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Mo Williams to end up a T-wolve?


Could have played for some contenders, but now he's playing for a soon to be Love-less Wolves team. smh.....

Free agent guard Mo Williams is nearing an agreement with Minnesota, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 28, 2014

Knicks/Mavs agree to trade


According to Woj's twitter, it's a done deal awaiting league approval. Knicks get Sam Dalembert, Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington as well as the 34th and 51st picks in 2014. Mavs get Tyson Chandler and Raymond Fatone Felton. What's in it for Dallas? Chandler's effective playing days are fading and Calderon is one of the best 3pt shooters in the game. I guess they still regret letting Chandler go a few years ago.

Mo Williams officially opts out


Not a surprise, but now it's official. Olshey needs to find a back PG or 2 this offseason. Maybe McCollum is one of those guys?

Beverley limping to locker room


Doesn't look good from him. Also this.... Sean Pendergast ‏@SeanCablinasian 30m Beverley limped back into the tunnel then when he was in the back immediately got help. Didn't look good.

Lillard as a Slam Dunk participant?


Chris Haynes drops a tidbit about a tip he's received that Damian has been invited to participate in the Dunk contest. Damian refused to comment however. If true, is it possible the NBA wants him to be the first player to ever compete in ALL 5 All-Star weekend contests? Imagine if Dame took home 1st place in the Dunk/3pt/Skills comps, as well as MVP in the Rising Stars and the All-Star game. He could OWN All-Star weekend. Personally, I'd like him to have some down time to rest his body, but that feat would be unprecedented.

Felton still sucks


That is all...

Blazers #1 in Yahoo! power rankings


Mark Spears puts them at his top spot, despite the loss to the Wolves. OKC would have been there had they not lost to Toronto.

Blazers still in on Asik talks?


I hope theres no plans to trade away any of our current rotation guys

Rockets making first pre-free agency moves to offer Howard max


Brooks and Delfino have been waived. Expect to see Robinson moved next while not taking back any salary. I wouldn't have expected these moves unless Houston has a good feeling Howard will be considering them as a destination.

Carl Landry thinks Blazers will be among teams interested in him in free agency


His quotes about Aldridge are interesting. He views PDX as a team on the rise and praises their fans.

Sam Amico says Blazers want 2 1st rounders and players for Aldridge


Those 2 first rounders would have to be pretty high in my opinion. It's starting to really sound like Blazers are going the rebuild route. Hopefully this means tanking next season, as painful as it might be.

KC-P thinks he'll Blazers or T-Wolves pick


He didn't flat out say this, but the author points out that KC-P thinks he'll be going top 10, and to a team he worked out for. The only teams that meet both criteria are the Wolves and Blazers.

Chad Ford says Blazers are 1 of 3 teams trying hardest to get #1 from Cleveland


If that's the case, I sure hope it isn't for Noel. Only way I would want Noel is if the plan was to trade Aldridge this Summer and tank next season to hope for the best in the 2014 draft. Definitely not my plan A.

Another starting center possible in free agency


Mark Stein says he's hearing the Jazz will possibly let Jefferson walk.

Houston appears to have an offer trading Robinson for 1st rounder


Stein also says they plan to draft an overseas player to keep the pick off their books this year. This all sounds like they getting confident they can get Paul/Howard in my opinion.

Oden and Heat have mutual interest


Would hate to see that. If the guy couldn't handle the spotlight in little old Portland, good luck in Miami.

Carl Landry is leaning towards becoming a free agent this summer


If the Blazers could somehow have enough cap space to sign Landry and Redick both, I would be very happy with this off-season, regardless of who we pick up at center.

Paul Allen likes his chances in the draft


Likes what he's sees at #10

Andre Iguodala opting out to become free agent this summer


I don't like him for the Blazers, but I like that he's adding depth to the list of free agents which means one less team will be able to offer big money to JJ Redick

Several teams believe Blazers will draft Caldwell-Pope


I think he'll make a nice NBA player, but I think you'd be reaching at 10. Perhaps trade back a few spots to acquire more assets and get CP?

Mavs still shopping #13


Could Blazers be looking at Oden?

A friend of mine was out to dinner at Matador over the weekend, and said he saw Oden there eating with some friends. Not sure why Greg would be back in town, considering recent reports have had...


Per Adrian Wojnarowski-Kings being sold to Seattle based group

Sounds like the Sonics are almost back! Wonder how this will affect the conference allignment? You can’t have Seattle in the Pacific Division considering they are the furthest NW team in the...

Wolfson via Twitter: PDX would've had to also take back maybe even two bad contracts.


