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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
1 day 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
8 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
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How NBA free agency has impacted Portland Trail Blazers

NBA free agency. It’s a time for teams to get better, and that’s exactly what the Portland Trail Blazers did with the shrewd signings of Chris Kaman and Steve Blake. Although Portland, tucked away in the Pacific Northwest, didn’t make many headlines with these acquisitions, it’s clear that they’re going to be rotation players in the 2013-14 season. Steve Blake, while...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Is Their Bench Better?

Portland Trail Blazers: Is Their Bench Better? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… While the free agent frenzy continues unabated around the rest of the league, the Portland Trail Blazers’ offseason moves are essentially finished. With just two roster spots open and needing to be filled, very little cap space available, and only two methods of upgrading their roster...
Via HoopStuff
13 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What Chris Kaman signing means for Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Finds Its Big Man. The Portland Trail Blazers entered free agency knowing one thing: It needed to improve its bench. That could be done in a number of different ways, but as it turns out, general manager Neil Olshey spent his energy looking for big men, and a big man he found in Chris Kaman. On Thursday night, Portland came to terms with Chris Kaman on a two-year, $9...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez posts selfie with ‘Simpsons’ doppelganger Sideshow Bob (pic)

Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez created a temporal rift in the space-time continuum — or something — when he posted a selfie of himself with an image of his Springfield doppelganger — Sideshow Bob from “The Simpsons” — in the background. Given the proximity of Lopez’s visage and the Bob image, the photo makes […] The post Robin Lopez posts selfie with ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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