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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
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Team USA should survive without Love, others

Several notes and thoughts on Team USA, which opens camp Monday in Las Vegas: 1. No Kevin Love. No LaMarcus Aldridge. No Blake Griffin. Well, there goes the NBA's top three power forwards. But it's probably no reason for panic. The U.S. has a lot of guys who can do a lot of different things. 2. According to a USA Basketball statement, Love won't be playing "because...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Millsap Invited To Team USA Roster

Team USA has had several big-name players opt to not play for the team for the 2014 FIBA World Cup such as Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge and much more. With the frontcourt looking slim, USA has invited Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap to the roster. According to ESPN, Millsap has been invited to the team’s training camp in Las Vegas. The addition of Millsap brings...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Team USA invites Paul Millsap

In the wake of multiple withdrawals of frontcourt candidates for the national team, USA Basketball has invited Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap to its training camp this week in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN. After initially planning to make no roster additions after the withdrawals of Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge, USAB officials decided to bring Millsap in as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love Withdraws From FIBA World Cup, And Now We’re Screwed

Is it 2004? Is my time machine finally working? No? I mean, American basketball players are dropping like flies from the national team, so, you know, just thought I’d ask. In case you missed it, Kevin Love has officially ruined summer. The Minnesota Timberwolves big man, who is the focus of constant trade rumors these days, has officially withdrawn from Team USA commitments for...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Summer League Observations

It has been a quiet offseason for the Portland Trail Blazers after their powerful playoff run.  Many of the issues for the team involve keeping their stars intact.  The biggest being LaMarcus Aldridge who reportedly agreed to a contract extension on July 8th, though he will not sign the extension until next year. While Portland has not had the cap room nor the roster space to be...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Waiting for the Love trade, that won't include Boston

As Crowded House once said "Don't dream it's over", but I think it is over for Boston in the Love sweepstakes. It was a nice "dream" for the past month or so. But now back to reality. Maybe it was a way to sale more tickets? Maybe it was a genuine attempt by Ainge and Wyc to put the Celtics in contention again. The fireworks backfired, and Ainge is missing...
Via Celtics Today
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets, Trail Blazers, and a Secret of Shot Selection

Since Dean Oliver first published Basketball on Paper in 2004 (and probably before), basketball analysts have been pushing the belief that a team’s offense should be built around shooting three pointers and taking shots at the rim — the two most efficient shots in basketball by a wide margin. That philosophy has on a macro level been proven true, repeatedly, but none of more...
Via Analytics Game
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge withdraw from USA Basketball consideration

When USA Basketball released its 19-man pool of players that would be contending for a spot to play in the World Championships this summer, a couple of names that were left off the list weren’t done so as a result of a decision made by Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski. Instead, two All-Star caliber players voluntarily withdrew from consideration. Kawhi Leonard is coming off...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron Returns Home, What About LaMarcus Aldridge?

LeBron is staying.  All is well in Cleveland.  But while Cleveland rejoices in the return of their king, Portland and Oregonians interested in the Blazers and their star, LaMarcus Aldridge, are sitting on unsettled ground regarding the future of the lifelong Blazer they’re hoping will actually be lifelong … and the 8-year veteran from Texas should heed the hidden message ...
Via Oregon Sports News
14 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: LaMarcus Aldridge Contract Status Analysis

Portland Trail Blazers: LaMarcus Aldridge Contract Status Analysis By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… For Blazer fans that awoke to the news this morning that star forward LaMarcus Aldridge had decided not to sign a contract extension this offseason it might have felt like their (sports) world was caving in. However the move was not totally unexpected and is based more...
Via HoopStuff
19 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge says he’ll sign extension in 2015, wants to be ‘Best Blazer Ever’

Although he’s not up for free agency, LaMarcus Aldridge has decided on which team he would like to play for through the rest of his career. Aldridge told the Oregonian that he intends to sign a contract extension in 2015, and would like to be “the best Blazer ever”. “I’m happy to stay, happy to […]
Via Full Scale Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Rumors: LaMarcus Aldridge won't re-sign until next summer

