Found February 28, 2012 on
It's official, free agent center Joel Pryzbilla is now Portland Trailblazers center Joel Pryzbilla. The Blazers now have the two toughest back ups in the league. Kurt Thomas and Pryzbilla will hurt you.
OregonLive.com reports Pryzbilla passed his physical over the weekend and has signed with the team. To make room, the Blazers cut guard Armon Johnson. Pryzbilla has had several knee problems throughout his career, but his size and toughness will help Portland's frontline of LaMarcus Aldridge, Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas.
Many, including Crossover Chronicle's own Wendell Maxey wondered if the Pryzbilla signing would signal the end of the Greg Oden era in Portland.
"Considering the unfortunate news that Oden underwent another microfracture surgery on Monday, there remains the possibility the Blazers could release Oden in order to create a roster spot for Przybilla. Portland has some experience in this case. Former Blazer and current Indiana Pacers forward ...
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Przybilla talks about why he chose the Blazers, where he's at physically and what he hopes to contribute to the team this season.
Though now playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, veteran center Marcus Camby still has fond memories and strong ties to Denver. Nuggets.com caught up with the former Nuggets big man to get his thoughts on his 16th NBA season and his charitable efforts in Colorado.
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A report surfaced Tuesday that the three-time NBA All-Star has been receiving treatment on his balky knees in hope of a return to the court.
Roster questions remain as the NBA trade deadline approaches.
"Joel is a hard worker, a great teammate and a player that does the little things to help you win, all qualities that will help us down the stretch run," acting GM Chad Buchanan says.
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent Joel Przybilla.
The Portland Trail Blazers signed center Joel Przybilla on Monday.
Portland Trailblazers Odds to win 2012 NBA Western Conference
Oklahoma City Thunder 5/4
Los Angeles Clippers 11/2
San Antonio Spurs 11/2
Los Angeles Lakers 6/1
Dallas Mavericks 7/1
Portland Trailblazers 15/1
Memphis Grizzlies 22/1
Denver Nuggets ...