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Blazers Sign Norvel Pelle, Isaiah Miller To Training Camp Deals

Aug 4, 2022 1:04 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Norvel Pelle and Isaiah Miller to training camp deals on Wednesday.

Pelle played three games for the Jazz last season.

Miller averaged 12.7 points and 3.2 assists for the Timberwolves' G League team this past year. 

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Jared Rhoden, Blazers Agree To One-Year Deal

Aug 2, 2022 9:52 PM

Jared Rhoden has agreed to a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Rhoden, who went undrafted out of Seton Hall, will have a chance to compete for a roster spot in camp.

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Shaedon Sharpe Will Not Need Shoulder Surgery, Expected To Be Ready By Training Camp

Jul 20, 2022 11:26 PM

Shaedon Sharpe will not need surgery for a small labral tear in his left shoulder, the Portland Trail Blazers announced on Wednesday.

Sharpe suffered the injury in his first game at summer league.

The rookie is expected to make a full recovery by training camp. 

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Blazers Win Summer League Championship, Trendon Watford Named Championship MVP

Jul 17, 2022 6:56 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the New York Knicks to win the Las Vegas Summer League Championship. Blazers forward Trendon Watford was named MVP of the Championship Game. Overall Summer League MVP will be named on Monday.

Portland defeated New York 85-77 to win the title. Watford had 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals in the title game.

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Shaedon Sharpe Out For Summer League With Labral Tear In Left Shoulder

Jul 9, 2022 11:24 PM

An MRI taken on Friday revealed Trail Blazers guard Shaedon Sharpe with a small labral tear in his left shoulder.

Sharpe will begin immediate rest and rehabilitation. He will miss the remainder of Summer League and will be reevaluated in 10-14 days.

The injury occurred during Portland’s Summer League game against Detroit on Thursday, July 7.

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Damian Lillard, Blazers Agree To Two-Year, $120M Extension

Jul 8, 2022 7:21 PM

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a two-year, $120 million extension.

Lillard now has five seasons and nearly $270 million on his current contract.

Lillard will earn $63 million in 2027.

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Shaedon Sharpe Suffers Shoulder Injury, MRI Expected

Jul 8, 2022 7:49 AM

After just over five minutes of his Summer League debut, Shaedon Sharpe of the Portland Trail Blazers suffered a left shoulder injury. Sharpe is expected to undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. His status for the remainder of Summer League is unknown at this point.

Sharpe had hit 1-of-3 from the field for two points prior to the injury. The Candian born wing was drafted seventh overall out of Kentucky by the Blazers at the 2022 NBA Draft.

Sharpe did not appear in a game in college, due to some questions about his eligibility. Scouts who saw him play on the high school level and in practices and workouts were intrigued by his offensive abilities. That, in part, led to him being drafted in the top half of the lottery.

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Blazers Set To Waive Eric Bledsoe

Jul 6, 2022 11:51 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers will waive Eric Bledsoe ahead of his approaching guarantee date.

Bledsoe is expected to receive interest from a number of teams once he clears waivers.

Bledsoe is coming off a four-year, $70 million extension signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in March of 2019 ahead of his free agency. The Bucks traded Bledsoe to the New Orleans Pelicans in 2020 as part of the Jrue Holiday trade. Bledsoe was subsequently traded to the Los Angeles Clippers and then to the Blazers. 

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Pelicans Interested In Signing CJ McCollum, Larry Nance Jr. To Extensions

Jul 6, 2022 10:19 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans have interest in signing CJ McCollum and Larry Nance Jr. to contract extensions. The Pelicans acquired both players from the Portland Trail Blazers in February, which helped turn around their season and become a playoff team.

"It sounds like CJ McCollum is having some contract extension talks with the Pelicans," said Brian Windhorst. "I'm not sure when he can actually sign that, Andrew. I know he signed his last contract extension in 2019."

"I believe it is next month when they can start talking about that," said Andrew Lopez. "I know it's before the season..."

"Maybe they haven't 'talked', but I heard they 'talked', don't tell anybody," replied Windhorst in a hushed voice.

McCollum signed a three-year, $100 million contract extension in 2019.

"I think the Pelicans are also interested in extending Larry Nance's contract," added Windhorst. "We'll see if that gets done."

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Jody Allen Releases Statement Blazers Under No 'Pre-Ordained Timeline' To Be Sold

Jul 5, 2022 2:47 PM

Jody Allen released a statement on the future of the Portland Trail Blazers amid reports that a sale of the franchise is imminent. The estate of Paul Allen has stipulated that the Blazers must be sold at some point.

"As chair of both the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks, my long-term focus is building championship teams that our communities are proud of. Like my brother Paul, I trust and expect our leaders and coaches to build winning teams that deliver results on and off the court and field.

"As we've stated before, neither of the teams is for sale and there are no discussions happening.

"A time will come when that changes given Paul's plans to dedicate the vast majority of his wealth to philanthropy, but estates of this size and complexity can take 10 to 20 years to wind down. There is no pre-ordained timeline by which the teams must be sold.

"Until then, my focus - and that of our teams - is on winning."

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Blazers Need Strong Offseason To Persuade Damian Lillard To Sign Extension

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Drew Eubanks, Blazers Agree To One-Year Deal

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Jusuf Nurkic, Blazers Agree To Four-Year, $70M Deal

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Blazers Finalizing Three-Year, $28M Deal With Gary Payton II

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Anfernee Simons, Blazers Agree To Four-Year, $100M Deal

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Blazers To Offer Two-Year, $100M-Plus Extension To Damian Lillard

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Josh Hart's $12.96M Contract Becomes Fully Guaranteed With Blazers

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Sixers Trying To Trade For Eric Gordon

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Blazers Offering No. 7 To Raptors For OG Anunoby

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Blazers Acquire Jerami Grant From Pistons For 2025 First Round Pick Via Bucks

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Blazers 'Prioritizing' OG Anunoby, Lu Dort Over Deandre Ayton

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Hawks Have Discussed Trading With Blazers For 7th Pick

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Damian Lillard Would Like Blazers To Acquire Deandre Ayton Or OG Anunoby

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Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine Are Potential Portland Targets

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Hawks Reportedly Interested In Trading For Jerami Grant

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Blazers Interested In Miles Bridges, John Collins

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Phil Knight, Alan Smolinisky Make $2 Billion-Plus Offer To Buy Blazers

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Blazers Likely To Guarantee $12.9M Due To Josh Hart

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Jazz, Blazers Interested In Trading For OG Anunoby

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Blazers Hire Sergi Olivia As Assistant GM

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