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Mo Williams won't get 3Y in Portland.

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Based on conversations I've had with multiple sources, I'm getting mixed signals about his return. Williams said during exit interviews he was looking to land a three-year contract. If he can net that on the free agent market, he's gone. I've read multiple reports suggesting that Dallas is his preferred destination, but a source with knowledge of his thinking told me his camp remains engaged "in conversations with a lot of teams." The Blazers can offer Williams as much as $3.15 million because he's a "non-Bird Rights Free Agent." But they have no intentions of giving him three years. If it becomes clear Williams will have to settle for a one-or two-year deal, the Blazers would still be contenders.

Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2014/07/chris_kaman_on_trail_blazers_i_want_to_help_the_te.html

Haynes: GP calls out Damian's D, will work with him soon.

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"Payton says Lillard is actually in the Bay Area working out with his son, Gary Payton II, who will suit up for the Oregon State Beavers next season. As soon as The NBA Finals concludes, Payton will join them and he expects to spend a few days with Lillard in the gym to tighten some things up."

Mo Williams on NBA GameTime

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There are actually two videos back-to-back here with Mo. First segment is Mo being interviewed about his career and his last season with the Blazers. The 2nd segment is at The Desk where Mo is sitting in as the 4th analyst as they talk about the Heat/Pacers series.

CNN+Bleacher Report compare Lillard to Jordan, Bryant.

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Not much else to say. The whole country is hearing what we've been talking about for more than a year now.

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Introducing QV, a blind stab at measuring MVP-ness.

Today's mainpage link of BoxScoreGeek.com's Andres Alvarez features a statistical examination of LaMarcus Aldridge. Over the course of the article, Alvarez challenges the notion that LaMarcus...

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Put Me In Coach! (Charting minutes played for '13-14)

During the summer, so many questions evolved about what this team would look like with all the new additions, particularly regarding the depth chart and rotations. Would Robin Lopez be able to play...

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LaMarcus Aldridge: Version 3.0?

Long-time Blazer's Edge member Conspirator5 looks at the changes in LaMarcus Aldridge's demeanor and style this season, and wonders if we're about to see a new LaMarcus.

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Neil Olshey: Deal or No Deal?

The quintessential dilemma of this season has been the conflicting goals between striving for the playoffs or building resources for next season. Aka, the draft pick tank. As of *2/6/2013*, we sit...

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1/4 Trade Drawer of Vague Speculation.

So, the midseason trade deadline is slowly starting to creep up on us, and I feel like this team is wrapped up in a great deal of uncertainty. Back in September, I would have told you with great...

Highlight Reel of Nic's 5x5

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Found in the recent Ball Don't Lie article on Batum's recent 5x5, here is a Youtube video that burns through every stat accumulating posession that Nic played on Sunday.

@wessywes2: Perfect day here in pdx. Great work put in with the team at the pf today. The train,...

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@wessywes2: Perfect day here in pdx. Great work put in with the team at the pf today. The train, @aldridge_12 was in the building!

https://twitter.com/wessywes2

Enter to win a seat @ "The Obama Classic." No really.

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Putting politics aside for a moment, this sounds really cool. And like any contest, you are not required to donate to the Obama campaign to enter. (check the fine print at the bottom) Of course, if you are a hardcore tea partier, you might feel a little uncomfortable at this event, but I thought this was largely basketball-y enough to be of interest to the BEdgers are large, regardless of your policy stance.

@Dame_Lillard Wherever 82nd is lol I'll be there because theres a wingstop there . (Allright...

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@Dame_Lillard Wherever 82nd is lol I'll be there because theres a wingstop there . (Allright people. Show Damian some love if you wanna say hi to him tonight. But don't be creepy. The dude is hungry.)

https://twitter.com/Dame_Lillard

Weber State coach interviewed on BFT

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Your feelings about Lillard at this point will probably not be swayed by the comments of Weber State's head coach, but he's good interview. If you're expecting us to draft Lillard and want to get more insight on him, I thiink its worth listening to. But just be warned: There are several Clownzano questions, bro.

The Basketball Blogging Glossary

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I laughed so hard at this I felt the need to share. I've had TDS on my short list ever since you guys beat the Blazers in the 08-09 playoffs, and there are some fine Dream Shakers that show their faces in our threads every now and then. So although I SHOULD be mad about our loss a few days ago, here's a little bball love instead.

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RipCity Challenge / TBJ live show Roll Call

Now that the tickets for LaMarcus'es Rip City Challenge are officially on sale, I thought this would be a good time to take the pulse of BEdge and find out how many people will be going to the...

