The Trail Blazers have informed Allen Crabbe his contract will be guaranteed for the 2015-16 season, CSNNW.com has learned.
The team had until Saturday to decide on Crabbe’s contract status. The 23-year-old is expected to make more than $900,000 next season.
In his first two years with the Blazers, Crabbe averaged 3.0 points and 1.2 rebounds in 66 games. He played a career-high 51 games last season, starting nine games replacing Nicolas Batum, who suffered from various injuries.
Crabbe noted it would be a big summer for him as he looks to earn a spot in Terry Stotts' rotation next season. He averaged 15.5 points, shooting 53.2 percent from the field (43.8 percent from 3-point range) in four games in the Las Vegas Summer league before suffering a severe left ankle sprain against Minnesota.
Following the injury, the team announced Crabbe was expected to miss four-to-six weeks, but he should be ready in time for training camp.
"It's always good to know that your [contract] is going to be guaranteed so it just makes you focus on continuing to work hard for the rest of the summer and get prepared for training camp," Crabbe told CSNNW.com on Friday. "I've got a clear mind just knowing that I'm going to be on the roster next year."