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Report: Joel Freeland doesn't expect to receive qualifying offer

Portland Trail Blazers big man Joel Freeland will be a free agent this offseason, but it's not yet clear what kind of free agent he'll be.In order for the Blazers to retain the ability to match any offer sheet Freeland signs this offseason, the team would need to issue Freeland a qualifying offer. If a qualifying offer isn't given, then Freeland will become an unrestricted free agent...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Admits Referees Should Have Awarded Howard Two Free Throws On Late Boxout With Freeland

The NBA acknowledged the officials missed a late call in the Portland Trail Blazers' 122-120 overtime win over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 on Sunday. "After video review by the league office, we have determined that the officials were incorrect in assessing a foul to the Rockets' Dwight Howard with 10.8 seconds remaining in overtime," Rod Thorn said in a statement. "The foul...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers' Joel Freeland returns in regular season finale

The Portland Trail Blazers entered the regular season finale on Wednesday with little to play for, as they had already secured the number five seed in the Western Conference playoffs. But the game had some significance to Joel Freeland, who returned to play for the first time since February 11 due to a sprained MCL in his right knee. Verse Photography via Wikimedia CommonsAs...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Freeland Goes Through 'Contact' Practice, Close To Return

Joel Freeland has missed the past 26 games for the Portland Trail Blazers with a sprained MCL in his right knee. Freeland went through "contact" work during the Blazers' practice on Tuesday and is nearing a return. Freeland is hopeful of playing in one of the Blazers' final two regular season games. “I felt pretty good, I was moving pretty well,” Freeland said of his Tuesday...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers lose Joel Freeland to MCL sprain in right knee

The Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday by the score of 98-95.  The loss dropped the Trail Blazers to 36-16, second in the Northwest Division behind the Oklahoma City Thunder. Center Joel Freeland sprained his right knee during the loss and is expected to miss the next four to eight weeks after an MRI revealed a MCL sprain. Verse Photography via...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Warriors-Blazers get into altercation

During the Blazers win over the Golden State Warriors, there were some fireworks. Midway through the third quarter, Joel Freeland of the Blazers got mixed up with Warriors center Andrew Bogut, and the chaos erupted from there. Several players should expect a fine from the league shortly once the incident is reviewed, but this is […]
Via Full Scale Sports
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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