Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 6/28/13
As the majority of America is gearing up for Independence Day with the BBQs and parties that accompany the weekend celebrating the holiday, the gears are turning at a much more furious pace for the Portland Trail Blazers. Why? Free agency starts on July 1st.  With the draft behind us now, the front office is turning their attention to phase 2 of this rebuilding summer. When it comes to the NBA, the term "offseason" is thrown around incredibly loosely. I would pay anybody to ask Neil Olshey, or any member of the front office for that matter, how their offseason was (Hint--- they have no offseason!) This is one of the most pivotal summers for the franchise, ever. We all said the same thing last summer. I know, I know. But a certain all-star turned the pressure up on the front office this summer.  These last few days have been really tumultuous if you are a Blazer fan and especially if you are a LaMarcus Aldridge fan. The reports started to come out that Aldridge wanted to b...
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