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USA Basketball Rolls Finland In FIBA World Cup Opener

Finland is no Spain, but USA Basketball quickly made it known to the world that even without the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love or LaMarcus Aldridge, they’re still the hands down favorites in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. In their opening game against the Finns, Team USA’s stifling […] USA Basketball Rolls Finland In FIBA World Cup...
Via NBA Draft Blog
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers X-factor in 2014-15 NBA season

Who Will Step Up? When it comes to the Portland Trail Blazers, you know what you’re going to get out of the starting lineup. Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge will be the go-to options on offense, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum will impact the perimeter on both ends of the floor and Robin Lopez will do the dirty work so the rest of the crew doesn’t have to. The...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 NBA schedule

It’s official. The NBA has released its schedule for 2014-15, and there are numerous contests to get excited for. The Miami Heat host LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers on Dec. 25, the Kevin Love-less Minnesota Timberwolves host those same Cavs Jan. 31 and the San Antonio Spurs travel to Cleveland on Nov. 19. From a league-wide perspective, there’s plenty of anticipation for...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Brandon Roy

Man, what if. A Lillard-Aldridge-Roy Big Three? Unstoppable. Just imagine how formidable the Portland Trail Blazers would be if, in addition to their star tandem of Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge, they had the likes of Brandon Roy on the wing. A potent scorer who posted nightly averages of 19.1 points per game in 2007-08, 22.6 per game in 2008-09, and 21.5 per game in 2009...
Via The League News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers could look to acquire David West?

The Indiana Pacers are still in shock following the horrific leg injury that Paul George suffered last Friday night, and are still deciding what to do in the aftermath of the injury. They have been rumored to be pushing hard to sign Shawn Marion, but they have also considered making some trades and trying to break up the core of the team and start over. If the Pacers do decide to...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: What Should be Their Starting Five?

Portland Trail Blazers: What Should be Their Starting Five? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… The Blazers return their entire starting five from the team that made it to the Western Conference semifinals last season before bowing out in a five game series loss to the eventual NBA champions San Antonio Spurs. Little should change for the quintet that collectively saw...
Via HoopStuff
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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
July 29, 2014  |  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
July 27, 2014  |  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
July 21, 2014  |  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
July 19, 2014  |  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
July 17, 2014  |  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
July 15, 2014  |  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
July 10, 2014  |  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
July 09, 2014  |  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
July 09, 2014  |  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
July 09, 2014  |  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
July 08, 2014  |  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
July 08, 2014  |  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
July 08, 2014  |  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
July 08, 2014  |  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
July 08, 2014  |  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
July 02, 2014  |  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
July 01, 2014  |  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
July 01, 2014  |  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
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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