Report: Blazers will sign Diener to fill final roster spot

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday morning that the Portland Trail Blazers will sign guard Travis Diener to fill the team’s 15th and final roster spot.

Diener has averaged 4.9 points and 2.5 assists while playing for Orlando and Indiana from 2005-10. The former Marquette standout played four games for the Pacers this season 0.8 points and 1.0 assists.

Diener must first clear waivers before he can sign with the Blazers.

Update: Pacers press release on Diener


INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers announced Monday they have waived guard Travis Diener.

The 6-1 Diener had played in just four games this season, largely due to an injury to the big toe on his left foot that required surgery. In his previous two seasons with the Pacers, Diener played in 121 games and averaged 5.4 points and 3.0 assists. He was signed as a free agent in 2007 after playing two years in Orlando .

“We want to thank Travis for his time with us,” said Pacers President of Basketball Larry Bird. “Unfortunately, he struggled with injuries while with us and that held him back. He’s a tough player who I’m sure will contribute somewhere in the NBA. We wish him the best.”

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