Injuries have hit the Blazers hard this season, and it appears the team will be looking to their two-way players to help fill some voids in the rotation.
Portland will recall Moses Brown and Jaylen Hoard from the Texas Legends to join Blazers for Sunday's game vs. Atlanta, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 9, 2019
The Blazers were already without Jusuf Nurkic (leg), Zach Collins (shoulder), and Pau Gasol (foot) entering Friday's game, then the injury bug bit again. Rodney Hood played just six minutes before leaving with back spasms, and Skal Labissiere left the game in the fourth quarter after spraining his right ankle. In need of bodies, the Blazers will look to their two-way players for help.
Jaylen Hoard went undrafted this past summer and the Blazers signed him to a two-way contract on July 1st. Hoard averaged 8.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists for the Blazers during the Las Vegas Summer League. He also played in five games this preseason averaging 1.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 0.4 assists per game.
Moses Brown also went undrafted this past summer before signing a training camp contract with the Blazers. Brown averaged just 5.2 points and 2.2 rebounds this preseason for the Blazers, but impressed the team enough that they converted this training camp deal into a full two-way contract.
Players on two-way contracts can spend up to 45 days on the main roster while spending the rest of their time in the G-League. The Blazers assigned both Brown and Hoard to the G-League's Texas Legends back on October 27th.
According to the report, Hoard and Brown will be available for Sunday's game against the Hawks.
Report: Blazers recall Jaylen Hoard and Moses Brown originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest