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Trail Blazers rookie guard Elliot Williams will have surgery on his left shoulder later this month and miss the rest of the season.
Williams dislocated his shoulder during practice on March 8. The Blazers say he will have surgery March 30 in Los Angeles.
Averaging 3.7 points in his 24 appearances, the 6-foot-5 Williams has shown promise this season. He's scored 88 points in just 149 total minutes.
Williams' career has gotten off to a rocky start after his rookie season last year was postponed by surgery on both knees.
Acquired by Portland with the 22nd overall pick in the 2010 draft, Williams played at Memphis after transferring from Duke for personal reasons.
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What did Portland get at the deadline?
We all know the NBA deals that transpired last Thursday morning, and after a weekend spent drowning away my sorrows for the loss of Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby, its time to try to figure out what the new guys actually bring to the team.
Let’s start with the players who will bring nothing to Rip City.
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They were the Jailblazers before he got there, it's only fair people remember that. For as much as he did in Portland during his seven years as the Head Coach of the Trailblazers though, Nate McMillan was still fired last week anyways. He spoke to the media on Tuesday for the first time, and despite the unceremonious way he was discharged, we wasn't throwing anybody under...
Former Portland Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan.The Portland Trail Blazers made a smart move on Thursday by firing micro-managing head coach Nate McMillan in order to begin a massive rebuilding mode that will take place in earnest as soon as the 2011-12 regular season ends.Unfortunately for the Blazers and McMillan the once-respected head coach was never able to quite get...
Is it still Luke on Luke violence if one of the Lukes spells his name with a “c”? I figure it is. Anyway, I really wanted to give this to Markieff Morris because I’m partial to any dunk that looks at all similar to Stromile Swift on Yao Ming, but I’ve accepted that Mbah A Moute’s long leap from the dotted line makes his and-one facial the superior of the two…
During last night's Trail Blazers/Milwaukee Bucks affair, newly-acquired Portland center Hasheem Thabeet attempted to throw down an alley-oop dunk from teammate Johnny Flynn. Instead of a tremendous dunk, Thabeet got blocked by the rim:
The Blazers waived Mehmet Okur.
NBA Head Coach: Kaleb Canales
Name: Kaleb Canales
Born: July 7, 1978
Birthplace: Laredo, Texas
College: University of Texas-Arlington
Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach, Portland Trail Blazers, 2009-2012
Interim Head Coach, Portland Trail Blazers, 2012
“Exudes Positivity and Commitment”
Before his first game as the interim head coach at the United Center in Chicago, 33 year...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Nicolas Batum had 24 points and the new-look Portland Trail Blazers held off the Memphis Grizzlies 97-93 on Thursday night.
Jamal Crawford had 17 points, including four clutch free throws in the final seconds for the Blazers, who snapped a two-game skid to even to 2-2 under interim head coach Kaleb Canales.
Marc Gasol's layup narrowed it to 91-88 with...
Brandon Roy unexpectedly appeared at the Trail Blazers' game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, his first visit to the Rose Garden since his abrupt retirement at the opening of training camp.
The three-time All-Star sat courtside with wife Tiana and was given a standing ovation when he was shown on the video scoreboard. Team owner Paul Allen was among those standing...
NBA Matchup Insight
The Trailblazers are finally back at home, where they are 14-7 this season, but they will be facing a red-hot Bucks’ team that has won 5 straight game and new have a great scorer in Monta Ellis.
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The New Orleans Hornets claimed center Chris Johnson off waivers Tuesday.Terms of the deal were not announced due to team policy.Johnson was waived by the Portland Trail Blazers on Mar. 15. The 26-year-old averaged 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds in 4.7 minutes per game before being released.The former LSU Tiger began his NBA career with the Boston Celtics in 2010-11, appearing in four...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer It is said that Kaleb Canales spends so much time at the Trail Blazers' practice facility that he's got a bedroom there.
Truth is, Canales sleeps many nights on a couch in the building. But rest has been rare recently for Portland's new interim head coach, who started with the team...
Blazers All Access Coaching Search
No offense to Kaleb Canales, the video intern turned head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, but when news that the pink slip had been handed to Nate McMillan, one would have thought that the team may have had something…anything, in mind rather than what seemed at the time to be similar to that of throwing a dart and running with the person...
Seventh in a series of installments documenting my failed political ambitions, my warped sensibilities, and my Portland Trail Blazers.
I saw a school of bright blue puffer fish, off in the distance, by the coral. I decided immediately to go check them out. For some reason, I felt this was necessary. My jaws were hurting due to the amount of pressure I was biting down with on...