Back when the Portland Trail Blazers selected Joel Feeland 30th overall in 2006, the idea at the time was to draft and stash the big man over in Europe and let him develop his game.
After playing with Gran Canaria until 2009, the 6-foot-10 forward and center moved to Unicaja Malaga and is coming off a season where he led the team in scoring and rebounds with 12.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while shooting nearly 55% from the field in Spain’s renowned ACB League. Freeland also averaged 12.8 and 6.7 rebounds per game in the Euroleague.
What better time for him to finally make the jump to the NBA.
Portland and Freeland’s camp have been in constant contact and talks throughout the season about making a move this sumer, and while there is mutual interest from both sides to make it happen there is still a lot up in the air.
At this point the realities of Freeland finally landing in the NBA are legit.
However, it’s up for debate if Portland will end up...