Portland Trail Blazers: What is the Blazers’ Biggest Weakness?

Portland Trail Blazers: What is the Blazers’ Biggest Weakness? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff.. The Blazers did their best to address their two biggest weaknesses this offseason but whether they did enough to see a substantial difference in play is up for debate. Portland fans should still expect to see issues with the team’s overall defense and quality bench play...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Five Portland Trail Blazers Who Need To Step Up For The Team To Become Contenders

The Portland Trail Blazers had maybe the most surprising team in the NBA last season, as they made the leap from lottery afterthought to spending a majority of the season in a heated battle atop the Western Conference standings. While they eventually slipped to 5th place, their upset victory over the Houston Rockets in Round 1 of the playoffs announced to the world that the Blazers...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Portland Trail Blazers: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… Moves Made: Signed Chris Kaman to a two year/$9.8 million deal Signed Steve Blake to a two year/$4.2 million deal Let Mo Williams Sign with Timberwolves Strongest Move: Signing Kaman. There would some that would say that the Blazers overpaid for a backup big man who...
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August 05, 2014  |  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...
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July 22, 2014  |  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...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Is Their Bench Better?

Portland Trail Blazers: Is Their Bench Better? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… While the free agent frenzy continues unabated around the rest of the league, the Portland Trail Blazers’ offseason moves are essentially finished. With just two roster spots open and needing to be filled, very little cap space available, and only two methods of upgrading their roster...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Have The Portland Trail Blazers Improved This Offseason?

Amidst all the headline news of LeBron James and his eventual return home to Cleveland, there was actually some other things going on around the NBA, believe it or not.  What I want to talk about is the loss of Mo Williams and the signing of both Chris Kaman and Steve Blake. These moves in Rip City seemed to be quite minor, and seemingly ineffective to the franchise when looked...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Reasons I Want To Hang Out With @ChrisKaman

Over the Holiday weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers unexpectedly signed former All-Star Center Chris Kaman. After pursuing Spencer Hawes when free agency began there were various names linked to the Blazers’ pursuit of a backup big man; Hawes, Channing Frye, Josh McRoberts, Boris Diaw. Then, as it usually goes down, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Blazers...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What Carmelo Anthony signing with the Lakers would mean for Karl Malone, Brian Shaw and John Salley

With Chris Kaman headed to the Trail Blazers and Jodie Meeks to the Pistons, I projected the Lakers to be $23,998,667 over the salary cap. So, how is Los Angeles in the race for Carmelo Anthony? Free agents continue to count against the salary cap until they sign – either with their current team or elsewhere – or until they’re renounced. Beyond their four players under contract...
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July 06, 2014  |  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...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Chris Kaman Signing Grade

Portland Trail Blazers: Chris Kaman Signing Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 years, 9.8 million The Blazers’ acquisition of Robin Lopez last offseason went under the radar largely due to the fact that he was acquired in the three team deal that also sent Tyreke Evans back to New Orleans. It gave Portland a huge boost however with Lopez...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman Leaves Lakers, Signs 2-Year Deal With Portland Trail Blazers

Chris Kaman has agreed to a 2-year, $9.8 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Yahoo! Sports sources. Kaman, a 2010 NBA All-Star, played for the Los Angeles Lakers last season and averaged 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in just 18.9 minutes a game, though he shot 50.9 percent from the floor. Kaman has a history with Blazers general manager Neil Olshey, who...
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Center Chris Kaman signs with Portland

Another potential Celtics center comes off the market.From Sam Amick at USA TODAY:Chris Kaman agreed Thursday night to a two-year contract with the Blazers, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports. The deal is worth $9.8 million total but only $1 million is guaranteed in the second year. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because NBA contracts cannot...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman signs with Portland

Chris Kaman has signed a deal with the Portland Trailblazers for two years, worth $10 million. For those of you who don’t know who Kaman is, he plays center, 32 years old, and is 7 feet tall. Kaman played with the Los Angeles Lakers last season averaging 10.9 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, and 18.9 minutes per game. Kaman will get an upgraded salary from last year of only...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman has agreed to a 2 year, $9.8M deal with the Trail Blazers