The DOJ hates your Gameday thread.

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As BE vets will know, there was in the past a certain looseness with commenters making references to ways in which people who were unable to watch their beloved Blazers on TV might access that content in other ways. Dave and company made it pretty clear that they didn't want that to happen anymore, and as a community we've been good about this and it hasn't been an issue. Now it appears that this subtle change in site policy might have been driven by more than purely commercial concerns. Dave has never tried to blame this policy change on anyone else that I have seen, and there's no reason to suspect that's he's personally been leaned on by external forces. Nevertheless, I think this is a topic worth discussing and something to keep in mind whenever this lockout-foresaken season gets started.

Dre will not go gently into that good night.

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bq. Miller made it clear the fair thing for the Nuggets to do is have open competition for the starting job at point guard. Yet, asked if he'd be all right with coming off the bench as Lawson's backup, Miller stayed matter-of-fact. "If that's the decision that the coach makes, every player has to deal with it in the league, not just me," Miller said. "So the main thing is fairness and hard work. Ty is going to get better. He's a good young player. I'm going to continue to push him, he's going to push me. I'm not going get caught up in who is starting and who is not. At this point in my career, it will burn you out."

Faried video-blogging draft day.

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Hat tip to Joel Odom of the "O" for the reference.

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About the best 1st round exit you could ask for.

Losing is difficult. It's draining, dissapointing, and embarassing. I have seen it said over and over that there are "no moral victories." Fair enough! There's no point in picking fights with other...

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Joel Pryzbilla and Dante Cunningham: A Primer.

Dear Charlotte, As was previously FanPosted by sabonis4ever, Blazers fans appreciate how big of a deal it is for you to lose Gerald Wallace. While it has been emotional for us to lose Joel and...

It's Armon Johnson's Birthday Tomorrow

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In this O-Live video, Armon Johnson drops that tommorow night's game vs. the Lakers will also be his birthday! Let's bring out the signage tomorrow night to wish him a good one! Anyone know how old he'll be?

Yes it's a fracture, no his season's not over.

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For me, possibly the most bizzare non-news of the Blazers this season is having the Mike's say over the air during the cleveland game that Dante *might* have a fractured skull, and then we don't hear anything about it until now. So yes, it's a fracture, but apparently not enough to put him out for a long time. I wonder what Dante will look like with the "gap tooth" mouth guard AND the Richard Hamilton facemask.

PTB front office admits they gambled on health in the draft.

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"Brandon came into the league and was a Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star," Miller said. "So if you look at that, the risk initially definitely paid off." Miller, who was in on the negotiation of Roy's deal, said the team was fully aware that Roy's knees had little to no cartilage left when they granted the extension.

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BE Think Tank 12/5: Coaching.

Almost everything I've learned about basketball I've either gotten directly from BE or had it linked from here. In the time I've been reading, I've learned a lot. I've evolved from "They should...

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Exiled from the Garden of CSNW

Dear Bedgers,   I don't mean to raise a painful and controversial issue, but I need your advice. 30 days from now, I will be moved out of the PDX area to live and work in King County up in WA. As...

Fan Viewing Party, is Sarah Mensah psychic?

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I just got emailed about this Fan Viewing Party the Blazers will have Sunday for Game 1, where people will get in the RG for free to watch the game on the Jumbotron! What is so completely awesome about this is that I had at one point intended to call the Blazers front office to suggest this! I had even meant to suggest they could easily charge $5 for people to get in, but they're doing it for free, a la fan fest! I've never needed so many exclamation points! And I have to work that night... >.< So please, BEdge, please represent and go have a great time!

The "Uncle Cliffy" Award

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Basketball-reference.com is providing their statistically determined end-of-year awards. They include a few "razzie" type awards as well, including the: "Uncle Cliffy Memorial Worst Rebounder for his Size Award (Lowest TRB%, 6'10" or taller)" Check the link to see who won!

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Portland Trail Blazers fan sayin' hi and good luck!

Hello all, Look, I really don't know anything about your school. I'm not even sure what state you're in, but I know it's east of the Rockies. Here's what I do know: I likes me some Dante Cunningham!...

Ben Goliver: Meme Machine

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""Daaaaaang Nicky, you don't miss anymore," Rice screamed. " Whether that was Mike rice picking up the Nicky Barnes meme from Ben, or Joe just translating/spelling it that way, it's clearly beginning to stick.

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