Pat Connaughton Rumors

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Pat Connaughton
Pat Connaughton
Position: G
Born: 01/06/93
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:206 lbs. / 93.4 kg.
Salary: $874,636
The Orioles’ courtship of their 2014 fourth-round draft pick, pitcher Pat Connaughton, is set to stretch into a third year as the dual-sport athlete considers his future in the NBA. Appearing on MLB Network Radio on Monday, Connaughton, who just finished the second year of a three-year contract with the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers where only the first two years guaranteed, said he’s “not going to unrealistically chase a dream if it appears that dream is getting farther and farther away.”
Recently, Duquette said Connaughton was set to be in Sarasota, Fla., where the team has its spring training complex, for a charity event hosted by college basketball analyst Dick Vitale, and would stop by the facility “and see our people and maybe work out.” Connaughton spent a couple of weeks throwing in Sarasota last summer after his rookie season in the NBA. Vitale’s charity gala was held in Sarasota on May 12.
The Portland Trail Blazers are still two weeks away from heading to Las Vegas for NBA Summer League, but their potential roster is starting to take shape. Four players from last year’s roster –Pat Connaughton, Cliff Alexander, Luis Montero and Noah Vonleh – are all slated to play in Vegas again this season. They will be joined by second-round draft pick Jake Layman, who plans to arrive in Portland in early July to practice with the rest of the summer league roster.