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Can Danny Green wind up on the Heat?

With the San Antonio Spurs busy worrying about Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili's retirement, the draft, absorbing a free agent megastar like LaMarcus Aldridge or Marc Gasol and negotiating a new contract with franchise pillar Kawhi Leonard, there's a strong chance Danny Green "slips through the cracks."That's just a slight exaggeration, as nobody understands and appreciates Green's...
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Here's how much LaMarcus Aldridge can make by waiting a year to sign a max contract

Portland Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, meaning he'll be able to sign wherever he chooses. While it's unknown whether or not Aldridge will come back to Portland, there is a clear path he can take to earn a much more significant amount of money on his new contract going forward. Here's Daniel Leroux of the Sporting News with...
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Is a Nicolas Batum trade a possibility this offseason?

The Portland Trail Blazers are entering an offseason period that could potentially alter the direction of the franchise completely. With star forward LaMarcus Aldridge heading to unrestricted free agency, there could be quite a few moving parts this offseason if Aldridge leaves outright.One of those moving parts could be Nicolas Batum, who is coming off a disappointing, injury-marred...
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San Antonio Spurs: The Perfect Spur Offseason

  (Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… A first round loss in the playoffs to the Los Angeles Clippers was more than just a defeat. Their game seven loss could signal the changing of the guard, with the old dynasty finally breaking up. Both Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are in the final year of their contracts, as are bench guys...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cursed Portland Trail Blazers

Luck is an underrated and underappreciated concept in sports. Players, coaches and the front office will often refuse to accept “luck” as the determining factor in a game, a series, or a season; rather, they will point to effort, energy and tactics as the deciding factor. However, none of these can explain the absurd history of the Portland Trail Blazers. Starting after Portland...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge has surgery on left thumb

LaMarcus Aldridge underwent successful surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb on Monday. Aldridge damaged his thumb early in the season. The Blazers announced Aldridge would miss up to eight weeks, which turned out to be just a bit conservative, as Aldridge returned to the line up within days, opting to put off the surgery until after the season. It was a gritty, courageous...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Time Is Now For The Portland Trail Blazers To Trade Nicolas Batum

The Portland Trail Blazers are set to enter the 2015 NBA offseason with a potential roster overhaul on the horizon. The team only has four players guaranteed to be on the books next year, but as it turns out, one of those surefire returnees is far from a lock to remain in Rip City after all. According to CSNNW.com’s Jabari Young, Neil Olshey may look to package Nicolas Batum and...
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Fan Burden – Who To Cheer For

Sports fans watch. Maybe they have some game. Maybe they used to have some game. Either way they mostly watch. By watching they can compare their game to the players they see on TV. Most sports fans compare favorably; way too many of them think Michael Jordan could beat The King one on one. Today. At 52. With Portland out of the playoffs in the first round, Blazers fans turn into...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How can Spurs afford another max-contract player?

The San Antonio Spurs are juggling several balls in the air as they head into the summer. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili's retirement plans, Kawhi Leonard's looming restricted free agency, Danny Green's unrestricted free agency and constant rumors involving big names like LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol have San Antonio's front office particularly occupied on the eve of the league...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: The Perfect Offseason

Source: Steve Dykes/Getty Images North America By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers got a lot of love as a very good team this season, and justifiably so. They were never genuine title contenders, but they had star power, good chemistry, and the record to show that they were a few pieces away from being top tier. It was really great for a franchise...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Expected To Prioritize LaMarcus Aldridge Over Marc Gasol

While the San Antonio Spurs will certainly pursue Marc Gasol, they're expected to initially focus on LaMarcus Aldridge. The plans of Marc Gasol remain a mystery to even those closest to him, while there's been several indications that Aldridge will at least strongly consider leaving the Portland Trail Blazers. Gasol and Aldridge have each spent their entire career with the Grizzlies...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge has surgery on left thumb

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge had surgery Monday to repair a ligament in his left thumb. The team said in a statement that Aldridge is expected to be able to return to basketball activity in about eight weeks. Aldridge, a four-time All-Star, averaged 23.4 points and 10.2 rebounds during the regular season, playing with the injured thumb for part of...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge has surgery on left thumb

  Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge had surgery Monday to repair a ligament in his left thumb. The team said in a statement that Aldridge is expected to be able to return to basketball activity in about eight weeks. Aldridge, a four-time All-Star, averaged 23.4 points and 10.2 rebounds during the regular season, playing with the injured thumb for part of that time. He averaged...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge undergoes surgery on left thumb

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge underwent successful surgery on his thumb Monday, the team announced. Aldridge need to have the radial collateral ligament of his left thumb repaired.  Dr. Thomas J. Graham performed the procedure at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Aldridge is expected to be able to return basketball...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Undergoes Surgery On Thumb

LaMarcus Aldridge has undergone surgery on his left thumb and will be unable to participate in basketball activities for eight weeks. Aldridge elected not to have surgery during the season to continue the playoff chase for the Portland Trail Blazers. Aldridge will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why should Mavericks fans be excited about the offseason?

The Mavericks are coming off a nightmare season, where things unexpectedly imploded at the worst possible time. But all that is in the past now, and the team has officially turned to the promise of an exciting, busy summer.Here's SB Nation's Mavericks blog Mavs Moneyball with six reasons fans of the team should be excited right now, including the unpredictability of one of the league...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

A. Sherrod Blakely: LaMarcus Aldridge would be Boston Celtics “best free agent signing in years”

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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Increasing Meyers Leonard’s Role Crucial For Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are two weeks away from the official beginning of an offseason worth dreading. Much of their roster will be free to sign wherever they please, including two of their stars, LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews. There is a great deal up in the air and while that is the case, it is also important to focus on the players Portland has under control. Among...
Via Oregon Sports News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Will Be ‘Very, Very Active’ In Offseason, Assistant GM Says

If the Boston Celtics don’t make any major trades or free-agent signings this summer, it won’t be for a lack of trying. The Celtics plan to be busy in the offseason and have plenty of assets, including young players and draft picks, to make substantial roster changes with the hopes of competing for a championship in the near future. “We’ve got a lot of opportunities to do...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – LaMarcus Aldridge And The $115 Million Dollar Question

During his nine seasons in Portland, LaMarcus Aldridge has been associated with the number twelve. If things go as expected, he’s going to be considering another number – 115. $115 million dollars, that’s what it could cost the Trail Blazers to keep their captain and longest-tenured player around for five more seasons. He’s an elite player and the Blazers have cap room, so...
Via Oregon Sports News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why signing LaMarcus Aldridge will be very tricky

The San Antonio Spurs would love to add LaMarcus Aldridge to their core next season, but doing so may be tricky. J.R. Wilco from SB Nation's Spurs blog Pounding the Rock recently spoke about the situation on a podcast with the Trail Blazers' blog Blazer's Edge:"Nothing soothes the pain of playoff elimination like the thought of landing a big name free agent. Especially when an all...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers’ Frenzied Offseason Has Been Part Of The Plan All Along

If it’s true that we sometimes fear what we don’t understand, Portland Trail Blazers fans are justifiably shaking in their boots. Following a disappointing end to the 2014-15 NBA season, free agency is on the horizon, and there are far more questions than answers. LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the most-coveted free agents to hit the market across the Association, and high-profile...
Via Oregon Sports News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Beat w/ A. Sherrod Blakely 5/17/15

105: A. Sherrod Blakely | Boston Celtics | LaMarcus Aldridge| 2015 NBA Playoffs| Boston Celtics NBA Off-Season
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Celtics reporter says there's a '35-40 percent chance' LaMarcus Aldridge goes to Boston

Until only a few months ago, it seemed completely implausible free-agent-to-be LaMarcus Aldridge would make any offseason decision other than staying in Portland this summer. Oh, how a first-round playoff loss can change things.The Blazers sputtered down the stretch of the season, dealing with injuries seemingly to the whole roster. Wes Matthews tore his Achilles and found himself...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: What If LaMarcus Aldridge Leaves?

Source: Steve Dykes/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… As the free agency period creeps closer, the Portland Trail Blazers have found themselves in a potentially problematic situation if All-Star big man LaMarcus Aldridge opts to play in a different uniform come next season. The Blazers already find themselves lacking depth, while other core...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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