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Trailblazers Sign Marquette Product Diener

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland Trail Blazers signed free-agent Travis Diener on Wednesday to fill their final roster spot.

Diener, a 6-foot-1 point guard, played four games for Indiana earlier this season before undergoing surgery on his big toe. The Pacers released him on Monday.

The Blazers traded Steve Blake to the Los Angeles Clippers in the Marcus Camby deal Feb. 16 but have three other point guards on the roster: Andre Miller, Jerryd Bayless and rookie Patrick Mills.

"We're very happy to have Travis on our roster," Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard said. "He is a veteran point guard who will be a good complement to our existing backcourt."

The 28-year-old Diener began his career in Orlando and posted career-highs of 6.9 points and 3.8 assists in 2007-08 with the Pacers.

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