Caleb Swanigan played 21 games during the 2018-19 campaign, serving primarily as a two-way player. The first 18 games came with the Portland Trail Blazers before he was sent to the Sacramento Kings in a Feb. 7 deal. His best performance of the season came during an Oct. 29 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Swanigan scored a career-high 11 points and posted his first career double-double. For the season, he averaged two points, three rebounds, and 8.5 minutes per game. Despite playing just three games with the Kings, his role did increase slightly when the team required his services. Swanigan's playing time bumped to 11 minutes per game, while he averaged 2.7 points and four rebounds. The second-year big man also suited up for 12 G-League games. There, he averaged 13.0 points and 10.9 rebounds on 47 percent shooting. He saw 27.2 minutes per contest between two G-League clubs, and even got six chances to start, allowing the second-year forward to continue his development.2017
Swanigan was drafted in the first round, 26th overall, by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2017 NBA Draft. The big man from Purdue played in 27 games for Portland, with three starts, and averaged 7.0 minutes per contest. He averaged 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. Swanigan scored a season-high 10 points in a little over 17 minutes of action in a loss to Houston on Apr. 5. He set his season high in rebounds much earlier in the year, grabbing eight in a win over New Orleans on Oct. 24. Swanigan recorded a season-high two blocks in a win over Denver on Nov. 13. The rookie also played in 14 games for the G League Canton Charge. Swanigan generated 14.2 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal per G League contest. On Jan. 3, Swanigan posted 28 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block during a road loss to the G League Herd. Swanigan ended the regular season by coming off the bench in six of Portland's last seven regular season games. The Trail Blazers lost to the Pelicans in round one of the 2017 playoffs. Swanigan had his first taste of post-season competition when he generated three points, two rebounds and one assist over eight minutes of run during Portland's Game 3 loss.
June 22, 2017Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 2017 NBA Draft.
July 4, 2017Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.
February 7, 2019Traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Sacramento Kings for Skal Labissière.
January 18, 2020Traded from the Sacramento Kings -- along with Trevor Ariza and Wenyen Gabriel -- to the Portland Trail Blazers for Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks.