky advance to next round
Yash Matange
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks superstar forward
What Luka's next leap could look like
Gilbert McGregor
Ionescu leads W’s most popular jerseys list
NBA.com Staff
Siakam's foundation donates to children's hospital
NBA.com Staff
OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Gary Trent Jr. and Malachi Flynn, Toronto Raptors
Raptors training camp roster breakdown
Gilbert McGregor
More News