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Blazers general manager Neil Olshey introduced Mo Williams Thursday, but that wasn’t the main topic at the press conference. There’s been trade rumors circulating around Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge.
Despite reports linking the 2-time all-star to Chicago, Olshey made it clear that Aldridge never asked to be traded.
“I think it comes from all you [media] — everybody fighting to be first with inaccurate information. I can tell you, LaMarcus Aldridge, you guys have known him longer than I have. And if he had asked to be traded, he would have told people that he asked to be traded. He never asked to be traded.”
“But, you know, like I said, it’s part of the business. LaMarcus understands it. He ignores it. If [Aldridge requesting a trade] was the case, we’d be dealing with it. It’s not. He’s happy.”
LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland organization can now move forward.
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Portland Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey introduced new guard Mo Williams signed as a free agent this week during a press conference at the Rose Garden on Thursday. A transcript of that press conference will be up shortly.
During the press conference Olshey indicated that All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge was "excited" by Williams' signing. Earlier this summer Olshey...
LaMarcus Aldridge was in trade speculation this offseason, but Neil Olshey is adamant the All-Star big man never requested a trade from the Portland Trail Blazers.
"I think it comes from all you [media] -- everybody fighting to be first with inaccurate information," Olshey said. "I can tell you, LaMarcus Aldridge, you guys have known him longer than I have. And if...
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During his introductory...
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The Portland Trail Blazers have signed veteran free agent guard Mo Williams.
Williams has played 10 seasons in the NBA with stops in Milwaukee, Cleveland, the Clippers and Utah, averaging 13.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5 assists. Last season with the Jazz, the 6-foot-1 Williams averaged 12.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists but he was hampered by surgery on his right thumb that...
The Trail Blazers have reached an agreement to sign veteran point guard Mo Williams his agent Mark Bartlestein said Wednesday.
Williams agreed to a two-year $5.6 million contract with a player option for the second season. Bartlestein said he expects Williams to sign the contract in the next day or two.
The agent said Williams was strongly influenced by the presence of Blazers...
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The signing of Mo Williams continues an offseason trend for the Portland Trail Blazers and General Manager Neil Olshey. Williams is now the fifth role player that Olshey has brought in this summer in an attempt to create second unit that does not dramatically drop off when the starters need a break. Olshey’s relentless and successful pursuit of free agents this offseason not...
Portland continues to revamp their bench, which was one of the worst last season. Mo Williams has reached an agreement on a two-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, agent Mark Bartelstein told USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt on Wednesday.
The veteran point guard will receive $5.6 million over two years, with the second season being a player option.
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