Joel Freeland Signing Two-Year Deal With CSKA Moscow After Declining Mavs' Offer

Portland Trail Blazers free agent Joel Freeland has declined multiple NBA offers — including the Dallas Mavericks’ three-year, $6 million proposal — to sign a lucrative two-year contract with Euroleague contender CSKA Moscow, sources told RealGM. Freeland and the Mavericks had advanced negotiations this week, making ground on a possible agreement, but a final offer of over...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Joel Freeland doesn't expect to receive qualifying offer

Portland Trail Blazers big man Joel Freeland will be a free agent this offseason, but it's not yet clear what kind of free agent he'll be.In order for the Blazers to retain the ability to match any offer sheet Freeland signs this offseason, the team would need to issue Freeland a qualifying offer. If a qualifying offer isn't given, then Freeland will become an unrestricted free agent...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Admits Referees Should Have Awarded Howard Two Free Throws On Late Boxout With Freeland

The NBA acknowledged the officials missed a late call in the Portland Trail Blazers' 122-120 overtime win over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 on Sunday. "After video review by the league office, we have determined that the officials were incorrect in assessing a foul to the Rockets' Dwight Howard with 10.8 seconds remaining in overtime," Rod Thorn said in a statement. "The foul...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dame good win

Of all people it was Joel Freeland who had to take and make the critical free throws to put this one away. But make no mistake about it, at the end of regulation and overtime it was all Damian Lillard. Lillard has made his name throughout the season as a clutch artist. He was someone who was never afraid of the big moment or afraid to take the big shot. He drained the game-tying...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers' Joel Freeland returns in regular season finale

The Portland Trail Blazers entered the regular season finale on Wednesday with little to play for, as they had already secured the number five seed in the Western Conference playoffs. But the game had some significance to Joel Freeland, who returned to play for the first time since February 11 due to a sprained MCL in his right knee. Verse Photography via Wikimedia CommonsAs...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Freeland Goes Through 'Contact' Practice, Close To Return

Joel Freeland has missed the past 26 games for the Portland Trail Blazers with a sprained MCL in his right knee. Freeland went through "contact" work during the Blazers' practice on Tuesday and is nearing a return. Freeland is hopeful of playing in one of the Blazers' final two regular season games. “I felt pretty good, I was moving pretty well,” Freeland said of his Tuesday...
Via RealGM
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers lose Joel Freeland to MCL sprain in right knee

The Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday by the score of 98-95.  The loss dropped the Trail Blazers to 36-16, second in the Northwest Division behind the Oklahoma City Thunder. Center Joel Freeland sprained his right knee during the loss and is expected to miss the next four to eight weeks after an MRI revealed a MCL sprain. Verse Photography via...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis throws down alley-oop dunk on Joel Freeland

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted something on this website regarding New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis and earlier today, he decided to rise for an alley-oop dunk against the Portland Trail Blazers. It happened in the first quarter of play and watch as Pelicans guard JRue Holiday finds Anthony who skies for the jam over Trail Blazers reserve Joel Freeland: *** Davis...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Warriors-Blazers get into altercation

During the Blazers win over the Golden State Warriors, there were some fireworks. Midway through the third quarter, Joel Freeland of the Blazers got mixed up with Warriors center Andrew Bogut, and the chaos erupted from there. Several players should expect a fine from the league shortly once the incident is reviewed, but this is […]
Via Full Scale Sports
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bogut and Joel Freeland fight causes Blazers/Warriors brawl

On a Saturday night, it was fight night in Oakland as fighting incident occurred in the Golden State Warriors/Portland Trail Blazers game. The moment happened in the third quarter of play as Andrew Bogut got tangled up with Portland’s Joel Freeland and Bogut appears to elbow Joel during the play. The elbow caused players on the court to get into a major tussle which ended in two...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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