Joel Freeland and Victor Claver have been recalled by the Blazers.
December 16, 2012
Joel Freeland received a bit of rude awakening about playing against NBA superstars this past Thursday night.
Team USA pounded Great Britain in Manchester on 118-78 and the soon-to-be rookie got caught sleeping on an in-bounds play from LeBron James off of Freeland’s back side for a quick lay-up.
It was all part of a 40-point win by Team USA.
In the first half...
Basketball is not like football. There is not one single position that can be described as the most important. There’s no quarterback in basketball, no position that must touch the ball on every play for the team to be successful. Most basketball fans and analysts claim that either point guard or center is the most important position. Yet there are often certain players, at other...
The Portland Trail Blazers have formally signed free agent power forward J.J. Hickson, British forward Joel Freeland and draft picks Damian Lillard and Meyers Leonard.
The flurry of signings was announced by the Blazers on Friday.
Hickson, who agreed to 1-year deal with Portland, played in 19 games for the Blazers last season, averaging 15.1 points and 8.3 rebounds.
The most pressing needs for the Portland Trail Blazers as they move through the summer are at point guard and power forward. The early focus has been on moves to fortify the frontcourt. The Blazers have signed one European forward (Victor Claver) and will soon sign another (Joel Freeland). And there were unsubstantiated reports that J.J Hickson, a restricted free agent who finished...
Joel Freeland averaged 12.9 points and 7.5 rebounds for Unicaja Malaga of the Spanish ACB League.
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...
CSKA Moscow and Barcelona are rumored to have interest in signing Joel Freeland, according to a report.
Blazers first round picks Joel Freeland and Victor Claver are open to making the leap to the NBA next season.
In the coming weeks before the NBA tips off their revised post-lockout schedule, you’re bound to hear a number of names associated with the Portland Trail Blazers as they attempt to secure their frontline.
A free-agent shortlist is already circulating featuring Carl Landry and Chuck Hayes among others.
But there is one name that’s been associated with Portland during past offseasons...