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"I just hate that people think they know where I'm going, because I don't know where I'm going,"...

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"I just hate that people think they know where I'm going, because I don't know where I'm going," said Williams, who isn't allowed to talk with other teams since he hasn't opted out yet. "So there's no way for them to know, or assume that I'm going to Dallas or that I'm staying here. I don't know. There could be another team that comes into the picture."-Deron Williams

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/7959842/brooklyn-nets-dallas-mavericks-deron-williams-says-know-yet

Rockets will buy out Derek Fisher, declare the future is in front of them.

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Rockets will buy out Derek Fisher, declare the future is in front of them.

Fran Blinebury ‏ @franblinebury https://twitter.com/#!/search/franblinebury

Carmelo Anthony’s discontent with the Knicks organization became so severe after Monday night’s...

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Carmelo Anthony’s discontent with the Knicks organization became so severe after Monday night’s loss to the Bulls, he told a confidant he preferred to be traded before Thursday’s trade deadline, The Post has learned. New York Post

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Who Cares?(W/Poll)

Who on the Trailblazers team actually cares anymore? It's a simple question and the answer decides whether the Trailblazers are in the playoffs or not. I want to highlight a few quotes I've read on...

2 ESPN Suggested Portland-Phoenix Trades

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"Foster: Steve Nash to the Trail Blazers for Raymond Felton and Nicolas Batum. This would be smart regardless of what direction Phoenix wants to go. Batum is a rising star who just needs more minutes, and Felton requires an up-tempo setting to be successful. For Portland, Nash and LaMarcus Aldridge's pick-and-pop game would transform it into a serious contender. Koremenos: Steve Nash to the Trail Blazers for Raymond Felton, Elliot Williams and Portland's 2012 second-round pick. The Suns ideally should look to get something for Nash, as it is unlikely he will decide to spend his remaining years under Robert Sarver's reign of cheapness. This trade nabs them two young assets, along with another expiring contract. It's not splashy or sexy, but it's a logical move to start stockpiling assets and young players on a roster that has too many middling, overpaid veterans."

Players eligible to be traded March 1

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"ATLANTA Jason Collins, Willie Green, Ivan Johnson, Tracy McGrady, Jannero Pargo, Vladimir Radmanovic, Jerry Stackhouse BOSTON Marquis Daniels, Sasha Pavlovic, Mickael Pietrus, Greg Stiemsma, Chris Wilcox CHARLOTTE Derrick Brown, Cory Higgins, Reggie Williams CHICAGO Rip Hamilton, Brian Scalabrine CLEVELAND Anthony Parker DALLAS Brian Cardinal, Vince Carter, Delonte West, Sean Williams, Brandan Wright DENVER Nene, Julyan Stone DETROIT Tayshaun Prince, Damien Wilkins GOLDEN STATE Kwame Brown, Dominic McGuire, Chris Wright HOUSTON Samuel Dalembert INDIANA Jeff Foster, Jeff Pendergraph, David West L.A. CLIPPERS Caron Butler, Reggie Evans L.A. LAKERS Jason Kapono, Josh McRoberts, Troy Murphy MEMPHIS Dante Cunningham, Hamed Haddadi, Jeremy Pargo MIAMI Shane Battier, Eddy Curry, Terrel Harris, Josh Howard, James Jones MILWAUKEE Mike Dunleavy MINNESOTA J.J. Barea NEW JERSEY Kris Humphries, DeShawn Stevenson, Shawne Williams, Shelden Williams NEW ORLEANS Gustavo Ayon, Marco Belinelli, Carl Landry, Jason Smith NEW YORK Mike Bibby, Tyson Chandler, Baron Davis, Jared Jeffries, Steve Novak OKLAHOMA CITY Daequan Cook ORLANDO Earl Clark, Glen Davis, Jason Richardson, Von Wafer PHILADELPHIA Tony Battie, Spencer Hawes PHOENIX Shannon Brown, Grant Hill, Ronnie Price, Michael Redd, Sebastian Telfair PORTLAND Jamal Crawford, Greg Oden, Craig Smith, Kurt Thomas SACRAMENTO Chuck Hayes, Marcus Thornton SAN ANTONIO T.J. Ford TORONTO Rasual Butler, Anthony Carter, Gary Forbes, Aaron Gray, Jamaal Magloire UTAH Josh Howard, Jamaal Tinsley, Earl Watson WASHINGTON Maurice Evans, Roger Mason, Nick Young PS -- There are also a few restricted free agents who either re-signed with their old teams or saw offer sheets matched since the lockout was lifted that can't be traded until after March 1 because of various restrictions, which apply when the salary in the first year of the new contract is greater than 120 percent of the player's salary in the final season of his previous contract ... and when the player's team is over the salary cap. Under the league's new labor pact these players can't be traded for three months from their signing date or January 15, whichever falls later. Here are some notable names who, because of this rule, are trade-eligible for only a small window in March: DETROIT Jonas Jerebko (tradeable between March 10-15) L.A. CLIPPERS DeAndre Jordan (tradeable March 13-15) MEMPHIS Marc Gasol (tradeable March 13-15) MIAMI Mario Chalmers (tradeable March 10-15) MILWAUKEE Luc Mbah a Moute (tradeable March 11-15) PHILADELPHIA Thaddeus Young (tradeable March 10-15)" -February 10th Weekend Dime bottom of Article

