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  • Caleb Swanigan: Passes away at age 25

    Swanigan's alma mater, Purdue, announced in a statement that the 25-year-old passed away Monday.

    After a standout two-year career at Purdue, the 6-foot-9 big man was selected by the Trail Blazers with the 26th overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. He proceeded to spend three seasons in the NBA, appearing in 75 games between stops in Portland and Sacramento while averaging 2.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 8.7 minutes per contest. Swanigan hadn't appeared professionally at any level since opting out of joining the Trail Blazers at the NBA bubble in Orlando for the restart of the 2019-20 season two summers ago.

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  • Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Unsure about return-to-play

    Swanigan has yet to decide whether he'll join the Trail Blazers in Orlando when the NBA season resumes, Erik Gundersen of the Associated Press reports.

    Swanigan's rationale is unclear, but the NBA has given players the option to sit out without penalty, so it's possible that's the path he'll take. If he does indeed sit out, it wouldn't be a major blow to the Blazers, who will get Jusuf Nurkic (leg) and Zach Collins (shoulder) back from long-term injuries.

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  • Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Won't play in season restart

    Swanigan informed the Trail Blazers on Wednesday that he won't be joining the team in Orlando when the NBA season resumes later this month, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

    Swanigan joins Trevor Ariza as Trail Blazers players who are electing not to make the trip to Florida. Even before the hiatus, Swanigan had been a fringe member of the Portland rotation, and he likely would have sacrificed all of his minutes now that big men Jusuf Nurkic (leg) and Zach Collins (shoulder) are ready to play again after lengthy absences.

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  • Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Logs 12 minutes versus Memphis

    Swanigan had two points (1-2 FG), three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 12 minutes during Wednesday's 111-104 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Swanigan has earned double-digit minutes in eight straight games, but he has yet to reach double figures in scoring through 18 tilts in 2019-20. As such, he's avoidable in most formats on nights when injuries don't force him into a starting role.

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  • Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Draws spot start

    Swanigan will get the start at center for Friday's matchup with the Jazz, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.

    Swanigan will replace Hassan Whiteside (lower leg) in the starting unit. He is the only healthy center remaining on the roster, so he could be in line for a much heavier workload than usual.

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  • Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Pulls down 10 boards Tuesday

    Swanigan had seven points (3-6 Fg, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes during Tuesday's 127-99 loss to the Nuggets.

    Swanigan made the most of garbage time, hauling in a season-high 10 rebounds. Swanigan can rack up the boards in bunches when afforded sufficient playing time. Unfortunately, his opportunities are few and far between and he is only someone to keep an eye on in the deepest formats.

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  • Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: To see rotation minutes

    Swanigan is expected to see a solid chunk of minutes Thursday against Dallas, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports.

    Thursday will mark Swanigan's first game as a Trail Blazer, and the team is expected to give him some opportunities to show what he can do. He saw few chances with the Kings, averaging just one rebound and 0.7 points over seven contests.

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  • Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Trade to Portland official

    Swanigan is expected to be available for the Trail Blazers' next game Thursday versus the Mavericks after his trade to Portland became official Tuesday.

    Portland and Sacramento agreed in principle Saturday on a five-player deal, but the trade wasn't announced until a few days later, after the signing restriction for Wenyen Gabriel was lifted, per Bobby Marks of ESPN.com. Swanigan, Gabriel and Trevor Ariza should all practice with the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, but the former two players may not be asked to play rotational roles for Portland and could end up being healthy inactives Thursday.

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  • Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Not eligible to play Monday

    Swanigan (not injury related) won't be available Monday for Portland's game against the Warriors.

    The Trail Blazers and Kings have yet to officially finalize Saturday's trade that saw five players change teams. As a result, Swanigan, Trevor Ariza and Wenyen Gabriel will have to wait until at least Thursday against the Mavericks to make their Portland debuts.

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  • Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Traded to Portland

    Swanigan has been traded from the Kings -- along with Trevor Ariza and Wenyen Gabriel -- to the Trail Blazers in exchange for Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks.

    Swanigan has only seen spot run at the NBA level this season, totaling five points, seven rebounds, two blocks, two assists and one steal in 23 minutes. There's a good chance he'll occupy a similar role with his new team.

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  • Kings' Caleb Swanigan: Recalled from Stockton

    Swanigan was recalled from the G League on Saturday.

    Swanigan will rejoin the Kings' NBA roster after being assigned to the G League earlier Saturday morning. With Richaun Holmes (shoulder) and Marvin Bagley (foot) both injured, Swanigan was likely brought up to serve a depth role in Sacramento's front court.

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  • Kings' Caleb Swanigan: Back with Stockton

    Swanigan was assigned to Stockton on Saturday.

    Swanigan continues to oscillate between the Sacramento and their G League affiliate in Stockton. In five games on the G League level this season, Swanigan's posted averages of 8.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 blocks in 19.7 minutes.

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  • Kings' Caleb Swanigan: Recalled from G League

    The Kings have recalled Swanigan from the G League on Sunday, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Swanigan tallied a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds with Stockton on Thursday. The former Purdue standout is currently averaging 2.6 minutes per contest over six appearances for the Kings this season.

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  • Kings' Caleb Swanigan: Notches double-double Thursday

    Swanigan scored 16 points (7-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt) and grabbed 13 rebounds in a win over Delaware on Thursday.

    Swanigan made the most of his time on the court, collecting his second double-double in only 22 minutes of action. The two-way player has logged four games in the G League this season, averaging 10.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per contest.

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  • Kings' Caleb Swanigan: Grabs 16 rebounds in G League win

    Swanigan totaled six points (3-8 FG) and 16 rebounds in a G League win over South Bay on Tuesday.

    After a two-week run with Sacramento in the NBA, Swanigan returned to Stockton and paced the team with 16 boards in 28 minutes of action. The two-way player has played in five NBA games and three G League contests this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 260 lbs
Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
Age: 25
Class: Junior