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Blazers Previously Had Serious Sign-And-Trade Talks For Greg Monroe

The Portland Trail Blazers and Detroit Pistons had serious sign-and-trade discussions earlier this month centered on Greg Monroe.

Monroe remains a restricted free agent and many have speculated that the Pistons will be unable to keep both he and Josh Smith.

The Blazers ultimately decided to sign Chris Kaman to serve as the backup to Robin Lopez at center.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Steve Blake Agrees To Deal With Blazers

Steve Blake and the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed upon a contract for the bi-annual exception.

Blake previously played for the Blazers before a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2010.

Blake was most recently with the Golden State Warriors.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

LaMarcus Aldridge Plans To Sign Extension With Blazers Next Summer

LaMarcus Aldridge will not sign a contract extension with the Portland Trail Blazers this offseason, but he plans to do so next summer.

Aldridge said he believes it will make more financial sense for him to wait until next summer when he can sign a five-year, $108 million deal.

"I'm happy to stay (in Portland), happy to be here, happy with the direction the team has gone the last year or 2," Aldridge said. "But I just want to get a 5-year deal. I feel like that’s the best decision on my part."

Aldridge added he wants to finish his career with the Blazers.

"I want to be the best Blazer. Ever."

Via Joe Freeman/The Oregonian

Blazers Name Joe Cronin Director Of Player Personnel

Joe Cronin has been named Director of Player Personnel of the Portland Trail Blazers.

“Joe possesses a unique skill set that is critical to the success of our organization,” said Olshey in a release from the team.  “His expertise and contributions in multiple areas make him an invaluable member of our front office staff.”

Cronin will now manage “all aspects of the NBA Salary Cap.” Cronin will also be involved in NBA draft preparation and scouting in free agency and trades, according to the Blazers.

Via Erik Gundersen/The Columbian

Chris Kaman Agrees Upon Two-Year, $10M Contract With Blazers

Chris Kaman has agreed upon a two-year, $10 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.

The second season of Kaman's contract is partially guaranteed.

Kaman played last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Hawes Drawing Interest From Blazers, Clippers, Rockets, Mavericks, Cavaliers

Spencer Hawes has become a popular target since free agency kicked off Monday night.

Hawes is drawing interest from the Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are also interested in re-signing Hawes, who they acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers in February.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Paul Pierce Receives Interest From Clippers, Grizzlies, Bulls, Mavs, Rockets

The Los Angeles Clippers believe they have a legitimate shot of signing Paul Pierce following Jason Kidd's move to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Pierce was traded from the Boston Celtics to Brooklyn Nets last offseason and palye for Doc Rivers for several seasons.

Pierce has also heard from the Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Greg Monroe To Receive Interest From Blazers, Magic, Hawks

The Detroit Pistons would like to re-sign Greg Monroe, who is a restricted free agent.

But the Pistons are amenable to a sign-and-trade deal if his contract gets too exorbitant.

The Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks are expected to be interested in Monroe in free agency.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Vince Carter To Receive Interest From Raptors, Thunder, Heat, Blazers

The Dallas Mavericks and Vince Carter have a strong mutual interest to agree upon a new contract, but he is also expected to receive interest from the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors.

Carter averaged 11.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 24.4 minutes per game last season despite being 37.

Via Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Blazers Offer Max Contract Extension To LaMarcus Aldridge

The Portland Trail Blazers have presented LaMarcus Aldridge with a maximum contract extension.

Paul Allen and Neil Olshey met with Wasserman Media Group agents Thad Foucher and Arn Tellem to lay out the max contract extension scenarios available to Aldridge and reaffirm the franchise's desire to secure him for the long term, league sources said.

The Blazers offered a three-year, $55.5 million extension this summer, though it is not in Aldridge's best interest to accept it.

The Blazers are determined to keep Aldridge on a five-year, $108 million extension that he can sign upon reaching free agency next summer.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Portland Trail Blazers Archives

LeBron, Durant, Noah, Paul, Harden Headline All-NBA Teams

Joakim Noah was named to his first All-NBA First Team.

Batum To Participate In FIBA World Cup For France

Nicolas Batum and France won the European Championship last summer.

Blazers Part Ways With NBA Director Of Scouting Mike Born

Mike Born was hired by the Blazers as a scout in 2004 and received a promotion in 2007 from Kevin Pritchard.

Olshey: LaMarcus Aldridge Is Blazers' No. 1 Priority

LaMarcus Aldridge had the best year of his NBA career this season.

Mo Williams To Opt Out Of 14-15 Season On Contract

Mo Williams said he is searching for a multi-year contract.

Terry Stotts, Blazers Near Deal On Contract Extension

The Blazers hold an option on the third and final season of Terry Stotts' contract for 14-15, but that will likely be torn up with a new deal.

Mo Williams Likely To Miss Game 3 With Groin Injury

Mo Williams is bothered by a groin injury.

Blazers Discover Snake In Locker Room Before Game 2

The snake was inside the locker of Thomas Robinson.

Top-5 Playoff PER: Aldridge, LeBron, Troy Daniels, Gibson, Dwight

LaMarcus Aldridge has the top Player Efficiency Rating through the first four games of the 2014 NBA Playoffs with a mark of 34.0.

NBA Admits Referees Should Have Awarded Howard Two Free Throws On Late Boxout With Freeland

The NBA acknowledged the officials missed a late call in the Blazers' 122-120 overtime win over the Rockets in Game 1.

Ties Broken For 2014 NBA Draft Selection Order

The Jazz won an important tiebreaker over the Celtics.

RealGM Radio: Mega NBA Playoffs Preview

Daniel Leroux previews the NBA Playoffs with Beckley Mason, Nate Duncan, Shams Charania and Arturo Galletti.

Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

Damian Lillard Signs 3rd Richest Shoe Deal In NBA

Damian Lillard's new deal with Adidas is beat only by ones signed by Derrick Rose and LeBron James.

Joel Freeland Goes Through 'Contact' Practice, Close To Return

Joel Freeland has missed the past 26 games for the Blazers with a sprained MCL in his right knee.

Lillard Close To New Deal With Adidas

Damian Lillard was able to renegotiate his adidas contract due to hitting certain performance incentives.

Aldridge To Play For First Time In Seven Games

LaMarcus Aldridge was out with a back injury suffered during a nasty fall on March 12.

Blazers Reassign Allen Crabbe To Idaho

This marks Allen Crabbe's second assignment to the D-League.

Blazers Recall Allen Crabbe From Idaho

Allen Crabbe has played 12 games for the Blazers this season.

LaMarcus Aldridge To Miss Two Games With Lower Back Contusion

LaMarcus Aldridge will miss two games and then be re-evaluated after suffering a lower back contusion.
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