The Portland Trail Blazers have assigned guards Will Barton and Nolan Smith to the Idaho Stampede, Portland’s NBA Development League affiliate.  

Barton has appeared in 28 games for the Blazers this season, averaging 2.9 points, 1.4 rebounds and 10.1 minutes.  Previously assigned to Idaho for two games in December, Barton returns to the Stampede with NBA D-League averages of 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 42.0 minutes.   

Smith has played in 18 games for Portland this season, averaging 2.5 points, 1.2 assists and 8.2 minutes.  A second-year player, Smith owns NBA career averages of 3.4 points, 1.3 assists and 11.1 minutes in 62 career games for the Trail Blazers.