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  • last login Feb 17, 2014
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TrueHoop TV: Rockets and Blazers Standouts

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David Thorpe and Kevin Arnovitz discuss some of the prospects from the Rockets-Blazers game. Thorpe continues to rave about Lillard, also touches on Leonard (conversation centring around whether he was a 'stiff') and finishes with more praise for Nolan Smith.

Thorpe: Blazers G Damian Lillard Has "Perfect Body" For NBA PG

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David Thorpe of ESPN.com writes that Portland Trail Blazers rookie point guard Damian Lillard is looking good through two games of Las Vegas Summer League action. ---------------------------------- One glance at Lillard tells us he has the perfect body and build to play point guard in the NBA. One long look at his game tells the rest of the story, and it's one that should get Blazers fans excited. Physically, he bears a strong resemblance to Derrick Rose -- slightly less powerful but still strong and long. And like Rose, he reminds me of a tailback in football when he has the ball, darting through traffic while lowering his hips to help absorb contact without breaking stride. This also enables him to change directions quickly, which is why he has no trouble getting by most of his defenders. ... He may not ever be Rose as a pure scorer, but he has better vision and instiincts as a passer. With the right work ethic and coach, he's fully capable of being an upper-echelon NBA point guard, and possibly an All-Star. ---------------------------------- ed: text edited, bumped to front page

PGOTP and potential PGOTF(?) Patty Mills highlight video from last season. Patty has a player...

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PGOTP and potential PGOTF(?) Patty Mills highlight video from last season. Patty has a player option with the spurs but may decide to test the market after finishing last season strongly. Mills would present an upgrade over the Blazer point guards from last season.

Remember Patty Mills?

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Led the spurs in scoring with 20 points in 20 minutes in blow out win over the Cavs. Who ever knew that the kid could play?

Nice video of Blazers/Utah game from Oregonlive.com featuring Joe...

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Nice video of Blazers/Utah game from Oregonlive.com featuring Joe Freeman. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ It's really nicely shot, and gives a different perspective to highlights you would normally see on NBA.com- it's almost as if you're watching it from on the floor with the players. It looks like Oregonlive has really stepped up with it's video, would love to see something similar happen from BEdge sometime in the near future.

Blazers G Patty Mills Leaves Melbourne Tigers For Xinjiang Flying Tigers

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The Melbourne Tigers announced on Sunday that Portland Trail Blazers guard Patty Mills, who signed to play for the Australian National Basketball League club back in August, has been released so that he can sign with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. -------------------------- The Melbourne Tigers Basketball Club has released star point guard Patty Mills from his NBL playing contract effective immediately, allowing him to sign with Chinese club Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers. ... "Patty has been great both on and off the court in his time here and despite the fact that it is disappointing to see him depart hopefully we will see him back in the future", McPeake added. Given the fact that the Tigers recruited Mills knowing the current NBA lockout may end and he may return to the US at any stage during the season the club is well prepared for the loss of Mills mid season. The contingency plans for Mills departure have already been implemented and the search for the most appropriate replacement player to join the squad has begun, however, a final decision will not be rushed into. -------------------------- Grantley Bernard of the Melbourne Herald Sun reports that the offer is in the $1 million neighborhood. -------------------------- It is believed the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, having lost an import to injury on the eve of the season, tabled an offer of about $1 million to sign Mills and Melbourne felt it would be unfair to keep him in the NBL on a fraction of the money. ''We have agreed to release him immediately,'' Tigers majority owner Seamus McPeake said. ''The offer is more than our salary cap ($1 million per team) and we couldn't stop him from taking it. He wouldn't make that money here in 10 years.'' -------------------------- Roy Ward of the Sydney Morning Herald reports that the offer is worth $1.5 million. Mills posted the following messages on his Twitter account. -------------------------- Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that I got an unbelievable opportunity to play in China. Just want to thank all the basketball fans in Australia for their support while I've been here. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! I want to thank everyone involved with the Tigers including my teammates, the ownership & all you fans for making this an awesome experience. I certainly look forward to supporting the team from China over the coming months. Keep the hard work up! -------------------------- Mills will join free agent forward Kenyon Martin (most recently of the Denver Nuggets) on the Flying Tigers roster. Marc Stein of ESPN.com reported on Friday that the team was pursuing free agent guard J.J. Barea (most recently of the Dallas Mavericks) and free agent guard Jamal Crawford (most recently of the Atlanta Hawks) after former NBA guard Quincy Douby suffered a long-term injury. Stein reported that if Barea and Crawford were to have signed, they would have been committing themselves to the club through March, when the Chinese season concludes. Bernard also writes: "Xinjiang has reportedly insisted any signings commit to the entire Chinese season and not return to the NBA once the lockout is over." It sounds like Mills has committed himself to Xinjiang through March without a formal NBA opt-out clause. Update: Sportando.net reports: "Patty Mills' contract in CBA with Xinjiang is non-guaranteed. He can be replaced anytime if the NBA is cancelled and they find someone better. Patty Mills will stay in China as long as the Chinese team want him." ed: edited, bumped to front page

NBA Jam: on fire edition

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The Portland lineup features Roy, Aldridge, Oden, Wallace and Felton. It also has Clyde Drexler and Bill Walton as unlockable players, plus you can play as Blaze (the mascot)! Get excited Portland!

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Does the writer from Portland Roundball Society read BEdge fan posts?

First, merry Christmas. Second, I noticed that the amazingly talented writers at Portland Roundball Society conjured up an amazingly inspired article about future names for our beloved Blazers,...

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Poll: NBA 2K11 or NBA Elite (now featuring NBA Jam)

The two major players in basketball games have upped the ante for their forthcoming releases (available October 5 in a store near you!), the incumbent king, 2K11 will be sporting Michael "Air"...

Brandon Roy is pretty good - so say the stats

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I was looking at Basketball-Reference.com and saw this, and I was surprised at how good Brandon Roy really is offensively. Other Blazers to make the list - Miller, Oden and Camby. On a bad note - Jason Richardson had some of the best offensive games of the year against the Blazers in the playoffs...

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