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The Portland Trail Blazers have formally signed free agent power forward J.J. Hickson, British forward Joel Freeland and draft picks Damian Lillard and Meyers Leonard.
The flurry of signings was announced by the Blazers on Friday.
Hickson, who agreed to 1-year deal with Portland, played in 19 games for the Blazers last season, averaging 15.1 points and 8.3 rebounds.
Freeland, a 2006 draft pick by the Blazers, averaged 12.9 points and 7.5 rebounds last season with Spain's Unicaja Malaga.
The Blazers took Lillard out of Weber State with the sixth pick before selecting the 7-foot-1 Leonard out of Illinois with the 11th pick in the June draft.
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The Portland Trail Blazers re-signed free agent power forward J.J. Hickson to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million. Hickson was claimed off waivers from the Kings in March and averaged 15.1 points and 8.3 rebounds in 19 games. Hickson was thought to be expendable when the Blazers extended a lucrative offer sheet to restricted free agent Roy Hibbert and drafted Meyers Leonard...
Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw will interview to be head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers this weekend. Shaw was granted permission by the Pacers to meet with Portland. He previously interviewed with Charlotte and is a candidate for the opening in Orlando. According to reports, the Trail Blazers spent time this week pursuing two Hall of Fame coaches -- Phil Jackson and...
The Portland Trail Blazers pursued Hall-of-Fame coaches Phil Jackson and Jerry Sloan for their head coaching position and were spurned by both, according to a Comcast Sports Northwest report. The Blazers offered Sloan the job this week, and pursued Jackson over the past few months, a source told Comcast Sports Northwest. Blazers general manager Neil Olshey confirmed the team...
The Knicks have acquired 28-year-old Raymond Felton, 39-year-old Kurt Thomas, and rights to 2 players in Europe via sign-and-trade with the Portland Trail Blazers. In return, the Blazers will receive Jared Jeffries, Dan Gadzuric, and a 2016 second-round draft pick. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo, Felton’s deal’s is for 3 years and worth $10 million.
The controversy surrounding...
MINNEAPOLIS On Friday evening, the Minnesota Timberwolves completed what appeared to be the final step in clearing enough salary cap space to sign restricted free-agent small forward Nicolas Batum to an offer sheet. However, a league technicality will impede them from doing so until 5 p.m. ET Sunday.
After releasing small forward Martell Webster and trading center Brad Miller to...
Injury-riddled Greg Oden could be returning to the NBA this season.
Thats the word from Odens agent, Mike Conley, who got a call earlier this week from Oden. He said his client has changed his tune from wanting to take this season off.
(Oden) called me, and he was kind of excited, Conley said Thursday in a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida. I think hes motivated . He wants...
Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan said he interviewed Wednesday for the Portland coaching job but has removed himself from consideration.
Sloan said Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey flew to Salt Lake City to interview him. However, Sloan called the team Thursday to pull out.
I talked to them yesterday, Sloan said in a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida. But it just didnt...
You've got to give the Trail Blazers management some credit -- the front office appears to be giving its all when it comes to finding a marquee coach.
Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan turned down the Blazers on Thursday, but he's not the only big name Portland was chasing. The Trail Blazers were reportedly in "back-and-forth discussions" with NBA coaching legend...
The Knicks have acquired Raymond Felton and Kurt Thomas from the Blazers in exchange for Jared Jeffries and Dan Gadzuric.
Report: Knicks Obtained Raymond Felton
Raymond Felton's acquisition would have a likely effect on whether the Knicks will match Jeremy Lin's offer sheet with the Rockets.
The most pressing needs for the Portland Trail Blazers as they move through the summer are at point guard and power forward. The early focus has been on moves to fortify the frontcourt. The Blazers have signed one European forward (Victor Claver) and will soon sign another (Joel Freeland). And there were unsubstantiated reports that J.J Hickson, a restricted free agent who finished...