Trail Blazers re-sign Allen Crabbe

The Portland Trail Blazers have re-signed guard Allen Crabbe, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

According to the Oregonian, “the Blazers decided to match Crabbe’s four-year, $75 million offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets to bring the 6-foot-6 wing back to Portland.”

“Allen is an important part of the core of this team and a building block for its future growth,” said Olshey.

In 81 games (eight starts) last season, Crabbe averaged career highs in points (10.3), rebounds (2.7), assists (1.2) and steals (0.77) while logging career-best shooting marks in field goal percentage (45.9%), 3-point field goal percentage (39.3%) and free throw percentage (86.7%).

“I’m very happy to be staying with Portland and continuing to build on our recent success,” said Crabbe. “It’s an exciting time here in Rip City and I’m already looking forward to next season.”

Crabbe, 24, increased his scoring average by 7.0 points from the previous season (3.3 ppg), and scored in double figures 42 times after accomplishing that feat once in his first two NBA seasons. The 31st overall pick in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft out of the University of California-Berkeley, Portland acquired Crabbe in a draft day trade. In three seasons with the Trail Blazers, he holds career averages of 7.0 points (44.7 FG%, 38.5% 3-PT, 85.0% FT), 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 147 games (17 starts).