Question has been, though, which dream will Connaughton pursue? “That’s the million-dollar question – literally,” said Connaughton, picked in the fourth round, 38th overall, of the 2014 amateur baseball draft by the Orioles and in the second round, 41st overall, by the Nets in the 2015 NBA draft before being traded to the Trail Blazers. The answer, for now, is basketball. Connaughton signed a three-year, rookie-scale contract with the Trail Blazers last week, with the first two years guaranteed at roughly $1.5 million, according to He will put his baseball career on hold as he begins his NBA journey. “You kind of have to expect it if you want to succeed,” Connaughton said. “There’s a work ethic you need to keep.”
via Raleigh News & Observer