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The only player to show up for the first day of the NBA's voluntary workouts in Portland is Steve Blake of the Los Angeles Lakers.

LaMarcus Aldridge is a very solid power forward for the Portland Trailblazers

26-year old LaMarcus Aldridge is going to be the starting power forward for the Trailblazers once again in 2011-12. He played in 81 games (all starts) for the Trailblazers last year and he averaged 39.6 minutes, 21.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.2 blocked shots per game. He has now played in 379 games (338 starts) in his career with the Blazers and he is averaging...

Blazers C Oden won't be ready for start of season

Even if the NBA season gets underway on Christmas Day, Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden will not be ready to play. The oft-injured Oden is not expected to return to the court until January at the earliest. He has not played since fracturing his left patella in December 2009. The 7-footer underwent microfracture knee surgery in November 2010. The top overall pick in the...

Trail Blazers' Nicolas Batum hopes to return to Portland next week and is ready to talk contract extension

Batum, who has worked on his ball-handling and post-up game during the lockout, is eligible for a contract extension and has a desire to remain in Portland.

Blazers Hope Greg Oden Will Be Ready to Play in January

Portland will likely have to overpay Greg Oden in order to retain him, and continue to hope and pray that he’ll be ready to play come January. From CBS Sports: “Portland Trail Blazers president Larry Miller made the news official while continuing to express full support for the oft-injured center during a meeting with reporters at the Rose Garden on Wednesday. Miller made it...

Blazers president talks Roy, Oden, GM… but no real answers

Blazers president Larry Miller took on all questions and talked a lot at a Wednesday press conference. But like a good politican, he didn’t really say much. The Blazers are a team at a crossroads. What are they going to do with Brandon Roy? Greg Oden? When are they going to get a permanent general…

Trail Blazers deny that team has made decision on Brandon Roy

The Trail Blazers have not made any decisions on using the amnesty provision to waive Brandon Roy. Team president Larry Miller, in a packed news conference at the Rose Garden on Wednesday, was adamant a that column by The Oregonian’s John Canzano — which quoted a source saying Portland had decided to waive Roy — was [...]

Wednesday morning one liners: Portland loves Brandon Roy

Do not underestimate the love of the Blazers fan base for Brandon Roy, or how that could weight into plans to use the amnesty clause on him. Carlos Boozer thinks the Chicago Bulls can win an NBA title. This year. How desperate are the Knicks for a big man to take a one year deal?…

2011 NBA free agency buzz: Trail Blazers reportedly reach out to Jamal Crawford, Nene (links)

A look around the NBA at the latest free agency news, notes and rumors.

Blazers Considering Contract Extension For Batum

The Blazers have discussed a possible contract extension with Nicolas Batum, team president Larry Miller said Thursday.

Brandon Roy's waiting game

On the Oregonian's website, Jason Quick writes: If the Blazers waive Roy, it will put them under the luxury tax threshold, likely saving owner Paul Allen more than $25 million in taxes this season. I was all set to write a post about no matter how much you like Brandon Roy, nobody can afford any NBA player with that kind of surcharge. But I ran the numbers by Larry Coon who...

Trail Blazers checklist: Larry Miller discusses the team's most pressing issues

Blazers president says the team will start the season without a general manager and probably without Greg Oden.
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