He claims Portland was never offered Derrick Williams straight up for Batum. We would have had to take on a bad contract as well. "Darren Wolfson ‏@DarrenWolfson @JPE09 Re: D-Will - maybe. But they still listened a long time on him. In fact, might've pulled trigger if could've included Darko contract. Re: D-Will. But never once did MN offer him straight up for Batum. PDX would've had to also take back maybe even two bad contracts. "

Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Raymond Felton appears in a Next Media Animation video ...


Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Raymond Felton appears in a Next Media Animation video regarding the New York Knicks' decision whether or not to match restricted free agent point guard Jeremy Lin. Felton is called "fat" and is depicted eating a hamburger on the bench. ed: text edited, bumped to front page

Timberwolves Waive F Martell Webster, Trade Brad Miller

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports on Twitter that the Minnesota Timberwolves have waived for Martell Webster, a move that was expected in advance of an anticipated 4-year, $46.5 million offer sheet to Portland Trail Blazers restricted free agent forward Nicolas Batum. ----------------------------- Minnesota has waived forward Martell Webster, league source tells Y! Sports. ----------------------------- Minnesota first acquired Webster in the 2010 Draft day trade that landed forward Luke Babbitt in Portland. Update: The Timberwolves officially confirmed their release of Webster and announced the trade of veteran big man Brad Miller and two second-round picks to the New Orleans Hornets for a future second-round pick. ----------------------------- The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived guard Martell Webster. The Timberwolves also today announced the team has traded center Brad Miller and two future second round draft picks (Brooklyn's 2013 second round selection and Minnesota's second round draft choice in 2016) to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for a future conditional second round pick. "We want to thank Martell for his two years with us," President of Basketball Operations David Kahn said. "Unfortunately, Martell's back condition caused him to miss significant time both seasons and prevented him from playing at a consistently high level. I have spoken to Martell on numerous occasions and watched him work out last month. We are both optimistic he will have a terrific season next year." ----------------------------- With these moves now complete, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports on Twitter that the Batum offer sheet is expected to be officially delivered on Sunday. Update: Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports on Twitter that, during a Friday afternoon conference call, Timberwolves president David Kahn told reporters that Batum has not yet signed the offer sheet, contradicting an earlier report. He apparently will do so on Sunday afternoon. Update (again): Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com reports that Batum did sign an offer sheet earlier this week but it was ruled invalid by the NBA, so he must sign another one, according to Kahn. ed: text edited, bumped to front page

Andre Miller signs new Denver contract while wearing Blazers workout gear. Note the pinwheel on...


Andre Miller signs new Denver contract while wearing Blazers workout gear. Note the pinwheel on his leg. funny stuff

I've never seen a blow hard blow harder than Dwight Jaynes has blown today


The guy has tweeted more than a teenage girl in the past 12 hours, and all of it seems to be bagging on the Blazers in one way or another. I get that he wants to report what's happening in free agency, but the message that comes across is that he wants to see Nicolas Batum sent to the Timberwolves. Is he a mouthpiece for the Wolves? Isn't there any other "news" to report? Or is his job to sit around and dream up scenarios to help other teams out?

Ford: Remaining Available FA Centers Blazers Could Target

Chad Ford of ESPN.com looks at some of the remaining available free agents and discusses the possibility of a few centers landing with the Portland Trail Blazers, who missed out on restricted free agent center Roy Hibbert after the Indiana Pacers decided to retain him. --------------------------------- JaVale McGee, C, Nuggets (R): The Nuggets were in a great bargaining situation with McGee until Monday. Before then, they were the only team with cap space making a serious run at him. However, now that word has leaked that the Pacers will match Portland's offer to Roy Hibbert, the competition may stiffen. The Blazers could make a run at McGee (though the early signals are they won't). Robin Lopez, C, Suns (R): Lopez doesn't have nearly the same reputation as his brother Brook, but he can be a force defensively and had a very solid 15.25 PER last season. For all the teams that missed out on the big fish in free agency, he might be a nice consolation prize. With the right offer, the tight-fisted Suns might not match. The Blazers could be a real option here. Chris Kaman, C, Hornets: Kaman had his fingers crossed that the Pacers weren't going to match the Blazers' offer to Roy Hibbert. He would've surely gotten a big multiyear offer from Indiana had they decided to pass. Now that Hibbert appears to be headed back to Indy, things will get tougher for Kaman. He could be forced to take a one-year deal like Humphries and Landry. --------------------------------- Blazers GM Neil Olshey told reporters on Monday that the team's next moves would likely come through trade rather than another free agency pursuit. The Blazers have contacted Lopez, according to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com. ed: text edited, bumped to front page
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