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Wesley Matthews 'Felt Disrespected' By Lack Of Interest From Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers never made an offer to Wesley Matthews in free agency. Matthews signed with the Blazers in 2010 and became one of the NBA's best two-way shooting guards. But Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon in March. "I was pissed off," Matthews said. "I felt disrespected." The only change the Blazers would pursue re-signing Matthews was if LaMarcus Aldridge...
Via RealGM
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matthews ‘felt disrespected’ Blazers didn’t try to re-sign him

The city of Portland has suffered through a mass exodus of historical proportions this NBA offseason. Virtually every key rotation player from last year not named Damian Lillard departed in free agency, forcing the Blazers into a large-scale rebuild almost overnight. One by one, their guys fled for greener pastures as the team watched helplessly....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers’ Aminu To Participate In First NBA Game In Africa

An offseason acquisition from the Dallas Mavericks, forward Al-Farouq Aminu will play for Team Africa as it takes on Team World in the NBA Africa game set to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa this Saturday.  This game comes as part of the partnership between Basketball Without Borders and the NBA, and is the first game in NBA history to take place in Africa. Ahead of the...
Via Oregon Sports News
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Might Not Be Done Making Lopsided Trades

The Portland Trail Blazers continued their busy offseason this past weekend with a trade that brought over Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller and two future second-round picks. The move itself was designed to acquire assets (neither Haywood nor Miller will likely ever suit up in Rip City), but the real story here isn’t what the team received, but what it gave up. The Blazers officially...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard Drops a Freestyle Over Jadakiss’ ‘Why’

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard aka Dame DOLLA uploaded some freestyle bars to his SoundCloud account featuring his childhood friend V.I.P. Over the Jadakiss “Why” beat to solidify his name as the best baller/rapper in the game. The post Damian Lillard Drops a Freestyle Over Jadakiss’ ‘Why’ appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Portland Trail Blazers can thrive without Aldridge

In 2006 with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers selected LaMarcus Aldridge and ever since that day he has been the leader in Portland, Oregon. However, the Aldridge era has come to an end this past offseason when he signed with the San Antonio Spurs in free agency. This decision made by Aldridge leaves the Blazer organization putting all their hopes...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: 4 Free Agency Grades

(Jan. 23, 2014 – Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers have undergone the most roster transition of anyone of the NBA and though it will likely lead to their departure from the playoffs and potentially landing high in the lottery come draft time, this also means plenty of opportunity...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard running the show in Portland

To put it lightly, this has been far from the offseason that the Portland Trail Blazers had initially desired. Looks like it is back to the drawing board. But one thing is certain, all eyes will be on Damian Lillard now that he has the responsibility of leading this newly constructed young team. The mass exodus that the Blazers experienced recently ushers in a new chapter for the...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Dance: Damian Lillard Soldiers On

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has had quite a busy offseason. It began on a high note, inking a five-year, $120 million contract extension with the only NBA..... The post The Big Dance: Damian Lillard Soldiers On appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Roundtable – Where Are They Now And Where Are They Headed?

This has been quite the summer of change for the Portland Trail Blazers and their fans. LaMarcus Aldridge is in San Antonio, Wesley Matthews is in Dallas, Robin Lopez is in New York, and Nicolas Batum is in Charlotte, leaving Damian Lillard as the only starter from the previous two seasons still on the roster. Even the reserves are mostly new, as Steve Blake is in Brooklyn, Arron...
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard’s World: Damian Lillard Will Take Center Stage in Portland Trail Blazer Rebuild

PORTLAND, OR – JULY 9: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers speaks with the media after signing a new contract with the team July 9, 2015 at the Trail Blazer Practice Facility in Portland, Oregon. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images) After being slept on in college at Weber State, Lillard came into the NBA with a bang, winning Rookie of the...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Blazers were smart to start a rebuild

The Portland Trail Blazers won 50-plus games both last season and in 2013-14. They were considered by many one of the most-talented teams in the NBA. However, varying circumstances saw the team eliminated from the playoffs early both seasons. They were never a legitimate title contender over these past two seasons. That’s the harsh reality of it. Another harsh reality is the fact...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The fresh new faces of the Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have undergone some major roster changes this offseason. It is clear that this team’s focus is on rebuilding. This team has made it a point to acquire young talent and look at the big picture. The Blazers are planning for the franchise’s future success. With the departures of LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez, and Arron Afflalo in free agency and Nicolas...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder to match Blazers' offer to Enes Kanter

The Oklahoma City Thunder will have to work out new contracts for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook over the next couple seasons. What might already prove to be an unenviable task could even become more difficult with news that Oklahoma City plans to match the four-year, $70 million offer sheet the Portland Blazers gave to center Enes Kanter last week. Source indicates OKC will...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter to sign max offer with Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trailblazers have been looking for a way to replace recently-departed All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, and on Friday they may have found it. Reports claim the Trail Blazers have agreed to a max offer with power forward Enes Kanter worth $70 million over four years. Kanter is a restricted free agent and his current team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, have three days to match...
Via Rumors and Rants
21 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge chooses to sign with Spurs

One of the top free agents of this year’s class is reportedly on his way to the San Antonio Spurs. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Spurs will sign All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015   Wojnarowski...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers apologize for first, get second meeting with Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge reportedly left his first free agency meeting with the Los Angeles feeling underwhelmed, but he apparently respects the franchise enough that he was willing to give it another shot. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that Aldridge granted the Lakers’ request for a second meeting on Thursday night, and the team spent the entire 90...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewery offers Aldridge free beer for life if he stays a Blazer

While LaMarcus Aldridge is currently weighing offers from teams on where to continue his career, a Portland Brewery is offering an incentive for Aldridge to stay in the area. Breakside Brewery is enticing Aldridge to stay with free beer for life as well as a signature beer. Hey @aldridge_12 do you like beer? If you...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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