In his career, he played in 75 total games, and all but 10 were with the Blazers. Swanigan played his final NBA game in 2020, declining to join the COVID-19 bubble team in Florida for personal reasons.
Swanigan gained weight, as evidenced by images that appeared during his court hearings. In a 2017 ESPN feature, he acknowledged that obesity and overeating had always been issues for him, in part because of his turbulent childhood and the inability of his family to purchase good food. By the seventh grade, he had gained 360 pounds from eating whatever was available.