Vote for which Portland Trail Blazers player you're most excited to see this season

The Portland Trail Blazers of 2015-16 look nothing like the Portland Trail Blazers of 2014-15.LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Nicolas Batum, Arron Afflalo and Wesley Matthews are gone, replaced by Al-Farouq Aminu, Noah Vonleh, Mason Plumlee, Ed Davis, Gerald Henderson and so on and so forth.But new faces can be exciting, even if expectations are dramatically lower than they were...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Mailbag – How Many Games Will The Blazers Win?

July 1st was the beginning of the end for the most recent era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball. Eighty percent of the starting lineup headed to new teams and the Blazers started a youth movement. In the past few months, the roster has started to round out. The new identity of the team is yet to be seen, but no matter what, the team on the field on October 28th will look completely...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Roster Breakdown – Ed Davis

Ushering in a new era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball seems to be the theme of the 2015 NBA offseason. The Rip City roster no longer resembles the crew that had back-to-back 50-win seasons over the past two years, but one thing it can hang its hat on is that youth and potential have become the beacons of hope in an otherwise confusing time. In a 15-part series, Oregon Sports...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lakers forward Ed Davis: Staying with L.A. was 'first choice'

When you reach a certain level of experience in the NBA, very few things can surprise you any longer. It's one of the significant upsides to being a veteran. New Portland Trail Blazers power forward and former member of the Los Angeles Lakers Ed Davis has reached that level, so he wasn't shocked when he and the Lakers parted ways this offseason.Still, Davis told Alex Kennedy of Basketball...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is next up for the Portland Trail Blazers?

Before a season can begin, each organization in the NBA must face free agency. This offseason the Portland Trail Blazers were dismantled and they ended up losing 4 of their 5 starters from the 2014-15 NBA season. Having said that, the Blazers didn’t necessarily completely lose out this summer. Damian Lillard During the 2015-16 offseason the Portland Trail Blazers were able to...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 2015 Offseason Grade

The Lakers got better this summer, but were forced to settle when their top free agent targets signed elsewhere. In: Lou Williams – FA signing Brandon Bass – FA signing Roy Hibbert – via trade Out: Carlos Boozer – (currently a FA) Ronnie Price – (signed for Phoenix Suns) Jordan Hill – (signed for Indiana Pacers) Wayne Ellington – (signed for Brooklyn Nets) Ed...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland smart to take on Haywood, Mike Miller contracts

Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller aren’t going to help the Portland Trail Blazers on the court, but the franchise was smart to acquire the pair of veterans. In truth, Portland was smart to add them, simply so it could get rid of them. After losing LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Robin Lopez in free agency and trading Nicolas Batum during the offseason, the Trail Blazers will...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Blazers were smart to start a rebuild

The Portland Trail Blazers won 50-plus games both last season and in 2013-14. They were considered by many one of the most-talented teams in the NBA. However, varying circumstances saw the team eliminated from the playoffs early both seasons. They were never a legitimate title contender over these past two seasons. That’s the harsh reality of it. Another harsh reality is the fact...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Ed Davis Signing Grade

(April 11, 2015 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Eldrin Masangkay: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Contract: 3 years, $20 million Following the Portland Trail Blazers this offseason is like watching Game of Thrones: Viewers shouldn’t get attached to any one specific character because before you know it, he will be gone. One by one, the Blazers lost all their...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent: Ed Davis agrees to 3-year, $20M deal with Blazers

Ed Davis is leaving Los Angeles for the Portland Trail Blazers. Davis' agent, David Bauman, says his client has agreed to a three-year, $20 million contract to join the Blazers. He averaged 8.3 points and 7.6 rebounds in his first season with the Lakers last year. With uncertainty surrounding free agent power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, the Blazers grabbed the athletic and versatile...
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July 02, 2015  |  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...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis, Blazers Agree Upon Three-Year, $20M Deal

Ed Davis and the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed upon a three-year, $20 million deal. Davis spent the 14-15 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

The following infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Minnesota Timberwolves The Wolves were the worst team in the NBA on defense and weren't much better on offense. Flip Saunders...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Which Free Agents Should Los Angeles Re-Sign?

(Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… Free Agents: Jordan Hill (Team Option) Ed Davis (Player Option) Robert Sacre (Team Option) Jordan Clarkson (Team Option) Tarik Black (Team Option) Jabari Brown (Team Option) Vander Blue (Qualifying Offer) After having a 61 loss season, one might assume that the Los Angeles Lakers would...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Should The Toronto Raptors Bring Back Ed Davis?

Ed Davis was a popular player on some truly terrible Toronto Raptors teams from 2010 to 2013. An athletic big man that could rebound, block shots and finish around the rim, but wasn’t changing the fact his team couldn’t win. The soon-to-be 26-year-old did average 8.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 23.3 minutes while shooting an impressive 60.1 percent from the field with...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis will opt out of contract, but hopes to return to Lakers

There weren't many bright spots during a rough year for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the play of Ed Davis in the frontcourt was certainly one of them. Davis played so well, in fact, that he's confident he'll find the free agent market to be a little friendlier than it was this past offseason, where he was only able to land a two-year deal at the league minimum with a player option...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis Hopes To Re-Sign With Lakers If Everything Is Equal With Other Teams

Ed Davis will opt out of his contract for the 15-16 season with the Los Angeles Lakers to test free agency. "I'm going to test free agency," Davis told The Times in a telephone interview. "Hopefully I'm back with the Lakers, as long as everything is equal with all the other teams." The Lakers signed Davis last summer to a two-year, $2.1-million minimum contract. Davis had a...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Free Agents Who Would Bolster the Miami Heat’s Depth

As the Miami Heat venture into the offseason following an injury-riddled 2014-2015 regular season, it’s very clear that this team needs to address its roster depth, among other issues, before the 2015-16 season begins. Assuming they re-sign their potential starters, who all return healthy before the season starts, here is what Miami’s starting lineup should look like: If this...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis Rejected Multi-Year Offer From Grizzlies Last Offseason

Ed Davis turned down a multi-year offer from the Memphis Grizzlies last offseason and ended up signing with the Los Angeles Lakers on a minimum deal. Davis fired his agent and is preparing for free agency again after having a productive season with the Lakers. The market for power forwards who don't shoot three-pointers or protect the rim has diminished in recent seasons.
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis not happy about having to take ‘rest’ days

With their sights set on next season, the Lakers are in the process of giving younger players on the roster extended minutes to see how they may fit into future plans. Among the players who don’t fit into that category are veterans Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer. Boozer last saw game action on March 22,...Read More
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers GM: We can’t jeopardize future just to win in Kobe Bryant’s final year

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday that the team will not chase a title in Kobe Bryant’s final season by bringing in veterans. “I do know if you have picks and you have financial flexibility, there are a lot of ways to improve your team quickly,” Kupchak said. “I can’t sit here and say that’s what we’re planning...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley played drunk after hearing he got traded to Lakers

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, former NBA great Charles Barkley revealed that at one point in 1992 he was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Los Angeles Lakers. Barkley told SI’s Richard Deitsch that he was so excited about the trade that he started celebrating at lunch. “It was going crazy for two weeks so I knew it would come down to Portland, [the] Lakers...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: Kobe should threaten the Lakers

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson said Tuesday that he doubts Jim Buss can turn around the team, which enters Tuesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets with a 13-38 record. “Jim is trying to do it himself and trying to prove to everybody that this was the right decision that my dad gave me the reins,” Johnson said Tuesday on ESPN’s...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis To Decline $1M Player Option For 15-16

Ed Davis said he has decided to decline his player option, worth around $1 million, for next season. Davis still hopes to secure a future with the Los Angeles Lakers. “I’m hoping for a long-term deal,” said Davis, who has until June 25 before formally deciding his move. “I’d love to return here. I know this will turn around eventually.” Davis has switched agents from...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis To Opt-Out Of Contract, Become Free Agent This Summer

No surprise here. In an interview with Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News, Lakers big man Ed Davis said he is planning to opt-out of his deal this summer in order to become an unrestricted free agent. Davis will then attempt to secure a longterm deal, either with the Lakers or elsewhere, though his preference is reportedly to stay in Los Angeles: “I’m hoping for a long-term...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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