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WATCH: Moves Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey made this year

Moves Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey made this year
Via The Oregonian
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blazers formally sign CJ McCollum to contract extension

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers formally signed guard CJ McCollum to a four-year contract extension Wednesday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team, but a person familiar with it told The Associated Press on Monday that it is worth $106 million. The extension, which takes effect after the upcoming season, will keep McCollum in Portland through the...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who Starts More Games for the Portland Trail Blazers: Allen Crabbe or Evan Turner?

This week's video Q &A starts with the age old question of which $70 million wing player the Portland Trail Blazers should begin games with. Evan Turner is the new guy, Allen Crabbe is the old head. Turner is the vet, Crabbe knows the system. Turner got $70-something million, Crabbe got ... well, you see the conundrum. Who the Portland Trail Blazers start at small forward in...
Via Blazer's Edge
18 hours ago

The Meyers Leonard Effect on the Portland Trail Blazers

How does Meyers Leonard impact the Portland Trail Blazers on both sides of the ball? We take a look at his on/off court impact. To say Meyers Leonard is a polarizing figure among Trail Blazers fan is like stating that water is wet. "He's too soft! He needs a post game and a nasty streak. It's been four years and we still don't know what he can do!" "He's a unicorn sent to us by...
Via Blazer's Edge
22 hours ago

Blazers and forward Harkless agree to four-year deal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a four-year deal with restricted free agent Maurice Harkless. The $40 million deal was first reported by Yahoo Sports. Harkless confirmed it on Twitter, posting: ''4moe' ..... God is so good. Thank you (hashtag) ripcity.'' The Blazers acquired Harkless in a trade with the Orlando Magic and he averaged 6.3 points and...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Portland Trail Blazers Deep Now?

The Blazers added Festus Ezeli and Evan Turner to their own free agents this summer. How does the rotation shake out? Are they finally "deep"? The Blazer's Edge Podcast is on the air! Co-host Dan Marang and I have returned from hiatuses in Las Vegas and around the Pacific Northwest and we're fired up to discuss the latest developments for the Portland Trail Blazers. We go over...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers' summer of spending

From free agent acquisitions Evan Turner and Festus Ezeli to retaining their own restricted free agents Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe and Moe Harkless, as well as reaching an extension with CJ McCollum, the Portland Trail Blazers have had a busy summ
Via The Oregonian
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Fourth In The West In ESPN Summer Forecast

We’re nearing the dog days of the NBA year now that summer league is over and free agency has cooled down. There’s still the release of the 2016-17 regular season schedule, which usually takes place in early to mid August, and the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio will feature a bevy of NBA players from various countries, but other than that, things should be relatively quiet...
Via Forward Center
1 day ago

Tim Quarterman signs partially guaranteed deal with Portland

By CODY WORSHAM Tiger Rag Editor Tim Quarterman has found an NBA home. After going unselected in June’s NBA Draft, Quarterman signed a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, as first reported by The Vertical. According to spotrac.com, Quarterman’s deal is worth $1.4 million, with $543,741 in year one. As to the “partial […]
Via Tiger Rag
1 day ago

Jarron, Jason Collins speak in support of LGBTQ rights at DNC

Golden State Warriors assistant head coach Jarron Collins and his brother Jason spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in support of LGBTQ rights. Jason is perhaps best known as the first active publicly gay athlete in the four major men’s professional sports in the United States. He signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 23, 2014, playing 11 minutes...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: CJ McCollum agrees to max contract with Blazers

CJ McCollum’s wallet just got a lot fatter. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Monday, McCollum has agreed to a four-year, $106 million contract extension with the Portland Trail Blazers. The deal comes with no options and no trade kickers. Portland guard CJ McCollum has reached agreement on a four-year, $106M maximum contract extension, league sources...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers, C.J. McCollum agree to four-year, $106M extension

The Portland Trail Blazers and shooting guard C.J. McCollum have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth the league maximum $106 million, according to Yahoo Sports.McCollum, 24, was a little-used backup in each of his first two NBA seasons but blossomed upon becoming a starter in his third year. The 2013 10th overall pick averaged 20.8 points, 4.3 assists and 3.2 rebounds...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wojnarowski: Trail Blazers, McCollum Agree On Max Contract Extension

After signing center Festus Ezeli, Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey said the team, now “capped out,” was done shopping the market for free agents. But that didn’t mean there wasn’t some business left to attend to, specifically with regards to making sure one of their best players didn’t hit the free agent market next season. According to Adrian...
Via Forward Center
2 days ago

Damian Lillard on ever joining hometown Warriors: ‘Hell no’

Damian Lillard may hail from Oakland, but the potential lure of ever joining a superteam — even one that plays in his hometown — apparently isn’t a tempting one. The Portland Trail Blazers superstar recently was asked on Twitter if he’d ever consider returning home to play alongside the likes of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and company with the Golden State...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers match Nets' $75 million offer sheet for Allen Crabbe

Just a couple hours after retaining restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, the Portland Trail Blazers have made the decision to match the Brooklyn Nets' offer sheet of $75 million for guard Allen Crabbe. The Portland Trail Blazers have matched Allen Crabbe's four-year, $75M offer sheet with Brooklyn, league source tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Damian Lilliard shows love to basketball camper

Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard is amazing on the court, but he showed himself to be even more amazing off it this summer. A mom in Vancouver, Wash., Erica Cassidy, related a story about how Lillard blessed her and her son, who wanted to attend his basketball camp for his birthday. Nice Kicks passed her Facebook message along on Twitter. What it's all about...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers reportedly offering Pau Gasol $20 million per year

The NBA free agency frenzy has slowed down a bit as teams around the league wait for Kevin Durant to make his long-awaited decision. With Durant on the verge of doing just that, the expectation is that things will then pick up again relatively quickly. One name that could soon be off the market soon is former Chicago Bulls big man Pau Gasol, who is reportedly fielding offers from...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading Portland's $70M gamble on Evan Turner

The Portland Trail Blazers were an offseason winner in 2015 with a number of aggressive signings for players still going upwards on their career trajectories. Neil Olshey had a background in player development and that has been a major part of Portland's success during his tenure as general manager. With cap space again this offseason, the Blazers targeted Chandler Parsons at the...
Via RealGM - NBA
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers land Evan Turner on four-year deal, want Pau Gasol

After missing out on two of their top free agent targets in Hassan Whiteside and Chandler Parsons, the Portland Trail Blazers front office appears to be going rogue. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday, the Blazers have agreed to a four-year, $70 million deal with former No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner. To clarify on Turner to Blazers deal: Turner...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers planning to pursue Dwight Howard

The Portland Trail Blazers reportedly have Dwight Howard on their shopping list. According to CSN Northwest’s Jason Quick, the Blazers intend to pursue Howard in free agency to go along with Chandler Parsons. A person with knowledge of the Blazers' plans says their intention is to go after both Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard. — Jason Quick (@jwquick) July 1, 2016 The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard releases new rap single

Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard is spending his time in the offseason in the studio, rather than the gym, for now. He’s been hard at work and just released a new track. Dame D.O.L.L.A, as he goes by, just dropped his new single. It’s called “Ready for it,” so are you ready? Check it out below. This is the first track I’ve heard Dame spit on, and was happily...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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