The Puerto Rican center George Conditt IV debuted on Monday in the preseason of the NBAby playing eight minutes in the defeat of the Portland Trail Blazers against the Phoenix Suns, 117-106.
Conditt played the final eight minutes of the game. He entered with the score in favor of the Suns, 103-86, and despite the little time on the court, he was able to contribute in various statistical areas. He finished with two points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks.
The signing of Conditt, starting center for the National Team, was made official by Portland last week. Although the team did not offer details of the agreement, the journalist ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski had previously reported that it was an Exhibit 10 contract, with a one-year minimum salary with no other bonuses.
This contract gives the teams the flexibility to convert that agreement, later, to a “two-way” agreement, as long as it is before the start of the regular season. They are generally non-guaranteed, allowing organizations to waive the player without taking a hit to the salary cap.
The Trail Blazers have already finished their preseason, so they must make a decision soon regarding Conditt’s future. Portland played four exhibition games, and the Puerto Rican only had minutes on Monday.
The Blazers start their regular season next Wednesday, October 25, visiting the Los Angeles Clippers.
Conditt recorded 10.8 points with 7.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in the recently concluded FIBA World Cup 2023where Puerto Rico finished in twelfth place in the event.