Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers Aggressively Pursuing Pau Gasol in Free Agency

Pau Gasol

The Portland Trail Blazers are hoping to make a splash in free agency after signing Evan Turner and they seem to have their eyes on a few different targets. They would like to bring in an upgrade to their front-court and have narrowed down on one player that would be a massive upgrade in particular. According to a report from ...

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Portland Trail Blazers Are a Perfect Fit for Al Horford in Free Agency

Al Horford

The Portland Trail Blazers lost a lot in free agency last offseason and many expected them to struggle in a big way. That didn’t end up being the case and the future looks bright for them with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum leading the way. Next up is free agency and the Trail Blazers need to bring in an impact ...

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

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The 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) July 1, 2015 The All-Star point guard’s extension will kick ...

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Aminu Al-Farouq leaves Mavericks, signs with Trail Blazers

Aminu Al-Farouq

Shooting forward Aminu Al-Farouq has agreed to a four-year, $30 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Yahoo Sports. Al-Farouq, 24, averaged 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds last season with the Dallas Mavericks, his only season with the franchise. The four-year veteran was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers eighth overall in 2010.

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Report: LaMarcus Aldridge expected to leave Trail Blazers

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LaMarcus Aldridge is not expected to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers, reports ESPN’s Chris Broussard and Marc Stein. “He’s gone,” a source close to Aldridge said. “There’s a 99.9 percent chance that he’s out of Portland.” According to Stein, Aldridge won’t re-sign with the Blazers, the team he has played since entering the league in 2006, because he doesn’t believe they can attract ...

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Blazers, Hornets finalizing trade involving Nicolas Batum, Gerald Henderson

Nicolas Batum

The Portland Trail Blazers are finalizing a trade with the Charlotte Hornets involving shooting forward Nicolas Batum in exchange for shooting guard Gerald Henderson and power forward Noah Vonleh. Portland is finalizing a trade to send Nic Batum to Charlotte for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 24, 2015 Batum, 26, averaged 9.4 points, ...

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LaMarcus Aldridge undergoes surgery on left thumb

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge underwent successful surgery on his thumb Monday, the team announced. Aldridge need to have the radial collateral ligament of his left thumb repaired.  Dr. Thomas J. Graham performed the procedure at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Aldridge is expected to be able to return basketball activity in approximately eight weeks. Aldridge is set to become ...

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Spurs, Mavericks to pursue LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency

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LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the best front-court players in the NBA, and the Portland Trail Blazers are hoping to figure out how to lock him up long-term this offseason as he hits free agency. They aren’t going to be alone in their pursuit of Aldridge, and both the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks are expected to pursue him ...

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Blazers worried LaMarcus Aldridge will leave in free agency

LaMarcus Aldridge

The Portland Trail Blazers, who are coming off a 100-86 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 on Sunday, are worried that soon-to-be free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will not re-sign with the team this summer. From the Oregonian‘s Jason Quick: Some Blazers players have already said they are worried free agency will take Aldridge away from Portland this summer. Earlier this month, before a ...

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Achilles injury ends Wesley Matthews season

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers starter Wesley Matthews will miss the rest of the season after tearing his left Achilles tendon Thursday night, the team announced. “I’m frustrated man, I’m frustrated,” said a dejected Matthews to ForwardCenter.net. “You say everything happens for a reason and again, I was up in that tube I was just thinking: What was this reason? What was it? ...

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