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Festus Ezeli Out Six Weeks Following Injection In Left Knee

Aug 23, 2016 5:21 PM

Festus Ezeli had his left knee injected with a bone marrow aspirate concentrate and Orthovisc today in Chicago.

The injection, performed by Dr. Brian Cole, is intended to alleviate pain and improve function.

Ezeli will be sidelined for six weeks.

Ezeli agreed to a two-year, $14.7 million deal with the Blazers this offseason.

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Grant Jerrett, Blazers Agree To Camp Deal

Aug 16, 2016 11:56 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a camp deal with Grant Jerrett.

Jerrett last played in the NBA during the 14-15 season with the Jazz.

Jerrett spent one season at Arizona before declaring for the draft.

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Blazers Collaborate With Stumptown On Special Coffee Blend

Aug 15, 2016 8:22 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers are working with Stumptown Coffee on a special Rip-City inspired blend.

Stumptown was founded in 1999 in Portland and was acquired in 2015 by Peet's Coffee.

Terry Stotts visited the Stumptown lab on Monday as they worked on the blend.

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Neil Olshey: Blazers Prefer Favorable Contracts Over Cap Space

Aug 4, 2016 11:21 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers entered the 2016 offseason with substantial cap space and are now a capped-out team.

The Blazers re-signed Allen Crabbe, Meyers Leonard and Moe Harkless, extended C.J. McCollum and also signed Evan Turner as a free agent.

"Good players on favorable contracts are more valuable to us than cap room," Neil Olshey said. "Especially in an era where all 30 teams have cap room -- or the ability to get it." The Blazers don't have as much time to wait as you might think; Lillard and McCollum are 26 and 24, squarely in their primes. "With our interest in extending C.J., we weren't going to be a cap room team next year, anyway," Olshey said.

"We are probably not going to make the quantum leap the salaries might indicate," said Terry Stotts. "As a coach, you take the money out of it. We just want to grow."

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Maurice Harkless Agrees To Four-Year, $40M Deal With Blazers

Jul 26, 2016 5:55 PM

Moe Harkless has agreed upon a four-year, $40 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Harkless’ deal will be fully guaranteed with no options, but it could reach $42 million with incentives, sources said.

Harkless was a restricted free agent with the Blazers coming off averages of 6.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

The Blazers now have Harkless, Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Allen Crabbe and Meyers Leonard signed to long-term deals.

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Blazers Sign Tim Quarterman To Camp Deal

Jul 25, 2016 3:32 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Tim Quarterman to a partially-guaranteed training camp contract.

Undrafted out of LSU, Quarterman (6-6, 187) posted averages of 11.2 points (41.5% FG, 34.3% 3PT, 63.2% FT), 4.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 0.97 steals in 33 games (27 starts) his junior 2015-16 season.

Quarterman, 21, played three seasons for the Tigers, averaging 8.4 points (39.7% FG, 31.0% 3PT, 66.0% FT), 3.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.04 steals in 98 games (43 starts).

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C.J. McCollum Agrees Upon Four-Year, $106M Max Extension With Blazers

Jul 25, 2016 1:18 PM

C.J. McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed upon a four-year, $106 million maximum contract extension.

The deal contains no options or trade kickers for McCollum.

The Blazers were not going to be a factor in the 2017 offseason with cap space.

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Maurice Harkless, Blazers Remain In Contract Stalemate

Jul 19, 2016 7:48 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers and Maurice Harkless remain in a contract stalemate as the two sides are "not any closer" to reaching a deal.

Harkless' agent, Happy Walters, says several teams have reached out to him with interest.

Harkless is a restricted free agent after being given a $4 million qualifying offer.

"He's in no rush,'' to make a decision, Walters said. 

Harkless started the final 11 games at small forward, when the Blazers went 8-3. He then became a central figure in the playoffs, when he averaged 11.0 points and 5.1 rebounds.

