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Portland Trail Blazers: Al-Farouq Aminu Signing Grade

  (April 23, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers made the first headlines of free agency by signing forward Al-Farouq Aminu to a controversial four year, $30 million contract. While he’s not the secondary offensive option the Blazers are in need of alongside Lillard, he’s an...
Via HoopStuff
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard adidas Take on Summer Tour Hits Paris

Following stops in Japan and China, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard concluded his adidas Take on Summer Tour in Paris. Kicking off the inaugural Damian Lillard Paris Academy, a two-day camp for French basketball players and fans. Lillard also celebrated the launch of the exclusive D Lillard 1 Take on Summer edition and coached a game between the best players...
Via Hooped Up
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge crosses Lakers off list, did not mesh well with Kobe

You can cross the Lakers off LaMarcus Aldridge’s free agency list. According to Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times, Aldridge did not care for the Lakers’ free agency pitch to him, and will not be signing with the team. This represents a change given that the Lakers were said to be moving up Aldridge’s list...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard, Blazers Near Agreement On Five-Year, $120M+ Deal

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers are nearing agreement on a five-year maximum contract that will likely top $120 million. The exact figures of the extension will depend on how much the NBA salary cap actually rises in 2016, but sources said the Blazers are prepared to pay Lillard the maximum amount they're allowed to and make him their designated player. Lillard has...
Via RealGM
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blazers, Lillard reportedly close to agreeing to $120 million extension

The Portland Trail Blazers might be losing one of their key pieces but it appears all is not lost. The Blazers are close to finalizing an agreement with point guard Damian Lillard on 5-year, $120 million maximum extension, according to ESPN. Lillard has increased his scoring average each of his first three seasons and it appears that will continue with power forward LaMarcus Aldridge...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers giving Damian Lillard a 5-year, $120-plus million extension

Nelson Chenault, USA TODAY SportsThe Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard are nearing agreement on a maximum five-year contract extension that is expected to be worth more than $120 million, reports ESPN. ESPN sources say Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard are nearing agreement on a five-year max extension with in excess of $120 million — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine...
Via Sports-Glory
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mason Plumlee Brings a New Facet to the Portland Trail Blazers

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 27: Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets goes to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 27, 2015 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement...
Via The Sports Journal
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge recruited to Lakers by Adam Levine, Snoop Dogg

NBA Free Agency 2015 is officially upon us and the Los Angeles Lakers are pulling out all the stops in their attempt to land Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. The Lakers, whose interest in the 4-time All-Star has been well-documented (and quite possibly mutual), got some help from a couple of celebrity recruiters upon the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland’s Deal With Al-Farouq Aminu is Really Baffling

Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the Portland Trail-Blazers have completed a deal with G/F Al-Farouq Aminu that is worth 30 million dollars over 4 seasons. Free agent Aminu Al-Farouq has agreed to a four year, $30 million deal with Portland, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015 This is easily the most questionable deal of the...
Via TopSportsReport
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Popovich won't call free agents at midnight, he'll be in bed

When the clock strikes midnight on the East Coast, as the date shifts from Tuesday, June 30, to Wednesday, July 1, madness will commence. The phones of players, agents, coaches and front-office types alike will start ringing with contract offers and sales pitches intended to entice the crop of 2015 free agents. But according to Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News, LaMarcus...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

To Max or Not to Max, Part 5: The Portland Trail Blazers

The NBA salary cap is set to practically double in the next two years, creating unique market conditions this summer that might lead to some unorthodox contracts. Specifically, players will be overpaid under the current system with the promise of those contracts looking cheaper by comparison when all players are making more underneath a much higher cap. In the days leading up to...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan to help Spurs pitch LaMarcus Aldridge

The San Antonio Spurs are prepared to put a full-court recruiting press on soon-to-be free agent LaMarcus Aldridge when the market opens up on Wednesday. According to Yahoo Sports NBA insider Marc Spears, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are expected to join Gregg Popovich in a meeting with the Portland Blazers star in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Spurs coach Gregg Popovic, forward...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Ten For The Portland Trail Blazers! All About The Draft Acquisition Of Daniel Diez (English & Spanish)

The NBA Draft came and left as fast and strong as the 100-degree temperatures Portland has had. NBA fans patiently await the moment the annual Draft will take place, as usually there are major decisions that will shape the face of their team for the following year. This cycle is always surrounded of excitement, curiosity and, why not, even self indulged knowledge because we the fans...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers roster reconstruction

After being eliminated early in the first round of this past NBA playoffs, the Portland Trail Blazers seem to be ready to readjust and reorganize. The team has made already moves in preparation for next season. Portland is ready for a fresh start moving forward. The Trail Blazers had recently traded Nicolas Batum to Charlotte Hornets, but they were not done yet. Portland had just...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LaMarcus Aldridge tells the Blazers he won’t be back

Here’s the first domino to fall in the lead up to free agency next week. Erik Gundersen of The Columbian, citing sources close to the situation, is reporting that All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge has informed the Portland Blazers that he will not return to the team next season. Per the report: “A Western Conference executive with knowledge of the Aldridge pursuit has told...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: impact of Nic Batum trade

After a disappointing season with the Portland Trail Blazers last season, Nicolas Batum was traded to the Charlotte Hornets for young power forward Noah Vonleh and swingman Gerald Henderson. The move is an interesting take on the Trail Blazers mind set, because the trade certainly does not help the Blazers in the short term. Yes, Batum had a down season last year shooting only 32...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Trade Nicolas Batum – What Does This Mean, And What’s Next?

For Portland Trail Blazers fans who have watched Nicolas Batum over the past seven years, there might be some frustration upon hearing the 6’8″ Frenchman was traded Wednesday to the Charlotte Hornets for 19-year-old power forward Noah Vonleh and veteran shooting guard Gerald Henderson. And yet, when really digging into Batum’s career arc–his spurts of brilliance ultimately...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Sports News NBA Draft Mailbag

Leading up the the NBA Draft on Thursday June 25th, Oregon Sports News Senior Writer Garrett Thornton takes a look at the Portland Trail Blazers’ next couple weeks. With the 23rd pick in the first round of the draft and a franchise-altering free agency just a couple weeks away, the Blazers are headed for a busy stretch. Topics of the mailbag include position of need, draft...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Blake opts in with Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake has decided to forego free agency and accept his player option to remain in Portland. Blake opted into his contract worth $2.2 million for the 2015-16 season.Here's more from Blazers.com:Portland Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake has exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard’s future with the Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard made the transition from a seldom-used benchwarmer to a much more refined and polished role player over the course of the 2014-2015 NBA season. His marked improvement indicates that he may move up further on the depth chart. It is also safe to assume that with more minutes, he will handle more responsibilities for this young team moving...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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