Trail Blazers waive Jamaal Tatum

The Portland Trail Blazers waived rookie guard Jamaal Tatum, General Manager Kevin Pritchard announced today.

“Jamaal came in and did a great job for us, and we look forward to watching his career progress,” said Pritchard. “We really enjoyed our time with Jamaal and wish him all the best.”

Tatum played in three preseason games, averaging 0.7 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 5.7 minutes. The 23-year-old played four seasons at Southern Illinois, averaging 12.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.21 steals in 131 games.

With Friday’s move, the Trail Blazers roster stands at 17 players.

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