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TRAIL BLAZERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blazers fire assistant who said Aldridge was leaving team

The Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday confirmed that assistant coach Kim Hughes is no longer with the team, but they will not say why. Most people believe Hughes’ comments about LaMarcus Aldridge are the reason for his firing. Hughes, who was the team’s big man coach the past three years, said in an interview with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard is the Blazers’ new franchise player

With the Portland currently undergoing major roster reconstruction, the team has made it a point to secure their All-Star point guard Damian Lillard and had even tagged him as their new franchise player. The 3-year man out of Weber State University has just signed to a 5-year, $120 million max contract with the Trail Blazers. He has more responsibility on his shoulders from this...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge chooses to sign with Spurs

One of the top free agents of this year’s class is reportedly on his way to the San Antonio Spurs. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Spurs will sign All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015   Wojnarowski...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Robin Lopez, Knicks finalizing four-year deal

The “Summer of Strangely Good Decisions” continues for the New York Knicks. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the franchise is closing a deal with free agent Robin Lopez. The Knicks are finalizing a four-year, $54 million agreement with free agent center Robin Lopez, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2015 ...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers apologize for first, get second meeting with Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge reportedly left his first free agency meeting with the Los Angeles feeling underwhelmed, but he apparently respects the franchise enough that he was willing to give it another shot. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that Aldridge granted the Lakers’ request for a second meeting on Thursday night, and the team spent the entire 90...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Matthews Agrees in Principle to Contract with Mavericks

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY SportsWesley Matthews is without question one of the more intriguing free agents on the free agent market, and he received a huge contract offer from the Sacramento Kings. Unfortunately, he has decided to turn it down and sign elsewhere. According to a report from David Aldridge, Matthews has agreed in principle to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks. Wes...
Via Hoops-Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewery offers Aldridge free beer for life if he stays a Blazer

While LaMarcus Aldridge is currently weighing offers from teams on where to continue his career, a Portland Brewery is offering an incentive for Aldridge to stay in the area. Breakside Brewery is enticing Aldridge to stay with free beer for life as well as a signature beer. Hey @aldridge_12 do you like beer? If you...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Agree to Deal with Ed Davis

Ed Davis is one of the more underrated players in the NBA, but there is no question that he is capable of being a solid player for any team. The Portland Trail Blazers are expected to lose star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge this offseason, although this deal doesn’t necessarily knock them out of contention for him. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports...
Via Hoops-Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Al-Farouq Aminu Signing Grade

  (April 23, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers made the first headlines of free agency by signing forward Al-Farouq Aminu to a controversial four year, $30 million contract. While he’s not the secondary offensive option the Blazers are in need of alongside Lillard, he’s an...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard adidas Take on Summer Tour Hits Paris

Following stops in Japan and China, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard concluded his adidas Take on Summer Tour in Paris. Kicking off the inaugural Damian Lillard Paris Academy, a two-day camp for French basketball players and fans. Lillard also celebrated the launch of the exclusive D Lillard 1 Take on Summer edition and coached a game between the best players...
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers, Lillard reportedly close to agreeing to $120 million extension

The Portland Trail Blazers might be losing one of their key pieces but it appears all is not lost. The Blazers are close to finalizing an agreement with point guard Damian Lillard on 5-year, $120 million maximum extension, according to ESPN. Lillard has increased his scoring average each of his first three seasons and it appears that will continue with power forward LaMarcus Aldridge...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers giving Damian Lillard a 5-year, $120-plus million extension

Nelson Chenault, USA TODAY SportsThe Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard are nearing agreement on a maximum five-year contract extension that is expected to be worth more than $120 million, reports ESPN. ESPN sources say Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard are nearing agreement on a five-year max extension with in excess of $120 million — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mason Plumlee Brings a New Facet to the Portland Trail Blazers

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 27: Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets goes to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 27, 2015 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wesley Matthews ahead of schedule in Achilles rehab

Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews suffered an awful blow when he tore his Achilles in a contract year, but some good news on his recovery may help his cause this offseason.The 28-year-old Matthews is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com:Matthews will be free to meet with other...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

To Max or Not to Max, Part 5: The Portland Trail Blazers

The NBA salary cap is set to practically double in the next two years, creating unique market conditions this summer that might lead to some unorthodox contracts. Specifically, players will be overpaid under the current system with the promise of those contracts looking cheaper by comparison when all players are making more underneath a much higher cap. In the days leading up to...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Ten For The Portland Trail Blazers! All About The Draft Acquisition Of Daniel Diez (English & Spanish)

The NBA Draft came and left as fast and strong as the 100-degree temperatures Portland has had. NBA fans patiently await the moment the annual Draft will take place, as usually there are major decisions that will shape the face of their team for the following year. This cycle is always surrounded of excitement, curiosity and, why not, even self indulged knowledge because we the fans...
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers roster reconstruction

After being eliminated early in the first round of this past NBA playoffs, the Portland Trail Blazers seem to be ready to readjust and reorganize. The team has made already moves in preparation for next season. Portland is ready for a fresh start moving forward. The Trail Blazers had recently traded Nicolas Batum to Charlotte Hornets, but they were not done yet. Portland had just...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: impact of Nic Batum trade

After a disappointing season with the Portland Trail Blazers last season, Nicolas Batum was traded to the Charlotte Hornets for young power forward Noah Vonleh and swingman Gerald Henderson. The move is an interesting take on the Trail Blazers mind set, because the trade certainly does not help the Blazers in the short term. Yes, Batum had a down season last year shooting only 32...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Drafting A NBA Ready Player Must Be Priority One For The Portland Trail Blazers

With the breaking news of Nicolas Batum being shipped to Charlotte last night, the city of Portland wakes up on Draft Day in a kind of stupor.  On one hand, everything has changed. But on the other, the plan stays largely the same regardless of the new fate of perhaps Portland’s most polarizing player. Batum was the subject of trade rumors for the last few weeks, so it shouldn’t...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Trade Nicolas Batum – What Does This Mean, And What’s Next?

For Portland Trail Blazers fans who have watched Nicolas Batum over the past seven years, there might be some frustration upon hearing the 6’8″ Frenchman was traded Wednesday to the Charlotte Hornets for 19-year-old power forward Noah Vonleh and veteran shooting guard Gerald Henderson. And yet, when really digging into Batum’s career arc–his spurts of brilliance ultimately...
Via Oregon Sports News
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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