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Blazers Match Allen Crabbe's Four-Year, $75M Deal With Nets

Jul 10, 2016 5:08 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have matched the four-year, $75 million offer sheet Allen Crabbe signed with the Brooklyn Nets.

Crabbe was a restricted free agent, which gave the Blazers the right to match.

With bonuses, Crabbe's deal he signed with the Nets could reach $83 million. Crabbe's deal includes a player option in Year 4 and a trade kicker.

Crabbe was promised a spot in the Nets' starting lineup.

Crabbe averaged 10.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 26.0 minutes per game while shooting 39.3 percent on three-pointers.

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Meyers Leonard, Blazers Agree To Four-Year, $41M Deal

Jul 10, 2016 3:25 PM

Meyers Leonard has agreed upon a four-year, $41 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Leonard was in restricted free agency.

Leonard averaged 8.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in 21.9 minutes per game last season for Portland. Leonard shot 37.7 percent from three.

Leonard rejected a four-year, $40 million extension offer last offseason.

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Allen Crabbe, Nets Agree Upon Four-Year, $75M Deal
With bonuses, Allen Crabbe's deal could reach $83 million.

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Festus Ezeli, Blazers Agree To Two-Year, $14.7M Deal
Festus Ezeli has agreed to a two-year deal with the Blazers.

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Festus Ezeli Meeting With Blazers In Portland
Festus Ezeli began the offseason as a restricted free agent but the Warriors rescinded their qualifying offer to him once Kevin Durant committed to sign.

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Blazers, Magic Finalizing Shabazz Napier Trade
Shabazz Napier figured to be Orlando's fourth point guard this season.

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Gerald Henderson, 76ers Agree Upon Two-Year, $18M Deal
Gerald Henderson played last season for the Blazers following his trade from the Hornets.

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Report Of Allen Crabbe Agreeing Upon Four-Year, $70M Deal With Nets Refuted
The Blazers reportedly will not match the offer sheet for Allen Crabbe.

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Pau Gasol Receiving Offers In $18M-$22M Per Year Range
Pau Gasol has received interest from the Raptors, Blazers, Bulls, Timberwolves and Spurs amongst others.

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Raptors, Wolves, Blazers, Spurs Interested In Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol could elect to wait until after Kevin Durant makes his free agent decision before moving forward with his own choice.

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Wizards, Spurs, Wolves, Hornets, Blazers, Mavs, Magic In Mix For Ian Mahinmi
Ian Mahinmi had a breakout season for the Pacers in 15-16.

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Matthew Dellavedova Agrees Upon Four-Year, $38M Deal With Bucks
Matthew Dellavedova would fit in nicely beside Giannis Antetokounmpo since he can play without the ball.

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Blazers Make Aggressive Offer To Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol is seeking the chance to start and has always appeared to prefer to live in a culturally rich city.

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Evan Turner, Blazers Agree Upon Four-Year, $70M Deal
Evan Turner has agreed upon a four-year, $75 million deal with the Blazers.

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Blazers Hope To Sign Both Chandler Parsons, Dwight Howard
The Blazers could create enough space to sign both players.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Blazers Offer Four-Year, $96M Max Contract To Chandler Parsons
Chandler Parsons has already moved on from the Mavericks after two seasons with the team.

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Kings Interested In Dion Waiters, Allen Crabbe
Dion Waiters and the Kings are gaining traction on a contract.

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Clippers, Knicks, Blazers Interested In Austin Rivers
Austin 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
Dwight Howard declined his $23.2 million player option for 16-17 with the Rockets to become a free agent.

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Pistons, Wizards, Bulls, Lakers, Mavs Interested In Maurice Harkless
Moe Harkless is a restricted free agent, which gives the Blazers the right to match.

Alex Kennedy/Basketball Insiders

Hassan Whiteside To Meet With Heat, Mavs, Blazers In New York
Hassan Whiteside reportedly will not meet with the Lakers.

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Rockets, Blazers Interested In Dwight Howard
The Rockets have interest in re-signing Dwight Howard on a non-maximum contract.

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