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  • joined Dec 15, 2011
  • last login Jul 02, 2014
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Yahoo Exclusive: Redick to Clips nearly blown up by Sterling

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Sterling continually proves why he is one of the worst owners in sports.

Chad Ford Mock 5.0

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C.J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers Analysis: The Blazers also are in need of a shooter and would have strong interest in Caldwell-Pope if he doesn't go at No. 9. McCollum is another good option. While he's a bit undersized to play the two (Damian Lillard has the point guard spot on lockdown) his shooting and driving ability should complement Lillard nicely. The Blazers also are looking at bigs, and Pittsburgh's Steven Adams looks like a potential fit here as well.

Shabazz Muhammad Has Workout Scheduled With Blazers

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Chad Ford updated his Big Board this morning and offered some analysis on Shabazz while also dropping this tidbit of info...Muhammad finally is getting the chance to try and erase the bad taste his freshman season at UCLA left with some scouts. He's worked out in Phoenix, Philadelphia and Sacramento, and heads to Minnesota, Portland and then Utah.

Per Dario Saric’s Agent: Decision is Made, Saric will Withdraw from Draft

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The decision has been made by Dario to withdraw his name from the draft. According to Chad Ford, multiple GM's had him Top 5 or Top 7 on their draft board. He's a player the Blazers have recently been linked to having an interest in.

Wojnarowski: Cavs have "fantasy" of trading for LaMarcus Aldridge

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Privately, the Cleveland front office has pitched a fantasy of trading young players and picks to Portland for All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, sources said. Only, that's never going to happen. Cleveland is far higher on its two top-five picks, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters, than the rest of the NBA.

ESPN writer gives trade idea for Gortat

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ESPN writer Joe Kaiser throws out 5 trade ideas for the Suns Marcin Gortat. Here is his idea for the Blazers.... "4. Portland Trail Blazers | Gortat for Meyers Leonard, J.J. Hickson and a first-round pick in 2013 (no lottery protection) The hope for Phoenix would be to replace Gortat with a promising young center in Meyers Leonard who comes with a lower price tag and a high ceiling. In addition to Leonard, the key to making this deal work would be acquiring Portland's first-round pick in the 2013 draft, with the hopes that it'd end up being somewhere in the top 10. Portland likes Leonard, but with the rebuilding process moving along faster than expected thanks to Damian Lillard's immediate impact, the team may not be willing to wait for the 7-foot-1 rookie to develop. Adding Gortat to go with LaMarcus Aldridge on the front line would give the Trail Blazers quite a strong starting unit, making them a few solid bench players away from becoming real contenders out West." Obviously the Blazers 2013 pick is owed to the Bobcats but maybe it could be worked out another way maybe via draft day trade. But would the Blazers pull the trigger on this deal?

Ziller: Unpacking The Blazers' Brandon Roy Retirement Sham

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Tom Ziller of SBNation.com reacts to comments made by former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy during a Tuesday press conference in which he announced his signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Blazers released Roy with the amnesty clause back in December 2011. ---------------------------------- How the situation played out included initial reports that Roy would take a medical retirement, followed by a leak of news that the team would instead waive him under the amnesty clause because it'd be better for the salary cap. If Roy had truly been retiring, there wouldn't have been a difference. But if there was a chance of a quick comeback, Roy could potentially have done to Portland what Darius Miles did years ago, but with major larger ramifications. When players medically retire, their salaries are wiped off the books (but still paid) so long as the player isn't back in the NBA within a year. At some point after the lockout ended, the Blazers decided that Roy's contract was too big a burden on their cap sheet. They knew better than any other team the dangers of medical retirement, and knew they had no other natural candidates for the amnesty clause. I'm not willing to believe a rather successful NBA franchise was legitimately torn on whether to roll the dice on whether a 27-year-old passionate about basketball would return to the game. That's why the whole charade was so insulting: it was obvious what the Blazers wanted to do. And hey, it worked. Roy's exit was a tearful goodbye to a legend whose body wouldn't cooperate, and not a cold expulsion of an albatross. Congratulations to the Blazers for pulling off a public scam. ---------------------------------- ed: text edited, bumped to front page

Pacers still 50-50

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Ken Berger ‏@KBergCBS Early read on Pacers' appetite for matching Roy Hibbert's offer sheet with Portland stands at 50-50, according to a source.

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