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Blazers Offer Four-Year, $96M Max Contract To Chandler Parsons

Jul 1, 2016 1:00 AM

Chandler Parsons has received a four-year max contract offer from the Portland Trail Blazers, which would be worth $96 million.

Parsons will also meet with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Parsons has already moved on from the Dallas Mavericks after two seasons with the team.

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Kings Interested In Dion Waiters, Allen Crabbe

Jul 1, 2016 12:26 AM

Dion Waiters and the Sacramento Kings are gaining traction on a contract.

Waiters is a restricted free agent, which gives the Oklahoma City Thunder matching rights.

Allen Crabbe is another player the Kings are interested in at the shooting guard position.

The Kings traded away Marco Belinelli this offseason and also don't appear confident in Ben McLemore at shooting guard.

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Tags: Dion Waiters, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers, Knicks, Blazers Interested In Austin Rivers

Jul 1, 2016 12:06 AM

Austin Rivers met with officials from the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday in Orlando.

Rivers is expected to also meet with the New York Knicks and possibly the Portland Trail Blazers.

Rivers has emerged as a solid rotation guard during his time with the Clippers.

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Dwight Howard Seeking Starting Salary Of $24M On Open Market

Jun 30, 2016 11:08 PM

Dwight Howard is seeking a contract starting at $24 million per season.

Howard is expected to conduct his meetings in his hometown of Atlanta with the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics securing the first meetings.

The Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets are also interested in Howard.

Howard declined his $23.2 million player option for 16-17 with the Houston Rockets to become a free agent.

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pistons, Wizards, Bulls, Lakers, Mavs Interested In Maurice Harkless

Jun 30, 2016 8:26 PM

Moe Harkless is receiving interest from the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks.

Harkless is a restricted free agent, which gives the Portland Trail Blazers the right to match.

The Blazers acquired Harkless from the Orlando Magic last offseason and he has value as a combo forward.

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Hassan Whiteside To Meet With Heat, Mavs, Blazers In New York

Jun 30, 2016 4:52 PM

Hassan Whiteside will hold three meetings in New York as he explores his free agency options.

Whiteside will meet with the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers.

Whiteside reportedly will not meet with the Los Angeles Lakers.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Mavericks are emerging as frontrunners to sign Whiteside with the incumbent Heat losing ground.

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Tags: Hassan Whiteside, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rockets, Blazers Interested In Dwight Howard

Jun 29, 2016 7:51 PM

The Houston Rockets have interest in re-signing Dwight Howard on a non-maximum contract.

Howard opted out of his contract with the Rockets and hasn't been expected back as his previous stint with Mike D'Antoni was contemptuous. 

The Portland Trail Blazers also have interest in Howard on a short-term deal, while he's scheduled to meet with the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics.

Howard has interest in signing with the New York Knicks, though it is unclear how much interest Phil Jackson has in the notion.

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Tags: Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets, Kings, 76ers Interested In Allen Crabbe

Jun 29, 2016 1:02 AM

Allen Crabbe is expected to receive interest in free agency from the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings.

The Portland Trail Blazers own Crabbe's matching rights and they are interested in re-signing him.

Crabbe was the 31st overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Cal.

Crabbe had a breakout 15-16 season, scoring 14.2 points per 36 minutes with a True Shooting Percentage of .572 in 26.0 minutes per game.

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Blazers Hire Kevin Calabro As TV Play-By-Play Announcer

Jun 17, 2016 11:40 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers have hired Kevin Calabro to replace Mike Barrett as their new television play-by-play announcer.

Calabro was previously the longtime voice of the Seattle SuperSonics.

“People shouldn’t have any misgivings about me being a Sonics guy coming down there,” said Calabro prior to calling Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals. “The Sonics have moved on, I’ve moved on, it’s a new chapter and I’m excited to get going.”

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RealGM Radio: Blazers With Erik Gundersen

Jun 3, 2016 6:28 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Erik Gundersen of The Columbian (@blazerbanter) preview the Portland Trail Blazers’ offseason, including their biggest need (1:06), their restricted free agents (9:18), free agent big men (17:54), Damian Lillard’s Rose Rule implications (38:42), defining success moving forward (45:37) and much more.

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Damian Lillard Qualifies For Rose Rule But Doesn't Take Full 30 Percent
Damian Lillard will earn approximately $12.4 million less over his five-year extension by agreeing to take just 27.5 percent.

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Blazers Request Permission To Interview Stephen Silas
Stephen Silas is a candidate for the head coaching job of the Rockets as well as the top assistant job of the Warriors.

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Warriors To Interview Blazers' Assistant Nate Tibbetts
Nate Tibbetts has been an assistant with the Blazers since 2013 under Terry Stotts.

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Nate Tibbetts Interviews With Grizzlies
Nate Tibbetts is an assistant coach with the Blazers and was previously with the Cavaliers.

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Terry Stotts, Blazers Agree Three-Year Upon Extension
The Blazers owned a team option on Terry Stotts' contract.

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Grizzlies Receive Permission To Interview Nate Tibbetts
Nate Tibbetts has been an assistant coach with the Cavs and Blazers.

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Blazers To Open Extension Talks With Terry Stotts
Terry Stotts finished a close second to Steve Kerr in the NBA's coach of the year vote.

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Draymond Green: Of Course I Think Blazers Are Done
Draymond Green said he trusts his teammates to close the series out.

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Blazers Hope Damian Lillard, Culture Of Franchise Attract Free Agents
Damian Lillard hopes free agents sign with the Blazers for what they see and not from what they hear during a recruitment.

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Steve Kerr Compares Damian Lillard To Steph Curry
Damian Lillard had 40 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in the Blazers' Game 3 win over the Warriors.

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Blazers Have Yet To Pick Up 16-17 Option On Terry Stotts
Terry Stotts and the Blazers have yet to discuss the possibility of an extension.

Sam Amick/USA Today

C.J. McCollum Named NBA's Most Improved Player
C.J. McCollum has been named the NBA's Most Improved Player, receiving 101 first place votes and 559 points.

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Damian Lillard Credits Extra Time Blazers Spent Forming Bonds For Current Success
The Blazers are one of the NBA's biggest success stories this season with their surprisingly competitive team despite losing LaMarcus Aldridge in the offseason.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Meyers Leonard Out For Season, Will Undergo Shoulder Surgery
A prognosis on Meyers Leonard's return will be made following the procedure.

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C.J. McCollum Enjoying Possible MIP Season Finally Getting Consistent Minutes
C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.7 points and 4.1 assists per game this season as he's having a breakout year with increased minutes.

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Blazers Pursued Trade With Bucks For Greg Monroe Before Deadline
The Blazers could explore a trade for Greg Monroe again in the offseason with the assets of their first round pick, a young player on a good contract and cap space.

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Warriors Considering Pursuing Anderson Varejao
Anderson Varejao was traded at the deadline by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Blazers.

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Blazers Acquire Brian Roberts, 2nd Rounder From Heat
The Blazers will use their cap space to absorb Brian Roberts and the Heat save on salary and the luxury tax.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Cavs Trade Anderson Varejao To Blazers In Deal With Magic For Channing Frye
Anderson Varejao will be part of the trade, ending up with the Blazers.

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Damian Lillard Added To USA Basketball Roster Pool
Damian Lillard played in two exhibition games during the 2014 USA National Team Tour.

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