Trail Blazers trade Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver to Kings for Trevor Ariza, others

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The Portland Trail Blazers traded Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks to the Sacramento Kings for Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel and Caleb Swanigan.

The trade saved the Trail Blazers $12.3 million, according to Wojnarowski.

Ariza and Bazemore were the primary pieces of the deal.

The Trail Blazers will be Ariza’s ninth team that he’s played for in his 16-year career.

The 34-year-old averaged 6.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 32 games for the Kings.

Bazemore, 30, averaged 7.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 43 games for the Trail Blazers.

Both Ariza and Bazemore were in the first season with their respective teams.

The 34-year-old veteran Tolliver averaged 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 33 games for the Trail Blazers.

Gabriel, an undrafted rookie, only played 11 games for the Kings while switching between the NBA and the G League.

Swanigan only played seven games for the Kings and also played a little in the G League like Gabriel.