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Blazers sign C Steven Hill

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed 7-foot center Steven Hill, who has played for parts of the last two seasons in the NBA's development league.

Hill was signed by the Blazers to shore up the Blazers at center after Jeff Pendergraph sustained a season-ending knee injury.

Pendergraph was expected to back up Marcus Camby at center while Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla rehab from knee surgeries.

Oden and Przybilla, both injured last season, are expected to return this season, although no timetable for either player has been set.

Hill, who was undrafted out of Arkansas, played in one NBA game for the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008.