Trail Blazers Press Release

Trail Blazers Assign Luke Babbitt and Armon Johnson To D-League's Idaho Stampede

01/04/12
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    Babbitt and Johnson to join Portland's NBA Development League affiliate

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Trail Blazers have assigned forward Luke Babbitt and guard Armon Johnson to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League.

    In two stints with the Stampede last season, Babbitt averaged 19.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists while playing in 13 games (nine starts). He scored a game-high 34 points, while shooting 12-of-16 from the field on March 27 against Austin.

    Johnson also made two trips to Idaho last year, averaging 18.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in his nine games with the Stampede. Johnson shot 59.7 percent from the field in D-League action last season and scored a season-high 27 points Feb. 16 against Bakersfield.

    Babbitt made his Trail Blazers season debut Dec. 27, playing two minutes against Sacramento. Johnson has been on the inactive list for each of Portland's games this season.

    In 25 career games with Portland, Babbitt has averaged 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.6 minutes per game. Johnson has appeared in 38 career games with the Trail Blazers, posting averages of 2.9 points and 1.2 assists in 7.3 minutes per contest.

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