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Blazers settle roster at 15 with guaranteeing of Will Barton's contract

The Portland Trail Blazers don't have many questions about their roster heading into 2014-15. After rebuilding the depth of this team a year ago, making it to the second round of the playoffs last season, and essentially swapping out Mo Williams for Steve Blake as the backup point guard this summer, the Blazers were headed in the right direction and set for next season without...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Barton's 14-15 Contract With Blazers Becomes Guaranteed

Will Barton's contract for 14-15 became fully guaranteed on Thursday, which puts the Portland Trail Blazers' roster at 15. Barton, whom Neil Olshey selected with a second-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, will make roughy $915,000 next season. "Will has improved as much as anyone on our roster as a player and a professional," Olshey told The Oregonian in an email...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Now With Mo Williams Gone, Who Will Step Up On The Portland Trail Blazers Bench?

The Portland Trail Blazers officially said goodbye to last year’s backup point guard Mo Williams on Monday. While Williams’ departure was hardly a surprise, Blazers faithful were really hoping he’d take a pay cut to return to Rip City. And now the Blazers are facing the same question that plagued them last year: how will their backups play? If the NBA were only judged on the...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Work For The Portland Trail Blazers!

Tuesday, the 29th of July, the Portland Trail Blazers in conjunction with the Rose Quarter distributed a press release announcing an exciting job fair coming up on August 5th. The event is open to the public and will be held in the South Concourse of the Moda Center between 5:30-7:30 p.m. There is a magnitude of part-time job opportunities, everything from parking to ticket sales...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: What Should be Their Starting Five?

Portland Trail Blazers: What Should be Their Starting Five? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… The Blazers return their entire starting five from the team that made it to the Western Conference semifinals last season before bowing out in a five game series loss to the eventual NBA champions San Antonio Spurs. Little should change for the quintet that collectively saw...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: A Look Ahead To 2015 Free Agency

Portland Trail Blazers: A look Ahead To 2015 Free Agency By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers weren’t very busy during free agency this past summer. With limited cap space and roster room and unable to work out a deal amenable to both sides with Mo Williams, they had just two (bench) roster spots to fill – which they did, signing Chris Kaman...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams Close To Deal With Wolves

Mo Williams and the Minnesota Timberwolves are nearing agreement on a deal. Williams played for the Portland Trail Blazers last season.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

adidas Officially Unveil The D Rose 5 Boost And Crazylight Boost With Derrick Rose and Damian Lillard

For the first time ever, adidas will integrate its famous Boost cushioning in their basketball shoes. Up until now, Boost has been used exclusively on some of the adidas running shoe models but the technology will be utilized on the upcoming D Rose 5 Boost and Crazylight Boost sneaker lines. Boost cushioning is designed to deliver maximum comfort and responsiveness so it’s a great...
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Barton's earns guaranteed contract for 2014-15 season

Will Barton, the ever-improving Portland Trail Blazers guard, earned himself a bit of security recently. The third year of his rookie contract became fully guaranteed on July 25 since the team elected not to waive him by that date, we’re told. This decision comes as no surprise. Barton will earn a little over $900,000 for the upcoming 2014-15 NBA season. “It just shows that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – Salvation Lies Within

If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.  The Portland Trail Blazers didn’t have a draft pick, lacked the cap space to add a significant free agent, and the ones they did bring in are more glue than substance.  But this team’s future success isn’t dependent on outside talent, but more so on the current personnel getting better. I’m talking to you CJ McCollum...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 rotation

Looking Ahead. The 2014 NBA Las Vegas Summer League has come and gone, and the only big event standing between the Portland Trail Blazers and the 2014-15 regular season is training camp. With all significant moves now in the past (and more likely, all moves altogether), the Blazers’ roster is set. We know who will be there come the season opener, and we have a good idea of who...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
10 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Blazers Damian Lillard puts Twitter antagonist in place

Portland Trail Blazers Point Guard Damian Liliard has, as we all do, his share of Twitter antagonists. Or as I call them “keyboard tough guys.” It’s easy for a lot of people to shoot their mouths off when they’re ensconced safely behind a computer; miles away from the person their antagonizing. It’s comes with the territory in the social media age. Especially so if you’re...
Via The Sports Bank
13 days ago  |  Discuss

How NBA free agency has impacted Portland Trail Blazers

NBA free agency. It’s a time for teams to get better, and that’s exactly what the Portland Trail Blazers did with the shrewd signings of Chris Kaman and Steve Blake. Although Portland, tucked away in the Pacific Northwest, didn’t make many headlines with these acquisitions, it’s clear that they’re going to be rotation players in the 2013-14 season. Steve Blake, while...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Blake signs two-year deal with Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers and Steve Blake have reached agreement on a two-year, $4 million contract, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Yahoo Sources: Steve Blake reaches agreement on two-year deal to return to the Portland Trail Blazers. http://t.co/mxK88IkmTV — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2014 Blake, 34, agreed to take the Blazers’ biannual exception...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

What Chris Kaman signing means for Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Finds Its Big Man. The Portland Trail Blazers entered free agency knowing one thing: It needed to improve its bench. That could be done in a number of different ways, but as it turns out, general manager Neil Olshey spent his energy looking for big men, and a big man he found in Chris Kaman. On Thursday night, Portland came to terms with Chris Kaman on a two-year, $9...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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