Trail Blazers Press Release

Trail Blazers Sign Guard Ronnie Price

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    PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Ronnie Price, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    A seven-year NBA veteran, Price, 29, has played for Sacramento, Utah and Phoenix. In 355 career games (33 starts), he has averaged 3.6 points, 1.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 11.5 minutes per game.

    "Ronnie gives us a different look in the backcourt and we feel he'll be a nice complement to the players we have in place," said Olshey. "He works out with Damian Lillard in the summer and has played with Wesley Matthews in Utah, so there is some built-in chemistry there that we like."

    Price (6-2, 190) appeared in 36 games, including eight starts, for Phoenix last season. The Friendswood, Texas, native averaged 3.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 14.4 minutes in his only season with the Suns.

    Undrafted out of college in 2005, Price signed with the Kings as a free agent. He averaged 24.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists as a senior at Utah Valley State.

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