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Q’s Take: The 2011 Trailblazers Coming’s And Going’s

Portland Trailblazers roster recap as we get closer to the 2011 NBA season starting up. Jamal Crawford says the Portland Trail Blazers are where he belongs, but to bring him in the Blazers had to waive the retiring Brandon Roy. A tough pill to swallow for all northwest hoops fans. LaMarcus Aldridge has a heart condition, Greg Oden is Greg Oden, Kurt Thomas is coming in as is Craig Smith.

Blazers' Camby to have MRI on left knee

Trail Blazers center Marcus Camby was ruled out for Portland's preseason finale against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night after tweaking his left knee during warmups. Camby will have an MRI as a precaution on Thursday, but coach Nate McMillan didn't believe the injury was serious. Kurt Thomas started in place of the 15-year veteran. LaMarcus Aldridge will start for Portland...

Derrick Favors shows Utah Jazz he’s ready to play

Derrick Favors shows Utah Jazz he’s ready to play By Brian T. Smith The Salt Lake Tribune Published Dec 20, 2011 04:39PM MDT Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin broke the news before training camp even started. Already numb to questions about Utah’s starting five, Corbin offered a speculative what-if response about power forward Derrick Favors as proof everything would be up for...

2011-12 Trail Blazers: Armon Johnson

The 6-foot-3 Johnson is a strong defender.

Blazers Plan to ‘Take Care’ of Nicolas Batum With Contract Extension

Nicolas Batum has developed into a solid contributor in Portland, and the Blazers want to keep the 4th year forward long-term. Reports the Oregonian: “The Trail Blazers have taken the first step toward signing forward Nicolas Batum to a long-term contract extension, sending his representatives a formal letter of intention to discuss an extension. In the letter, the Blazers said...

The D-League: Where Signing Ricky Davis and Greg Ostertag happens?

So much for the “D” in D-League standing for “development” these days -- it’s more like, “Don’t call it a comeback” instead. According to Scott Schroeder of Ridiculous Upside, league sources confirmed both Ricky Davis and Greg Ostertag have decided to make their comebacks through the NBA Development League. Both players have signed D-League contracts and will find...

Blazers Finally Get Some Good Injury News

When it comes to injuries, you’d rather not be making headlines at all, but when talking about the Portland Trail Blazers, finally getting some good news on the injury front is a big deal. is reporting that Marcus Camby’s knee that he tweaked during a morning shootaround may not be as bad as they originally feared. “The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test performed...

Batum, Blazers To Discuss Extension After New Year

The Blazers can offer Nicolas Batum a five-year extension.

Jazz trade Mehmet Okur to Nets

The New Jersey Nets have acquired center Mehmet Okur from the Utah Jazz in exchange for their second round draft pick in 2015, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. “Mehmet will give us added scoring and size,” said King.  “His ability to shoot the three will help space the floor.” Okur, a nine-year veteran from Turkey, [...]

All-Star center Okur traded to Nets for draft pick

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz have traded All-Star center Mehmet Okur to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for a future second-round draft pick.

Miles scores 17 to lead Jazz over Blazers 92-89

C.J. Miles scored 17 points, including a pair of free throws with 2.2 seconds left, to help the Utah Jazz hold on for a 92-89 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

Jazz trade Okur to Nets

Just hours after the New Jersey Nets announced that center Brook Lopez had surgery to repair a broken foot, Utah Jazz officials announced Thursday afternoon that Utah had traded center Mehmet Okur to the Nets for a future second-round draft pick and a trade exception.

2011-12 Trail Blazers: Kurt Thomas

The 6-foot-9 forward signed a two-year contract with the Blazers.

Blazers center Camby tweaks left knee, to have MRI

Trail Blazers center Marcus Camby was ruled out for Portland's preseason finale against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night after tweaking his left knee during warmups.

Tuesday Bullets

C.J. Miles using Twitter in a way I have not seen before: With a report from the video session. I'm all for that. Actual basketball insight! Kemba Walker got something last night: A bounce in his step. In hitting all the big shots in a close Bobcats preseason win, he managed to come up with a nice dose of confidence he can draw on when, inevitably, things get rough. Staying...
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