Posted March 16, 2012 on
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The Portland Trail Blazers are moving on a day after making major changes.
The Trail Blazers fired coach Nate McMillan, waived former No. 1 selection Greg Oden and traded Marcus Camby and Gerald Wallace on Thursday.
Interim head coach Kaleb Canales, who is the youngest coach in the NBA at age 34, is still going through his same routine.
Before Friday's game against Chicago, facing the team with the NBA's best record, Canales was on the court giving his players bounce and chest passes during shooting drills.
''He's not going to change who he is,'' starting guard Wesley Matthews said. ''He's going to stay true to his roots. That's what got him to where he's at. I have a lot of respect for that.''
''I was just going through our normal pregame routine with Wesley and LaMarcus (Aldridge),'' Canales said. ''It was a good warm-up session.''
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
INSULT TO INJURY
Greg Oden's injury-plagued Blazers tenure is reportedly coming to an end, with the news that the team plans to place the center on waivers five years after they made him the #1 pick in the draft.
The New Jersey Nets are set to land forward Gerald Wallace from the Portland Trail Blazers, Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday.
The Nets will send center Mehmet Okur and forward Shawne Williams to Portland, along with a first-round draft pick in exchange for Wallace, according to the report.
The two teams, who reportedly have agreed to the trade in principle, have until Thursday&...
A recent 3-7 slide into 12th in the Western Conference was all General Manager Chad Buchanan needed to begin rebuilding for the future.
At the trade deadline on Thursday, the Blazers first sent forward Gerald Wallace away to the New Jersey Nets, acquiring forward/center Mehmet Okur and forward Shawne Williams, and a pair of expiring contracts that are not expected to be retained...
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the New Jersey Nets have acquired Gerald Wallace from the Portland Trail Blazers for two injured players and a protected first-round draft pick.
The Nets sent center Mehmet Okur and forward Shawne Williams to Portland along with their own 2012 draft pick. The pick is protected if it is in the top three, according to the person, who...
The fire sale continues in Portland. As the Trail Blazers have finalized a deal with the Houston Rockets that will send soon to be 38 year old center, Marcus Camby, to the Rockets in exchange for a 2nd round draft pick, former Uconn center Hasheem Thabeet and former Syracuse Orange point guard, Johnny Flynn.
Camby should serve as a useful tool to the Rockets who have already put...
Per Yahoo Twitter account for Adrian Wojnarowski, in a move that most expected today the Portland Trailblazers have traded Gerald "Crash" Wallace to the New Jersey Nets for Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and a first-round pick.
Wallace will be an unrestricted free agent if he opts out of his player option of $11.4 million for next season.
It was the end of the line last...
The Nets and Blazers are closing in on a deal involving Gerald Wallace.
Greg Oden’s release by the Portland Trail Blazers may be thefinal chapter in what has been one of the most hard-luck stories in all ofsports. We have seen athlete’s bodies betray them before like in the caseof Ernie Davis and Lou Gehrig but Oden’s has been a very unusual situation thatmay be far from over.For those of us who remember Greg Oden’s college career as anOhio State...
WHEELING AND DEALING
The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Gerald Wallace to the New Jersey Nets for Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and a protected 2012 first-round pick.
With the biggest target in trade talks Dwight Howard deciding to stay put for another season, the New Jersey Nets moved quickly to bring in pieces to persuade Deron Williams to stay by trading oft-injured center Mehmet Okur, forward Shawne Williams and a protected 2012 first round pick to the Portland Trailblazers for Gerald Wallace. Yahoo! Sports was the [...]
Though New Jersey did not acquire the superstar it hoped, the move the Nets did pull off prior to the trade deadline could make them a better team for the rest of the season.
Veteran forward Gerald Wallace could make his debut for the Nets on Saturday night when they try to hand the visiting New Orleans Hornets a fourth consecutive defeat.
New Jersey (15-30) was reportedly one...