Portland Trail Blazers guard Wade Baldwin underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to repair an ulnar collateral ligament tear in his right thumb, president of basketball operations Neil Olshey announced. Baldwin is expected to be sidelined for around six weeks as he recovers. The Blazers signed Baldwin to a two-way contract on Thursday, after he was released by the Memphis Grizzlies as a part of their final roster cuts. Once he returns from injury, he will be able to shift between Portland’s main roster and the G League. Memphis made Baldwin the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft out of Vanderbilt University. He appeared in just 33 games during his rookie year, alternating between the Grizzlies roster and the Iowa Energy, the G League affiliate for Memphis.
Blazers G Wade Baldwin undergoes thumb surgery
Fanrag Sports | Oct 26