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Blazers settle roster at 15 with guaranteeing of Will Barton's contract

The Portland Trail Blazers don't have many questions about their roster heading into 2014-15. After rebuilding the depth of this team a year ago, making it to the second round of the playoffs last season, and essentially swapping out Mo Williams for Steve Blake as the backup point guard this summer, the Blazers were headed in the right direction and set for next season without...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Barton's 14-15 Contract With Blazers Becomes Guaranteed

Will Barton's contract for 14-15 became fully guaranteed on Thursday, which puts the Portland Trail Blazers' roster at 15. Barton, whom Neil Olshey selected with a second-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, will make roughy $915,000 next season. "Will has improved as much as anyone on our roster as a player and a professional," Olshey told The Oregonian in an email...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Now With Mo Williams Gone, Who Will Step Up On The Portland Trail Blazers Bench?

The Portland Trail Blazers officially said goodbye to last year’s backup point guard Mo Williams on Monday. While Williams’ departure was hardly a surprise, Blazers faithful were really hoping he’d take a pay cut to return to Rip City. And now the Blazers are facing the same question that plagued them last year: how will their backups play? If the NBA were only judged on the...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Work For The Portland Trail Blazers!

Tuesday, the 29th of July, the Portland Trail Blazers in conjunction with the Rose Quarter distributed a press release announcing an exciting job fair coming up on August 5th. The event is open to the public and will be held in the South Concourse of the Moda Center between 5:30-7:30 p.m. There is a magnitude of part-time job opportunities, everything from parking to ticket sales...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard tells Parsons about series clinching shot and how the Rockets “pissed” them off

Damian Lillard and Chandler Parsons traded some jabs during dinner Possibly the best series of the NBA playoffs during last spring’s epic first round may have been the Houston Rockets matchup against the Portland Trailblazers. The trash talking started with Chandler Parsons declaring he was the best small forward in the series, while three out of the six games went into overtime...
Via Pass The Pill
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams signs with the Timberwolves

  Mo Williams will be playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves next season.Courtesy: http://www.oregonlive.com According to multiple reports the Minnesota Timberwolves have signed veteran, Mo Williams to a one year, $3.75 million contract. Williams played for the Portland Trailblazers last season, averaging 9.7 PPG and 4.3 APG.  The 11-year-veteran was a key component in the...
Via KC Sports Ninja
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams Close To Deal With Wolves

Mo Williams and the Minnesota Timberwolves are nearing agreement on a deal. Williams played for the Portland Trail Blazers last season.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

adidas Officially Unveil The D Rose 5 Boost And Crazylight Boost With Derrick Rose and Damian Lillard

For the first time ever, adidas will integrate its famous Boost cushioning in their basketball shoes. Up until now, Boost has been used exclusively on some of the adidas running shoe models but the technology will be utilized on the upcoming D Rose 5 Boost and Crazylight Boost sneaker lines. Boost cushioning is designed to deliver maximum comfort and responsiveness so it’s a great...
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Barton's earns guaranteed contract for 2014-15 season

Will Barton, the ever-improving Portland Trail Blazers guard, earned himself a bit of security recently. The third year of his rookie contract became fully guaranteed on July 25 since the team elected not to waive him by that date, we’re told. This decision comes as no surprise. Barton will earn a little over $900,000 for the upcoming 2014-15 NBA season. “It just shows that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How The NBA Falls Short With Summer League … And Portland Trail Blazers Takeaways

The past few weeks the NBA has been buzzing with news of LeBron James’ return to Cleveland, other shufflings during the free agency period, and unfortunately more Donald Sterling talk. All throughout the midst of all the rumors and unnamed sources there was a display of the up-and-coming talent in the NBA. In Las Vegas, Summer League took place over a couple week period. Young...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dorell Wright shirtless dancing with DeMarcus Cousins and Swaggy P

NBA players Dorell Wright, DeMarcus Cousins and Nick Young apparently had some type of Super Soaker dance party going on. It also looks like Wright and Cousins have been eating well so far this offseason. Check out these three dancing to a rap song I’ve never heard of! CHECK IT OUT:
Via Sports-Kings
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers Thomas Robinson Undergoes Thumb Surgery

Portland Trailblazers GM, Neil Olshey, announced today that forward Thomas Robinson had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. Robinson injured the thumb in a summer league game on July 15th against Atlanta. The team expects Robinson to be ready for training camp in the Fall. [h/t NBA.com]
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – Salvation Lies Within

If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.  The Portland Trail Blazers didn’t have a draft pick, lacked the cap space to add a significant free agent, and the ones they did bring in are more glue than substance.  But this team’s future success isn’t dependent on outside talent, but more so on the current personnel getting better. I’m talking to you CJ McCollum...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers, Trail Blazers Unveil ‘Pride’ Uniforms For 2015 Season

The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers will wear these ‘Pride’ uniforms during at least one game next season. The long sleeved Trail Blazers’ uniform feature ‘Rip City’ on the front, while the Lakers go with purple and gold and a yellow jersey. New Trailblazers “Pride” uniform pic.twitter.com/b2yM5rkuAp — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 21, […] The...
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Rip City’ Jerseys Will Now Have Sleeves

It has been rumored for some time that all “pride” jerseys, such as Portland’s “Rip City” and Detroit’s “Motor City” uniform options, would be converted to short sleeve jerseys sooner or later as mandated by the NBA. That time is now. The NBA released designs for the 2014-15 season “pride” jerseys, including the “Rip City” version, and all feature the short...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Blazers Damian Lillard puts Twitter antagonist in place

Portland Trail Blazers Point Guard Damian Liliard has, as we all do, his share of Twitter antagonists. Or as I call them “keyboard tough guys.” It’s easy for a lot of people to shoot their mouths off when they’re ensconced safely behind a computer; miles away from the person their antagonizing. It’s comes with the territory in the social media age. Especially so if you’re...
Via The Sports Bank
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Injury Update: Thomas Robinson likely will need thumb surgery

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a season in which they lost in the Western Conference Semifinals to the San Antonio Spurs. After a fine season, the Trail Blazers look for several young players to improve in the Summer League to make an impact in the 2014-2015 season. One such player is power forward Thomas Robinson, who averaged 12.5 minutes in 70 games last season. Although...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson to seek second opinion, but surgery likely

Thomas Robinson of the Portland Trail Blazers will seek a second opinion on his right thumb, which has a ligament tear. Surgery is the likely scenario, we’re told, though a final decision has yet to be made. If a surgical procedure is the path, he is expected to undergo surgery sometime next week, we’re told. It would be a simple procedure and a timetable of approximately six...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers & The Wild Wild West Offseason

The 2013-14 NBA season ended in very dramatic fashion, and the offseason has become almost equally entertaining. Eight Western Conference teams entered the playoffs last year, and while none of them have made wholesale changes, they each at least tried to make a big splash, several of them landing at least one big-name free agent, or are rumored to be in trade talks with elite players...
Via Oregon Sports News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Slant – Episode 179 – Portland Trail Blazers Summer League And Offseason

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein and co-host Oregon Sports News senior writer Garrett Thornton discuss the Portland Trail Blazers Summer League and new additions to the roster. Download & Listen Here
Via Oregon Sports News
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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