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Nicolas Batum is a member of Paris St. Germain football club for a day


Batum won the gold medal at Eurobasket. Today he gave the kick-off at PSG Game along with Tony Parker

Nolan Smith going overseas (Cedevita Zagreb of Croatia)


Former Blazers Nolan Smith going overseas to Cedevita Zagreb of Croatia (they play Adriatic League, Eurocup and Croatian League). Good club for him

Sportando: Former Blazers F Craig Smith Signs In Israel

16 reports that former Portland Trail Blazers forward Craig Smith has signed to play the 2012-13 season with Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem in Israel. Smith, 28, averaged 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.9 minutes per game for the Blazers last season. He signed with Portland as an unrestricted free agent back in December 2011. ed: text edited, bumped to front page

Nicolas Batum huge block on Pocius at Olympics


Nicolas Batum huge block on Pocius in the third day at Olympics

Reports: British F/C Joel Freeland To Sign 3-Year Deal With Blazers

64 reports that Portland Trail Blazers international center Joel Freeland has agreed to leave ACB club Unicaja Malaga for the Portland Trail Blazers. Freeland, a center from Grear Britain, was a first-round pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. -------------------------------------------- Joel Freeland will play in the NBA with the Blazers as soon as the player and Unicaja Malaga will reach an agreement on his €1.5M buyout. Freeland will travel to Portland in the coming days for the physical and then he will work on his buyout with the Spanish team. Unicaja Malaga officially announced that Joel Freeland asked to leave the team for the NBA. Portland, Freeland and Malaga are now discussing the buyout. -------------------------------------------- British journalist Ian Whittell reports on Twitter that Freeland has agreed to a 3-year contract worth $9 million. -------------------------------------------- As per reports in spain, Joel Freeland has agreed a 3 year $9 million deal to play with NBA Trailblazers next season. great news Freeland flying to Portland tomorrow 2 complete deal. He has to come up with the vast bulk of his 1.5m Euro buyout himself, still the contract represents a decent bit of business for a guy who only took up the game at 16. fully deserved too Joel wont have long before he can prove hes NBA-ready. hes back with GB in time for the game v USA in Manchester on Wednesday -------------------------------------------- John Hollinger of notes on Twitter... -------------------------------------------- Freeland [is more than] 3 yrs after draft [so first round] picks no longer subject to rookie scale. Blazers signed him with cap space. -------------------------------------------- Update: Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports on Twitter... -------------------------------------------- After 2-day pursuit, I finally reached Joel Freeland's agent, Rafa Calvo, who confirms reports that #Blazers and Freeland are close to deal. Calvo said he informed Malaga yesterday that Freeland was leaving the Spanish ACB League. The sides are working on a buyout. -------------------------------------------- The Daily Mail has posted Malaga's statement. -------------------------------------------- Unicaja player Joel Freeland has informed the club of his decision to end his contract and move to the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA,' said a statement on the Unicaja website. After receiving this statement from the British player, Unicaja is now waiting to formalise a definitive agreement between the three parties involved; the player, the Portland Trail Blazers and Unicaja. -------------------------------------------- Freeland, 25, is considered one of the premier big men in Europe and has said for months that he was ready to make the jump to the NBA. Spanish forward Victor Claver is also en route to Portland after agreeing to part ways with ACB club Valencia. PS Thanks to ajharris in the FanShots as well. ed: text edited, bumped to front page

Sportando: Valencia Parts Ways With Victor Claver

48 reports, citing a team press release, that ACB club Valencia has announced it has parted ways with forward Victor Claver, a 2009 first-round pick in the NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. ------------------------------ Valencia Basket and Victor Claver officially parted ways. The Spanish forward, who has spent his entire career in Valencia, is likely heading to the Blazers who selected him in the 2009 Draft with the 22nd overall pick. ------------------------------ A June report linked Claver to the Blazers and Portland GM Neil Olshey called Claver a "good fit" last month. Claver, 23, was a first round pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. ed: text edited, bumped to front page

L.A hosts Brandon Roy


Will Brandon Roy make his NBA comeback as a Laker? While the question of Roy possibly teaming up with Kobe Bryant remains unanswered, Sportando reveals that during the last few days, Roy was indeed – L.A. bound

Fernandez: Joel Freeland Faces July 10 Deadline For Contract Buyout

Emilio Fernandez of La Opinion De Malaga writes that Joel Freeland, a first round pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, faces a July 10 deadline to decide whether he wants to buy out of his contract with Unicaja Malaga of the ACB league and come to the NBA for the 2012-13 season. The report also notes that Spanish power Regal Barcelona is also interested in Freeland should he opt not to come to the NBA. Freeland, 25, is regarded as one of the top big men in Europe. Blazers Acting GM Chad Buchanan expressed interest in bringing over Freeland two weeks ago. Dave posted his thoughts here. ed: text edited, bumped to front page

Spanish team UCAM Murcia interested in Patty Mills


Mills just ended his stint in China. Murcia is interested in him to replace the injured Curtis Jerrells

CBA All-Star Game: The worst basketball sequence ever (with Aaron Brooks and Starbury)


The worst minute in basketball history from China, where a lot of NBA players like to go over the last few years....

NBA Lockout: Derek Fisher Letter to other NBA players


Text of a letter players' association president Derek Fisher sent to NBA players Monday that was obtained by the Associated Press

BREKING NEWS FROM TURKEY: Deron Williams to Besiktas?


Unbelievable news from Turkey...Williams agreed to terms with Besiktas. He will sign and be able to return to NBA when lockout ends (via Marca): Rudy will stay in Dallas


One year more in NBA for Rudy who wants to try with Dallas. Then he will decide his future.. Blazers G Jon Diebler No Go To Varese?

47 reports that former Ohio State guard Jon Diebler, picked No. 51 in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, has received interest from Cimberio Varese in Italy's Serie A. The site reports that "a decision is expected soon." Update (Monday, 9:42 AM): now reports on Twitter that Varese is passing on Diebler and that he won't play for the club next season. ed: bumped to front page.

Sportando: Blazers In Italy To Scout Petteri Koponen

66 reports... "Bill Branch and Steve Rosenberry, assistant GMs of the Portland Trail Blazers, were yesterday in Bologna to scout Petteri Koponen. The two scouts talked with coach Lino Lardo and his staff asking info on the Finnish combo guard." ed: bumped to front page

Rudy Fernandez said that finally he is happy in Portland..

18 better late than never..but three year..and I am not convinced when he says that he leaves the door open to anyone

Virtus Roma close to Patrick Patty Mills


Roma is trying to convince Patty Mills to accept the proposal and land in Italy

Steve Blaker will sign today in LA with Lakers


Next week he will be introduced in LA. Good Luck Steve!!



The Spanish guard signed until the end of the season 2012/13

Crazy Fernandez again on his future


Now he said that Portland is happy for him and Trail Blazers want him to be part of the organization for the future but, he won't refuse to be traded to another team. Too bad! He should go back to Europe and stop.

Rudy 'I am still a Portland player'


The Spanish guard laughed when he read the news on Marca. "It is not true. I am still a Portland player"

Rudy Fernandez eyed by Heat, Knicks and Bulls


The Spanish player doesn't want to return to Portland. Another NBA team or Europe

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