The New Zealand Trail Blazers were plagued by injuries at the start of the season, with foreign aid Justinian Jessup out indefinitely due to a pelvic injury, but the team moved quickly to fill his absence, reportedly signing former NBA player Anthony Lamb .
According to , New Zealand will initially bring in Lamb as Jessup’s injured replacement, but they are aiming to keep him in a Vandals jersey long-term, although his contract lapses due to NBA restrictions, meaning He can leave the team at any time if he gets a chance in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers are currently in the United States to play NBA team the Portland Trail Blazers, and Lamb will reportedly join the team immediately as they hope he can help the team’s current 1-1 record with dreams of returning for a second time NBL Finals – one year in a row.
Jessup started the NBL season averaging 9.5 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists per game, but according to , he will be out indefinitely, leaving Lamb with a huge hole to fill.
Anthony Lamb NBA stats
Lamb has spent the past three years hovering on the fringes of the NBA. In the most recent 2022/23 season, he played 62 games for the Golden State Warriors, averaging 6.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
However, he became a free agent in the offseason and was unable to join another NBA team, ultimately signing with the New Zealand Breakers.
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Anthony Lamb rape allegation
Anthony Lamb has been one of the most controversial players in the NBA during his time in the league, as he was accused of sexual assault while a student at the University of Vermont.
Lamb is accused of sexually assaulting former Vermont swimmer Kendall Weir, according to a civil lawsuit filed by three women against the university.
In a statement to The Athletic, Lamb denied the allegations.
“The allegations against me in 2019 have recently resurfaced and are demonstrably false,” Lamb said.
“I have cooperated fully with the alleged incident and welcome any investigation into the matter. Simply put, I have never committed a sexual assault.”