Hollis-Jefferson was on the Timberwolves’ training camp roster but was waived in December. The Trail Blazers had two openings on their 15-man roster and needed to sign at least one player under NBA requirements.
Portland was seeking another wing or guard to fill a roster spot. The Blazers dropped to 13 players on the 15-man roster in the two-for-one trade with the Raptors that brought Norman Powell to Portland.
Hollis-Jefferson, 26, played for the Raptors last season, providing energy and defense off the bench. He averaged 7.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 60 games (18.7 minutes) for Toronto.
He’s averaged 9.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 294 career NBA games. He played his first four seasons with Brooklyn.