"Ray Felton/Wesley Matthews: The Portland backcourt of the future is back on the bench, replaced by...

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"Ray Felton/Wesley Matthews: The Portland backcourt of the future is back on the bench, replaced by Jamal Crawford and Nicolas Batum. The play of Felton in New York versus now and Jeremy Lin enhances Mike D’Antoni’s standing again. They are not the sort of players you’d get that much for. But they are guys with value who can fill roles with a contending team. Portland’s stuck in a tough spot as a perennial likely first round playoff victim. So you wonder if they’ll look at a shakeup. Chances of Felton or Matthews being traded: 20 percent. Rajon Rondo: The Celtics are playing just bad enough that GM Danny Ainge will not have any problems breaking up his old gang. There’s not much to get for the likes of Kevin Garnett, but Rondo is the guy. Even since they traded Kendrick Perkins you get the sense he’s checked out mentally, if not with his play. More the feeling that the organization doesn’t have his back. There have been Rondo for Pau rumors and I thought they should have tried to trade him for Russell Westbrook. Portland’s got a bunch of young players and is going nowhere, so perhaps something there. His contract is reasonable for an All-Star and long, so he’s desirable. And the Celtics don’t want to be caught in that early 90’s fall without trading someone. Chances of Rondo being traded: 60 percent."

Sam Smith http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/smith_120227.html
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COTF? (W/Poll)

The Trailblazers obviously have a glaring gap at the future center spot that could be remedied this summer or even as soon as the trade deadline. With Greg Oden not even being healthy enough to get...

I'm sure you've all heard the news by now that I'm having a scope on my knee today. Unfortunately...

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I'm sure you've all heard the news by now that I'm having a scope on my knee today. Unfortunately after months of intense rehab and training, the doctors discovered that a scope is necessary at this time. Thankfully this should be a quick recovery and I'll be back to training soon. I'm committed as ever to doing everything and anything to get back on the court and be a part of the team's success. Thanks for all the support, your well-wishes are much-appreciated. Good luck to my teammates this weekend!

Greg Oden's Official Facebook

First-time All-Star candidates

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1. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers Projection: 21.1 pts, 8.6 reb, 2.1 ast per 40 min; 20.76 PER Save for Blake Griffin, no power forward in the game is improving as rapidly as Aldridge. And when considering post moves and 18-foot jump shots, Aldridge is well ahead of Griffin. In fact, the only reason he didn't make the All-Star team last season was due to the glut of talented power forwards in the conference. (The league's leading rebounder, Kevin Love, was named last season as a replacement for Yao Ming.) His turnaround jumper and jump hook are among the best in the game and his length causes a great deal of difficulty for contemporaries Griffin and Love. Winning the head-to-head battle against those two would greatly improve his chances. Who he'd replace: Dirk Nowitzki Why he wouldn't make it: For the same reason he was the odd man out last year: There are simply more quality power forwards out West than there are available All-Star roster spots.

Camby will have a MRI tomorrow. Kurt Thomas gets the start.

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Camby will have a MRI tomorrow. Kurt Thomas gets the start.

Chris Haynes Twitter
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Is Roy a trade chip because of retirement?

Technically Brandon Roy hasn't officially retired yet, right? There seems to only be 2 options.

alridge_12 "@BobbyVanD22 I'm working on it! Portland will have a game next month! Going have the...

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alridge_12 "@BobbyVanD22 I'm working on it! Portland will have a game next month! Going have the date tomorrow. And I got @KDTrey5 and @JCrossover" . Yes that's Jamal Crawford and Kevin Durant supposedly also coming to town.

LaMarcus aldridge Twitter

JORDAN CP 2′QUICK NEW COLORWAYS

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Obviously with only two different colorways-blue and gold and red and black-Jordan brand is already prepared for a trade to the Trailblazers. Too obvious...

