NBA: Blazers guarantee Josh Hart’s salary for 2022-23

Josh Hart #11 of the Portland Trail Blazers goes to the basket against Nic Claxton #33 of the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Barclays Center on March 18, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Nets won 128-123. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

The Portland Trail Blazers have fully guaranteed Josh Hart’s $12.96 million salary for the 2022-23 season, The Oregonian reported Saturday.

The team was facing a Saturday deadline per Hart’s contract, according to spotrac.com.

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Hart, a swingman, is entering the second season of a three-year, $37.9 million deal he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans in August of 2021.

There is a mutual option for $12.96 million in 2023-24 as part of the contract.