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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks.com (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. 

Timestamps for the discussion on each team:

Part One

Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 

2:10

Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 

6:13

Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 

8:58

Charlotte Hornets (45.5 wins)- 

14:35

Chicago Bulls (55.5 wins)- 

16:58

Cleveland Cavaliers (58.5 wins)- 

25:23

Dallas Mavericks (49.5 wins)- 

33:15

Denver Nuggets (40.5 wins)- 

38:36

Detroit Pistons (36.5 wins)- 

43:05

Golden State Warriors (50.5 wins)- 

48:09

Houston Rockets (49.5 wins)- 

54:25

Indiana Pacers (32.5 wins)- 

1:00:46

Los Angeles Clippers (55.5 wins)- 

1:06:32

Los Angeles Lakers (31.5 wins)- 

1:12:07

Memphis Grizzlies (48.5 wins)- 

1:17:25

Miami Heat (43.5 wins)- 

1:21:13

Lightning Round

1:25:43

Click here to listen or download Part 1 

Part Two

Milwaukee Bucks (24.5 wins)- 

1:20

Minnesota Timberwolves (25.5 wins)- 

4:30

New Orleans Pelicans (41.5 wins)- 

9:25

New York Knicks (40.5 wins)- 

14:15

Oklahoma City Thunder (57.5 wins)- 

22:12

Orlando Magic (28.5 wins)- 

28:50

Philadelphia 76ers (15.5 wins)- 

34:52

Phoenix Suns (42.5 wins)- 

40:11

Portland Trail Blazers (48.5 wins)- 

44:01

Sacramento Kings (30.5 wins)- 

46:46

San Antonio Spurs (56.5 wins)- 

49:31

Toronto Raptors (49.5 wins)- 

54:49

Utah Jazz (25.5 wins)- 

58:26

Washington Wizards (49.5 wins)- 

1:01:20

Other bets on the board-

Click here to listen or download Part 2

You can also click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

James Southerland To Be Waived By Blazers, Sign Overseas

The Portland Trail Blazers will waive James Southerland.

Southerland will sign a deal overseas, league sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski.

Southerland spent parts of last season with the then-Charlotte Bobcats and New Orleans Pelicans.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

New TV Deal Unlikely To Impact LaMarcus Aldridge's Free Agency

The NBA's new television deal won't have an impact on whether LaMarcus Aldridge signs a long-term deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a source.

Aldridge's annual salary will pencil in at 30 percent of the Blazers' cap when he signs his deal, no matter how much it is. Afterward, he would receive 7.5 percent increases each year for the length of his deal. 

Aldridge said in July that he planned on signing a max contract with the Blazers next summer.

Via Joe Freeman/Oregonian

RealGM Radio: On The Northwest Division With Strauss, Mason

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) breaks down the Northwest division with Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN (@SherwoodStrauss) and Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak and the New York Times (@BeckleyMason). 

The three work through the offseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets, including the Kevin Love trade, preview the upcoming season and hit on many other NBA topics including OKC's future, the Warriors' situation and locker room dynamics.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

Blazers Exercise Fourth-Year Option On Damian Lillard

The Portland Trail Blazers exercised their fourth-year option on the contract of guard Damian Lillard.

In two seasons, Lillard has averaged 19.9 points (42.7% FG, 38.1% 3-PT, 85.9% FT), 3.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 0.84 steals and 37.2 minutes per game. Only four players in NBA history have more points (3,257) and assists (988) in their first two seasons (O. Robertson, T. Archibald, A Iverson, L. James). Lillard’s 403 3-pointers through his first two seasons are the most in league history. He’s tied for eighth on Portland’s all-time list for 3-pointers (403). Lillard set a franchise record last season for the most 3-pointers made in a single season (218).

Via RealGM Staff Report

NBA Live 15 Picks Damian Lillard As Cover Athlete

EA Sports NBA Live 15 has selected Damian Lillard as its cover athlete.

"I'm so honored and I'm so blessed to be in this position," said Lillard. "I'm so thankful to EA Sports for making me the cover guy. It's been a long time coming. It took a lot of hard work, and it's a dream come true."

Lillard is entering his third NBA season with the Portland Trail Blazers and also signed a major endorsement contract with Adidas this year.

Via Tim Brown/Oregonian

Blazers Sign Darius Morris To Camp Contract

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Darius Morris to a non-guaranteed camp contract.

Morris has played on four NBA teams since being picked in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft.

Morris played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers and Memphis Grizzlies.

Via Joe Freeman/Oregonian

Monroe Explored Sign-And-Trade With Thunder, Blazers, At Least Three Other Clubs

Greg Monroe's agent explored sign-and-trade scenarios with at least five other teams, including the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers.

Monroe and agent David Falk never sought an offer sheet from another team.

Monroe ultimately was forced to sign for the qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons and will become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

Via Michael Lee/Washington Post

Portland Submits Bid For NBA All-Star Game

The Portland Trail Blazers are one of three teams to submit a bid to host the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

"It's going to be the biggest event from a sports perspective hosted in Oregon's history, I think," Blazers' president Chris McGowan said.

The Charlotte Hornets have also submitted a bid, along with a third unnamed team.

Portland recently hosted a hugely succesful MLS All-Star Game.

"This isn't a money-maker for us -- hosting these events actually costs money," McGowan said. "But it's so great for the city of Portland and the region that Paul's completely supportive of it, and obviously, everybody knows how big a fan he is of the NBA. He definitely thinks the fans deserve it, but he would also love to witness a game in his arena and in the city in which he's owned a team for a long time."

Portland supposedly hasn't had enough hotel rooms in the past, but the pending convention center hotel is supposed to help.

Portland has never hosted an NBA All-Star Game.

Via Mike Tokito/Oregonian

Blazers Sign Diante Garrett To Two-Year, Non-Guaranteed Deal

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Diante Garrett to a non-guaranteed two-year deal, according to a source.

The Blazers can control Garrett's rights if he makes the team out of training camp in October.

Garrett played for the Utah Jazz last season.

Via Joe Freeman/The Oregonian

Portland Trail Blazers Archives

James Southerland Signs One-Year, Non-Guaranteed Deal With Blazers

James Southerland has signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Trail Blazers, a league source told RealGM.

Will Barton's 14-15 Contract With Blazers Becomes Guaranteed

Will Barton will make roughy $915,000 next season with the Blazers.

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

The Blazers ultimately decided to sign Chris Kaman to serve as the backup to Robin Lopez at center instead of dealing for Greg Monroe.

Steve Blake Agrees To Deal With Blazers

Steve Blake previously played for the Blazers before a trade to the Clippers.

LaMarcus Aldridge Plans To Sign Extension With Blazers Next Summer

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

Blazers Name Joe Cronin Director Of Player Personnel

Joe Cronin will now manage “all aspects of the NBA Salary Cap.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greg Monroe To Receive Interest From Blazers, Magic, Hawks

The Pistons are amenable to a sign-and-trade deal if Greg Monroe's contract gets too exorbitant.

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

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

Blazers Offer Max Contract Extension To LaMarcus Aldridge

The Blazers offered a three-year, $55.5 million extension to LaMarcus Aldridge.

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.
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