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Trail Blazers nearing contract extension with coach Terry Stotts


The Blazers hold an option on the third and final year of Stotts' contract for 2014-15, but that'll likely be torn up and replaced with the new deal.

Grantland C.J. McCollum NBA Job Interview


Looks like a fun series of interviews with potential lottery selections. I'm not sold on McCollum as "the guy" for the Blazers at 10, but you have to admire his demeanor and attitude.

Bill Simmons Fake Trade with Cleveland


Bill Simmons ‏@BillSimmons 1h "Last fake trade: hey Rip City, would you flip LaMarcus Aldridge to Cleveland for Tristan Thompson + 1st overall pick? Hmmmmmm."

Quick: "Brian Shaw is no longer a candidate for the Trail Blazers head coaching position, according...


Quick: "Brian Shaw is no longer a candidate for the Trail Blazers head coaching position, according to agent Jerome Stanley"

Blazers, Mavs, Bucks pursuing free agent C Joel Przybilla


I would love to have Joel back for one more season, even if it is only in a 5-10 minutes, mentor role to Meyers Leonard.

Wolfson: POR RFA F Batum Left MIN Without Verbal Agreement

Darren Wolfson of reports that the Minnesota Timberwolves have still yet to make an offer for Portland Trail Blazers restricted free agent forward Nicolas Batum. ---------------------------------- According to a source with intimate knowledge of those discussions, Batum is the Wolves' Plan A in free agency -- and he told the Wolves he has legitimate interest in coming. Financially, the Wolves know where Batum stands, so a verbal agreement in advance of July 11 -- the first day free agent contracts can be signed -- could come very soon. But as of Monday night, with Batum no longer in the Twin Cities, a verbal agreement had not been reached. ... The team source said there's a far better chance that Batum would come via a sign-and-trade, because outright landing a restricted free agent is too tough. ---------------------------------- Here's my quick-hit read between the lines on it. -- Ben Hat tip: ed: text edited, bumped to front page

Blazers Reaching out to Chauncey Billups?


The free agency intrigue continues...

Damian Lillard Sacramento Workout Video


I can see why he's rising up so many draft boards.

Ford: 2012 NBA Mock Draft, Version 6

Chad Ford of has released version 6.0 of his 2012 NBA Mock Draft. In it, he forecasts the Portland Trail Blazers selecting Uconn center Andre Drummond and Weber State point guard Damian Lillard. --------------------------------- 6th Pick: Andre Drummond: This could be a scary pick for Portland. At some point Drummond's rewards start to outweigh his risks. The Blazers need size and Drummond has the potential to be a dominant big man if he ever improves his motor. If not Drummond, I think the Trail Blazers have to start looking at players such as Damian Lillard or Dion Waiters. Maybe they can package picks Nos. 6 and 11 and move up to get a player such as Brad Beal. 11th Pick: Damian Lillard: If the Blazers get Drummond at No. 6, their other big need is at the point. If Lillard is here, I think he'd be tough to pass on. Although he's not a pure point guard, he does so many things well and should be able to contribute right away. Jeremy Lamb is also a very viable option here. --------------------------------- ed. text updated, bumped to front page

With Raymond Felton at the wheel, Trail Blazers shift into a higher gear


Let's hope this holds true when the season rolls around.


Mega Trade   This may not be entirely realistic, but it's fun to think about. I think Billups would be the perfect PG for the blazers and would give...


Trade Drawer - Rudy Edition This trade gets rid of rudy and bayless relieving us of our clogged SG position and a whiny spaniard. The Kings may not go for this...


Possible Chris Paul deal NOT involving Batum We trade: Andre Miller Bayless Rudy Joel Pryzbilla Greg Oden   We get: Chris Paul Emeka Okafor   Yes I know it isn't easy to give up Greg...

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