Credit: (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports) The Portland Trail Blazers made a nice upgrade to their front court on Thursday night by landing free agent center Chris Kaman. Via Adrian Wojnarowski: Free-agent center Chris Kaman has agreed to a two-year, $9.8 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The second season of the deal has $1 million of...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman Signs With Portland Trailblazers

Former Los Angeles Laker Chris Kaman has agreed to a two year deal, worth ten million dollars, according to Adrian Wojnaroski of Yahoo! Sports. The second year of the deal is only a partial guarantee. Kaman adds depth to an already solid front court, loaded with size and length. Obviously Aldridge... The post Chris Kaman Signs With Portland Trailblazers appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers sign Chris Kaman to 2-year, $10 million contract

Chris Kaman dunking while in practice for the Los Angeles Clippers | Photo courtesy of PhotoPin. The Portland Trail Blazers have signed former Los Angeles Clipper and Laker Chris Kaman to a 2-year deal for $10 million. The Trail Blazers are looking to add depth to their bench after being outscored by the San Antonio Spurs bench in their playoff matchup. Kaman will be competing with...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Agree to Deal with Chris Kaman

It looks like big man Chris Kaman has reached an agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers on a two-year, $10 million deal according to Yahoo Sports. While details on the deal have yet to really break one main component of the deal is that the second year is only a partial guarantee. Since leaving the Clippers after the 09-10 season Kaman has bounced around doing a season each with...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman Agrees Upon Two-Year, $10M Contract With Blazers

Chris Kaman has agreed upon a two-year, $10 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. The second season of Kaman's contract is partially guaranteed. Kaman played last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Sacre compares Chris Kaman to Ron Burgundy

It was a long season for members of the Los Angeles Lakers as they missed the playoffs and were decimated by injuries all year long. With such struggles and adversity it can be hard to keep a good perspective on things. Lakers center Robert Sacre while doing exit interviews with the media seemed to be in good spirits. How can you not be when you compare a teammate with Ron Burgundy...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman, Jordan Hill open to Lakers return depending on changes this summer

Today is day one of the Lakers’ 2014 exit interviews, and one thing is clear: The guards love Mike D’Antoni (well, aside from Kobe Bryant who is now on vacation in France) and the bigs hate him. OK, hate may be a bit of an extreme word – after all, nobody really has a bad word for D’Antoni as a person – though it’s obvious that his system doesn’t cater for the big guys...
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers' Steve Nash and Chris Kaman out versus Jazz

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz on Monday by the score of 119-104. The win improved the Lakers to 26-55 on the season. The Lakers conclude one of their worst seasons in franchise history on Wednesday in San Antonio against the Spurs. The theme this season for the Lakers was a barrage of injuries to key players such as Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Chris Kaman, Jordan...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers' Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman ruled out versus Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers lost to their crosstown rivals Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday by the score of 120-97. The blowout was the fourth straight loss for the Lakers, who dropped to 25-52, last place in the Pacific Division. The Lakers were without Paul Gasol, Jordan Farmar, Steve Nash and Chris Kaman. Nash and Farmar are questionable, while Gasol and Kaman have been ruled...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers' Pau Gasol, Chris Kaman and Steve Nash all out versus Clippers

The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday by the score of 107-95. The loss was the third straight for the Lakers, who fell to 25-51, last in the Pacific Division. With six games remaining, the Lakers are finishing one of their worst seasons in franchise history. At the forefront of the problems has been injuries to key players throughout the season. Nothing...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman on why the Lakers signed him: “I don’t really know”

This has been such an odd season with a lot of strange stories, though the strangest may be The Chris Kaman Story. When Kaman was signed by the Lakers during July’s free agency, many speculated – including myself – that the purple and gold had plans to trade Pau Gasol and use The Caveman as the Spaniard’s replacement. Why else would the Lakers spend $3.2 million on a player...
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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