Found May 24, 2014 on RealGM:
The Portland Trail Blazers have parted ways with Director of NBA Scouting Mike Born. Born was hired by the Blazers as a scout in 2004 and received a promotion in 2007 from Kevin Pritchard. Olshey's front office now includes two assistant GMs who were hired by Cho -- Bill Branch and Steve Rosenberry -- and Buchanan, as well Assistant Director of Scouting/Salary Cap Analyst Joe Cronin, a scouting staff and an analytics team.

Nicolas Batum's dog plays basketball, is a real-life 'Air Bud'

Nicolas Batum's dog playing basketball is the real life Air Bud. This dog has got some mad game.

Damian Lillard Poses With Rihanna (Photo)

Damian Lillard shared this picture on Facebook of him posing with Rihanna. It’s clearly a wax figure, but you’ll have a hard time convincing those in the comments section of his pic. The post Damian Lillard Poses With Rihanna (Photo) appeared first on Basketball Bicker.

Nicolas Batum plays one-on-one with his dog

For those of you that grew up as basketball fans during the 1990s, you should remember fondly the movie “Air Bud” where a child’s dog plays on his basketball team helping them to victory. It appears that Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum’s dog, also like Air Bud, has some quality basketball skills. Watch the Instagram video below as Batum’s dog defends him one...

Nic Batum’s Dog May Be The Best Dog Ever

Nic Batum, the Portland Trail Blazers’ small forward, posted the above video to his Instagram of him playing a game of 1-on-1 with his dog. The dog not only does a great job of staying in front of Batum and not making contact with him, but also tearing down rebound with two paws instead of one. Maybe the Blazers should sign Air Bud 2.0 to be a defensive stopper for next season...

Portland Trail Blazers Playoff Recap: Houston, We Have A Problem

LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard led the Blazers’ lift-off over the Rockets and into the second round of the playoffs. Result: 4-1 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals Though the Spurs thoroughly dominated Portland in the second round, it was an extremely encouraging season for a Trail Blazers team that exceeded expectations in 2013-14 with a...
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