By CODY WORSHAM
Tiger Rag Editor
Tim Quarterman has found an NBA home.
After going unselected in June’s NBA Draft, Quarterman signed a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, as first reported by The Vertical.
According to spotrac.com, Quarterman’s deal is worth $1.4 million, with $543,741 in year one.
As to the “partial guarantee,” it remains unclear how much of that $1.4 million is headed Quarterman’s way, but the speculation at BlazersEdge.com, the SB Nation blog covering the Trail Blazers, is that Quarterman is likely a “camp body” who will have to beat out Luis Montero or another bottom-of-the-roster player to earn a roster spot, should they sign free agent Mo Harkless to a qualifying offer.
“The Blazers have 13 guaranteed spots,” writes David MacKay. “That comes to 14 if Harkless signs the QO (looking possible) and 15 if the Blazers keep Montero (who they’ve been pretty dedicated to developing). Theoretically, the Blazers could hold onto Quarterman, but it’s highly unlikely.”
Quarterman averaged 11.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game as a junior in 2015-16. In his three-year LSU career, he scored 830 points (8.4 per game), and became just the third player in school history to tally a triple-double, joining Shaquille O’Neal and Pete Maravich on an illustrious list.