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Blazers SG Dalano Banton: Diamond in the Rough?

While he started the season on the other side of the country, Dalano Banton has been one of the more exciting Portland Trail Blazers on the court this season.

In 27 games with the Blazers since being acquired at the NBA Trade Deadline, Banton is averaging 16.4 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting just over 35 percent from beyond the 3-point line.

Banton was honored by Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes by being awarded the “Diamond in the Rough” award.

It’s not the second half of a drain-circling Blazers season if a young player doesn’t put up intriguing numbers while nobody’s paying attention.