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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swanigan was assigned to the G League on Monday, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
Swanigan has appeared in just five games for Sacramento this season, so he'll head back to the G League for some more consistent run. In two games with Stockton this season, the 22-year-old is averaging 10.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks across 21.9 minutes per game.
Swanigan was recalled from the G League on Sunday.
Swanigan was sent back to Stockton following Saturday's game against Denver but won't actually end up making the return trip to the G League. The 22-year-old has played in four games for the Kings this season, but his last appearance came Nov. 3.
Swanigan was sent back to the Stockton Kings of the G League following Saturday's game against Denver, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Swanigan was called up earlier in the day to fill a bench spot but did not get into the game. He hasn't played since Nov. 3 and has played just 11 minutes all season.
Swanigan was recalled from the G League on Saturday.
Swanigan has played in four NBA games this season, though he hasn't played for Sacramento since Nov. 3. In his 11 total minutes, he's racked up three points, four rebounds, two blocks and one steal.
Swanigan scored nine points (4-7 FG, 1-3 FT) and grabbed 11 rebounds while swatting three shots in Friday's win over Aqua Caliente.
Swanigan's full stat line is particularly impressive considering the fact that he logged less than 20 minutes of playing time in the contest. It was the 22-year-old's first G League game of the campaign as he had been on Sacramento's NBA roster for the team's first 17 contests, though he totaled less than 12 minutes on the season.
Swanigan was assigned to the Stockton Kings of the G League on Friday.
Swanigan hasn't played in any of Sacramento's last 10 games. He's played a grand total of just 11 NBA minutes all season, scoring three points.
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