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The Portland Trail Blazers are known for draft-night surprises, so it's anyone's guess what they'll do Thursday with four selections, including two lottery picks.
The team is rebuilding under new general manager Neil Olshey, who will make his first significant moves for the Blazers since he was hired earlier this month.
The past season was chaotic for the Blazers, who finished 28-38 and out of the playoffs for the first time in four years. The team was without a permanent GM, and coach Nate McMillan was fired before the season's end.
But, thanks in large part to several moves made by interim general manager Chad Buchanan, the Blazers have positioned themselves well for rebuilding this offseason.
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Jamal Crawford is either vastly overpaid or criminally underpaid, relative to his colleagues, depending on whether one puts more stock in recent performance or track record. To virtually nobody's surprise (except apparently his own), Crawford received no deal better than the two-year contract the Portland Trail Blazers offered last offseason. The $5 million midlevel exception...
Brandon Roy’s name may have been accompanied by the word “retirement” not too long ago, but that discussion was clearly premature. As Roy recovers from knee problems and prepares for his return to the NBA, a number of teams who believe he has plenty of good basketball remaining in his legs are lining up and preparing to make an offer. According to Yahoo! Sports, the Bulls,...
It’s Portland Trail Blazers draft day!
1:00pm – After extensively combing through the mock drafts on ESPN, CNNSI, YAHOO, and pretty much everywhere in between and beyond for the past week and all through the morning, the day is finally here. Yes we know that “The Brow” will be taken first overall, although for some reason I don’t believe that he will live...
This sounds familiar. Both in 2010 and then again in March, the Cavs reportedly targeted PG Jonny Flynn, the former Syracuse star who has fizzled thus far in the NBA.
Now, today, we’re seeing from the Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd that Cleveland again is rumored to target Flynn when free agency begins soon.
Everyone rightfully focused on draft, but free agency begins Sunday...
PDX 2012 Draft Blog
The 2012 NBA Draft was a boring one for most Trail Blazers fans who expected significant splashes, as the team picked the two players that many local analysts had projected them to take assuming that they were still available.
There were no first round trades in general manager Neil Olshey’s first draft in the Rose City or any other splashes of note.
It's nearly impossible to predict what the Celtics roster is going to look like next season, but one name being tossed around is sixth man specialist Jamal Crawford. The C's are among the teams actively pursuing Crawford, according to CSNNW.com. The Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly showing interest in the 32-year-old swingman as well, while the...
The 2012 NBA Draft will commence at 4PM this evening, and there is but one draftee among those eligible who can single-handedly reverse the Portland Trail Blazers recent fortunes.
Wait... don't go, not just yet. Hear me out.
If you've been paying attention, you've heard the reports. He had a poor 2012 NCAA Tournament. He cannot create his own shot...
Jamal Crawford has officially exercised his opt-out to become a free agent.
According to CSNNW, Portland is engaged in trade discussions regarding Jamal Crawford with Boston, Philadelphia and Minnesota: “The Portland Trail Blazers are fielding trade offers for guard Jamal Crawford and the Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Boston Celtics are among the teams actively pursuing the scoring specialist intensely, a league source said...
With the fate of Rays return seemingly zilch, Boston has been looking at players to help out Pierce and replace Ray.
Two options that have been getting a lot of blog attention around C's nation are Jamal Crawford from Portland and Josh Smith from Atlanta. My opinion is I don't see how we get Josh Smith. It seems improbable that the Hawks would do a deal so close in their...
Jamal Crawford has two years, $10-million remaining on his deal with the Blazers
Rich Cho lives by the philosophy of "draft talent and trade for need."