Adams signed a rest-of-season contract with the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Adams spent the earlier part of the season with the G League's Wisconsin Herd, where he was the league's MVP runner-up after averaging 21.5 points on 15.6 shots, 5.7 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. He'll join Portland as a replacement for Trevor Ariza, who won't be joining the Blazers when the team heads to Orlando later this month for the resumption of the 2019-20 season.
Adams was selected to the 2019-20 All-NBA G League First Team. This season marked Adams' second G League campaign and his first with the Herd. In 32.7 minutes per game, he averaged 21.5 points on 15.6 shots, 5.7 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals. Adams posted season highs of 39 points, 14 assists, 11 rebounds, five steals (three times) and two blocks.
Adams contributed 19 points (7-22 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 12 assists, three rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 108-106 loss at Canton. Adams posted double-digit assists just for the second time this season, but he has dished out five or more dimes in four of the last six contests. The point guard is averaging 5.8 dimes per game, but most of his value lies on his scoring totals since he averages a healthy 21.7 points per game.
Adams did not feature during Thursday's 125-106 win over the Blue Coats. Adams hasn't seen the floor since Feb. 15, when he scored 15 points in 6-of-12 shooting in a win over the Swarm. The Herd have not revealed anything related to an injury, but that's the only reasonable explanation since he is averaging 21.8 points per game this season.
Adams racked up 23 points, four assists and three rebounds over 33 minutes Saturday versus Canton. Adams continues to dominate for the Herd this season, notching 19.9 points, 5.8 assists and 5.2 boards per game to date. There's nothing to suggest his role will diminish moving forward, so look for similar results for the 23-year-old guard.
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