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The flight to Salt Lake City to lure hall of fame coach Jerry Sloan to Portland took just under two hours. The offer to Roy Hibbert, the best center in free agency, was a no-brainer. Both moves were made swiftly and with conviction. Both were home run swings. Both left the Blazers with absolutely nothing…
And it was the best two moves this franchise has made in a long, long time.
When Neil Olshey was brought over from the Clippers in June, he was tasked with one thing…make the Blazers relevant for years to come. Under Larry Miller’s presidency, fans were pushed to believe that this team was a few pieces away from being in the upper echelon of the NBA. LaMarcus Aldridge was the star, and it was a matter of surrounding him with the right players. Last season’s debacle, however, proved that the Blazers are far from contenders.
And then Neil Olshey walked through the door. And the home run swings started flying.
Roy Hibbert, a top-5 center, was offered a max deal. Indiana prompt...
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The Portland Trail Blazers are set to kick off the Las Vegas Summer league against the New Orleans Hornets Sunday night at 7:30 PT.
The team will play five games in the next week, as they prepare to make the final roster moves heading into the 2012-13 NBA season.
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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.
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The Wolves will sign Nicolas Batum to a four-year, $46.4 million offer sheet on Sunday after making repeated attempts to acquire him via sign-and-trade.
The Blazers have until Wednesday to match Minnesota's offer to Nicolas Batum.
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
The New York Knicks must love point guards as they sign another one in Raymond Felton via a sign-and-trade. Raymond Felton and Kurt Thomas are reported to go to New York in exchange for Jared Jeffries and Dan Gadzuric via Frank Isola. The Knicks have acquired Raymond Felton and Kurt Thomas from Portland for Jared Jeffries [...]
New York will receive Raymond Felton and Kurt Thomas, while Portland will acquire Jared Jeffries, Dan Gadzuric and the draft rights to Kostas Papanikolaou and Georgios Printezis.
Raymond Felton's acquisition would have a likely effect on whether the Knicks will match Jeremy Lin's offer sheet with the Rockets.