Many consider the 2015 free agency class to be as good as this summer. The list of talent could include Rajon Rondo, Kevin Love and Marc Gasol. Add another name to that list, because Portland Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge will delay re-signing an extension until next season.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia CommonsAldridge recently spoke with the Oregonian's Joe...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Current Trailblazer wants to be franchise’s best player ever

Photo: Don Ryan/AP Portland Trailblazer power forward LaMarcus Aldridge had his “coming out party” this NBA playoffs, when his back-to-back 40 point performances against the Houston Rockets in the first round had people buzzing about him potentially being the best power forward in the game. Aldridge, 28, has the opportunity to sign a contract extension this offseason with the...
Via Pass The Pill
20 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge To Sign Extension With Blazers Next Summer

LaMarcus Aldridge could have cashed out with a nice extension from the Blazers this summer, but opted against it because he can get more money next summer. Aldridge told the Oregonian that he plans to retire a Trail Blazer, and believes it will make more financial sense for him to wait until next summer when he can sign a five-year, $108 million deal. Aldridge said it makes most...
Via Thacover2
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: LaMarcus Aldridge Wants to be the Best Blazer Ever

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is coming off the best season of his career, and he isn’t planning on taking his talents elsewhere anytime soon. Despite refusing to sign a contract extension this summer, Aldridge has made it clear he wants to remain a Blazer, according to Joe Freeman. LaMarcus Aldridge tells The Oregonian he will not sign a contract extension with...
Via Standing O Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge To Sign Extension With Blazers Next Summer

LaMarcus Aldridge could have cashed out with a nice extension from the Blazers this summer, but opted against it because he can get more money next summer. Aldridge told the Oregonian that he plans to retire a Trail Blazer, and believes it will make more financial sense for him to wait until next summer when he can sign a five-year, $108 million deal. Aldridge said it makes most...
Via BlackSportsOnline
21 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Plans To Sign Extension With Blazers Next Summer

LaMarcus Aldridge will not sign a contract extension with the Portland Trail Blazers this offseason, but he plans to do so next summer. Aldridge said he believes it will make more financial sense for him to wait until next summer when he can sign a five-year, $108 million deal. "I'm happy to stay (in Portland), happy to be here, happy with the direction the team has gone...
Via RealGM
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Projected Starting 5

Point Guard Damian Lillard- Lillard has already turned into a great NBA player for this Trail Blazer team. He will be the starter for this team for a long time, only being 23 years old. Shooting Guard Nicolas Batum- Batum is a weird player because he is a good three-point shooter, but not a good mid-ranger shooter. He is not very constant, but is a very productive player for this...
Via TopSportsReport
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t expect LaMarcus Aldridge to accept max extension just yet

Big-time Money, Big-time Player. LaMarcus Aldridge has been through numerous phases during his eight years with the Portland Trail Blazers. He went through a rebuild his first few seasons, a revival soon after, another rebuild during the post-Brandon Roy (and post-Greg Oden) era and now he’s experiencing the current resurgence alongside Damian Lillard. That’s a roller coaster...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers interested in Josh McRoberts

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off of a very exciting season, and are looking to add more depth to their roster to make another run next season. According to a report from Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com, the Blazers are interested in signing free agent power forward Josh McRoberts. McRoberts was a key piece for the Charlotte Hornets last season, and took big steps towards proving...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers Rumors: Portland interested in Greg Monroe

The Portland Trail Blazers have interest in acquiring restricted free agent Greg Monroe, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. The deal would have to be a sign-and-trade, because Portland does not have the cap space to sign Monroe outright.Another team to watch in the Greg Monroe restricted free-agent hunt: I'm told Portland has serious interest in a sign-and-trade for Monroe— Marc...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland interested in acquiring Greg Monroe

The Portland Trail Blazers have been looking to acquire a center to pair with LaMarcus Aldridge for a few years now, and they are going to try once again this offseason. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Trail Blazers will attempt to acquire Detroit Pistons big man Greg Monroe via sign-and-trade. Detroit has said that they would like to keep Monroe on the team, but Portland could...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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