There has been a lot of discussion about the Portland Trail Blazers bench or lack thereof this season. It was no secret heading into the 2012-13 campaign that this was going to be a sore spot for this Blazer team. However, as you may want to criticize the second string for lack of productivity or GM Neil Olshey for failing to assemble a collection of reserves worth their salt, realize...
As I pointed out in today’s Starting Lineup post, Amare Stoudemire’s return to the floor could’ve gone better. That said, it could’ve gone worse, too. While it would’ve been completely unreasonable to expect a player to sit out 30 consecutive games and come back to dominate, it wouldn’t have been unreasonable to presume STAT would need more than a game or two to regain...
Joel Freeland and Victor Claver have been recalled by the Blazers.
December 16, 2012
The Trail Blazers have assigned rookies Will Barton and Victor Claver to Portland's development league affiliate, the Idaho Stampede.
Barton has played in 16 games for the Blazers this season, averaging 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game. The guard was the 40th pick in the June draft out of Memphis.
Claver, a 6-foot-10 forward from Spain, was selected by the...
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December 07, 2012
The Blazers have assigned guard Will Barton and forward Victor Claver to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League.
December 07, 2012
Where does PDX rank?ESPN recently conducted its annual ranking of every player in the NBA, ordering them from No. 500 (Eddy Curry) to No. 1 (LeBron James).The Portland Trail Blazers’ players range from No. 20 all the way down to No. 460, but the question is, did ESPN get their rankings right?No. 460: Victor ClaverAs a rookie from Spain, Victor Claver’s spot in the ranking is...
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...
As the Portland Trail Blazers wait until July 11 to match Nicolas Batum’s 4-year, $45 million offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves, they continue to consider their options at swing guard and may finally dip into their “draft and stash” pot to get what they need.
On Friday, Blazers draftee Victor Claver moved a step closer to joining Portland when it was announced he and Valencia...
Portland drafted Victor Claver with the 22nd overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Blazers first round picks Joel Freeland and Victor Claver are open to making the leap to the NBA next season.