Blazers signing trio to training-camp pacts

Chinanu Onuaku has signed a training-camp deal with the Rockets.

The Portland Trail Blazers are signing three free agents to training-camp deals, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The report states Portland will be signing pacts with Chinanu Onuaku, Cameron Oliver and Gary Payton II.

Onuako, the 37th overall pick in the 2016 draft by the Houston Rockets out of Louisville, played in six games for Houston over the last two seasons.

The 6-foot-10, 245-pound center averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.3 minutes in those six games (1 start), shooting 58.3 percent from the field and making all four attempts from the free-throw line.

The 21-year-old has spent most of the last two seasons with the G League Rio Grand Valley Vipers, for whom he played 83 games and averaged 12.3 points, 10.0 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.4 blocks, while shooting 61.7 percent from the field.

Oliver, a 6-8, 239-pound forward, went undrafted out of Nevada in 2017 then signed a camp deal with Houston, but was waived right before the regular season tipped.

The 22-year-old spent the season in the G League, playing for Delaware and Wisconsin, averaging 10.8 points and 7.1 rebounds in 39 games.

Payton, the son of NBA Hall-of-Fame guard Gary Payton, went undrafted out of Oregon State in 2016.

The 6-3, 190-pound guard has appeared in 29 NBA games the last two seasons, including 12 last year with the Milwaukee Bucks and 11 with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The 25-year-old carries career averages of 3.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 11.0 minutes in those 29 games (6 starts), shooting 39.6 percent from the field, 20.6 percent from deep and 42.9 percent from the free-throw line.

As with Onuako and Oliver, Payton also spent time with the Rockets, playing six games in the 2016-17 season, but has spent most of his time since his days at Oregon State in the G League.

In Portland, the trio is going to a team with 15 players on guaranteed deals and the Blazers do not have their own G League affiliate. However, Portland has not filled either of its two-way slots, so performing well enough to have their camp deals converted into two-way contracts remains a possibility.