Another former Kentucky Wildcat is on the move as Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Portland Trail Blazers have traded Skal Labissiere to the Atlanta Hawks.
Portland is trading Skal Labissiere and cash to Atlanta, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
Labissiere signed with Kentucky as a five-star recruit and played for the team for one season in 2016.
He did not quite live up to his high expectations as he averaged 6.6 points 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in his lone college season.
Despite a dissipating freshman year Labissiere opted to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft where he was taken with the 28th overall pick Phoenix Suns, but his draft rights were traded to the Sacramento Kings.
Labissiere spent three and a half seasons with the Kings before being traded to Portland in February of 2019. This season he has averaged 5.8 points with 5.1 rebounds while playing an average of 17.2 minutes per game.
In Atlanta, Labissiere will join one of the NBA’s best young cores led by Trae Young, John Collins and Clint Capela.