Blazers acquire Jeffries from New York

Blazers acquire Jeffries from New York

Blazers acquire Jeffries from New York

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Posted on July 16, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 16 at 2:24 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired forward Jared Jeffries from the New York Knicks, the team announced Monday.

In the deal, the Blazers also get center Dan Gadzuric, the draft rights to Georgios Printezis and Kostas Papanikolaou, a 2016 second round draft pick and cash considerations from the New York Knicks in exchange for Raymond Felton and Kurt Thomas, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey.

Felton was signed by the Trail Blazers earlier Monday to facilitate the sign-and-trade transaction.

In a published release, Olshey said: “This trade allowed us to acquire multiple assets for the future without impacting our current cap position. Jared Jeffries provides depth and a versatile skill to our front court. He is a consummate professional on and off the floor, competes every night and is a veteran leader for our locker room.”

Jeffries, 30, averaged 5.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 22.4 minutes in 10 seasons with Washington, Houston and New York.

Last season with the Knicks, Jeffries averaged 4.4 points (41.0% FG), 3.9 rebounds and 18.7 minutes in 39 games with four starts.

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