Moses Brown, Jaylen Hoard re-join Trail Blazers

Peter Socotch
NBC Sports Northwest

Trail Blazers two-way players Moses Brown and Jaylen Hoard are not only logging a ton of miles on the court in the G-League, but they're logging a ton of frequent flyer miles, too!

The Portland Trail Blazers announced Thursday that center Moses Brown and forward Jaylen Hoard were being transferred from the Texas Legends of the NBA G League to Portland. 

In three games with the Legends this season, Brown, 20, has averaged 5.7 points (66.7% FG) and 4.7 rebounds. Brown (7-1, 245) has played in two games for the Trail Blazers this season, recording three rebounds in five total minutes.

Portland converted Brown's Exhibit 10 contract to a two-way deal at the end of training camp.

During the preseason, Damian Lillard had high praise for Brown.

"I've never seen anybody get better from the first day that I came back to now," Lillard said. "It's like a completely different player and I definitely think he'll make it. He'll be an NBA player. He'll have an NBA career. I don't have any doubt about that."

Hoard, 20, has appeared in three games with the Legends, posting averages of 18.7 points (56.4% FG, 75.0% FT), 7.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist. In one game with the Trail Blazers this season, Hoard (6-8, 215) recorded one rebound.

The Blazers signed Hoard to a two-way contract in early July.

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Hoard went undrafted out of Wake Forest.

Players on two-way contracts may spend up to 45 days on an NBA roster and the remaining time will be spent on an NBA G League roster. Brown and Hoard have spent a week with the team earlier in November. 

On Wednesday, the Trail Blazers announced it was waiving Pau Gasol as he continues to rehab his foot, which left an opening in the Blazers roster. He did not play a game with Portland. 

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