Randy Hill: Dreaming up a perfect mix for 2012 Olympics

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Power Forwards "LaMarcus Aldridge: He's neck and neck with Miami's Chris Bosh for this spot. Although the numbers suggest Bosh is a better finisher at the rim, most of those buckets were dunks after defender-drawing penetration from James and Wade. Aldridge is better with his back to the basket and almost as good from mid-range, where flashing into a free-throw-line jumper is an important component in cracking the middle of a zone. Bosh is slightly better from there, but Aldridge isn't bad and is the superior offensive rebounder. Lets face it, Team USA has a lot of chuckers. In Love, Aldridge and the guy from Orlando, Coach K would have three of top four offensive rebounders in the NBA."
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Positives

   The reaction of the trade for Raymond Felton has been full of negativity. Things like "could of got him for less" and "what were they thinking" seem to generalize what many fans as well as the...

"Jazz looking for deals. Would be open to discussing Paul Milsap or Devin Harris."-Chad Ford Chat

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"Jazz looking for deals. Would be open to discussing Paul Milsap or Devin Harris."-Chad Ford Chat

http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/38910

Brandon Jennings Available?

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"The Milwaukee Bucks reportedly would be open to listening to offers for guard Brandon Jennings." Jennings averaged 16.2 points, 4.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in 63 games during the 2010-2011 season while shooting 39% overall and 32.2% from 3 (35.2%career average) at the age of 21.

Minnesota moving #2 pick for Veterans?

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Hoopshype Rumors quoting ESPN Insider-"Minnesota GM David Kahn can breathe a sigh of relief -- we think. With Irving likely off the board, Kahn won't have to put up with all those point guard jokes. Unless, that is, he reaches for Brandon Knight or Kemba Walker here. I think this pick will be a three-way race among Williams, Enes Kanter and Bismack Biyombo. Of the three, Williams has the strongest pedigree and ultimately should be an upgrade over Michael Beasley. But don't be surprised if Kahn trades the pick. I'm already hearing from sources that Minnesota has told people it's very open to moving the second pick. Kahn really wants to add some veteran help to the team." ESPN.com

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Likely Aldridge or Ellis for Player of the Week

Kinda funny how one of two big All-Star snubs will likely be this weeks player of the week leading into the All-Star game. Only 3 western teams are 2-0 this week-Trailblazers, Warriors, and the M...

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Really Barkley?

  Charles Barkley is unboubtedly the dumbest ex-NBA player turned TNT analyst ever. Even after Aldrdge drops 42 and 8 he still hates on him. Oregonlive states on their Trailblazers Links- Charles...

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Time to Panic?(Poll)

  The Trailblazers are only 8-8 and have lost 3 in a row, 4 of the last 6. They are 4th in the Northwest and tied for the 8th seed for now after saying all off-season that their big goal was to win...

Oden's Left Knee Stronger Than Ever?

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"We’re thinking health first and basketball second," Duffy said. "But we also know that he’s optimistic because he had microfracture surgery on the other knee, and that knee is stronger now. He knows that." Could Greg Oden return stronger than ever, with an end to his knee problems?

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Trade Drawer(November 20th)

   I'm sure like myself everybody has some trades in their mind that have been brewing since Roys and Odens knees have scared the crap out of Trailblazer nation. Whether trading Roy and/or Oden is...

Iggy Wants Out to a Winning Team

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Andre Igoudala of the Philadelphia 76ers wants out of the losing cycle and would like to be traded to a winning team. They would want draft piks and expiring contract(s). Andre or Joel with Portlands 1st and New Orleans 1st seems somewhat plausible. Do we want him?

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A Good Bet?

        A few weeks ago I was talking to my dad and I was watching the news and then John Canzano came on. He started to say how the Traiblazers were a team that if they were lucky would get into...

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4 Team Trade After Carmelo's Traded

        The Carmelo trade is imminent and my trade below offers huge immediate cap relief to the Nuggets and ships JR Smith out of town and helps prepare a little for the post Carmelo era.

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4 Team Trade

     My trade proposal after the jump to a.Get John Wall more minutes b. Finally dump Gilbert Arenas and c.Create a large sum of cap space next year to lure free agents.

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Efficient New Team

The Golden State Warriors need to make some drastic changes and I would like to suggest some that could only make this team better.The Warriors need to slow down the pace, become more efficient,...

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Happy Birthday Nate McMillan!

Today is Trailblazers coach and Team USA assistant coach Nate McMillan's 45th birthday. He is widely respected by players and staff across the league and has helped transform this franchise from...

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