After a breakout season with the Portland Trail Blazers, 21-year-old Gary Trent Jr. has signed with Klutch Sports Group. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news Monday evening.
This couldn’t come at a better time for Trent Jr. who is set to become a restricted free agent at the end of next season. Seeking his first big payday, the former second-round draft pick will have one more year to prove himself before Klutch Sports negotiates his next contract.
Klutch Sports is one of the top agencies in the entire NBA, representing players like LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Ben Simmons, John Wall and many others around the league. Trent is their most recent Klutch signing since Lonzo Ball just a few weeks ago.
After a mediocre rookie season, he emerged as a breakout player in Year 2, averaging 8.9 points per game on .418 shooting from beyond the arc. His production rose even higher in the bubble and 2019-20 playoffs as he was explosive from deep and on defense for the Blazers.
The Duke product is turning out to be an absolute steal for Portland with the No. 37 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.