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Blazers Sign Jersey Sponsorship Deal With Biofreeze

Sep 19, 2018 4:42 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a jersey sponsorship deal with Biofreeze, which is owned by Performance Health.

The patch features the Biofreeze wordmark with five underlining dots. The wordmark is black with green dots on the white and black jerseys, while patch on the red jerseys are all white.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Damian Lillard has also signed an endorsement deal with Biofreeze.

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Damian Lillard Would Like To Remain With Blazers For Entire Career

Sep 7, 2018 12:59 PM

Damian Lillard won't be a free agent until 2021 and would like to remain with the Portland Trail Blazers for his entire career.

“That would be an honor to be a lifetime Blazer,” Lillard told The Athletic at the NBA 2K launch in New York. “Not a lot of guys get to play for one organization for their entire career. Obviously, I love playing for the Blazers. I love living in the city. I feel like I’ve established a connection with the people and the culture of the city just as much as I’ve done on the basketball court, so that’s important. But, as we know, it’s a business and a lot of times organizations have other plans, and sometimes players change their stance on that. But to be a lifetime Blazer, that would be great. I’m all on board for it.”

Lillard has been the subject of trade rumors on the fringes of the NBA world this offseason with the Los Angeles Lakers linked.

Lillard is eligible for a supermax extension in 2019.

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Tags: Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chinanu Onuaku, Cam Oliver, Gary Payton II Agree To Camp Deals With Blazers

Sep 3, 2018 2:39 PM

Chinanu Onuaku, Cam Oliver and Gary Payton II have agreed to training camp deals with the Portland Trail Blazers.

All three players were originally drafted or have signed with the Rockets per Kevin Pelton of ESPN.

The Blazers already have a full roster.

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Tags: Cameron Oliver, Chinanu Onuaku, Gary Payton II, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Have Tried To Trade For Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker, Terry Rozier

Aug 31, 2018 3:59 PM

The Phoenix Suns have been active in attempting to trade for an established point guard.

According to John Gambadoro, the Suns have made inquiries on Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker and Terry Rozier.

Walker and Rozier both project to be free agents in 2019. Rozier's future is likely tied to what Kyrie Irving decides to do in his own free agency with the Boston Celtics.

The Suns traded away Brandon Knight this week in a deal for Ryan Anderson.

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Tags: Kemba Walker, Terry Rozier, Damian Lillard, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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CJ McCollum Finds Superteams 'Disgusting'

Aug 15, 2018 1:56 PM

CJ McCollum continues to speak out against the Golden State Warriors.

"I would never do anything of that nature. I think that's disgusting," said McCollum.

McCollum was also asked if superteams are the future of the NBA, but he expressed his belief that most players will go in a different direction: "I think some players will take that route, but most guys have too much pride. [They] want to really win on their own or in their certain organizations and aren't just going to jump the bandwagon."

McCollum has never made an All-Star Game or All-NBA team in his career and won't be a free agent until 2021.

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Tags: C.J. McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA

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RealGM Radio: David Locke, Adam Mares On The Northwest Division

Aug 15, 2018 2:37 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), David Locke of the Utah Jazz and Locked on Podcast Network (@Lockedonsports) and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs (@Adam_Mares) break down the Northwest Division.

They discuss how the Jazz, Nuggets, Thunder, Timberwolves and Trail Blazers fared in the off-season and predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Tags: Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, RealGM Radio

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Ed Davis Also Received Interest From Blazers, Warriors, 76ers, Thunder

Jul 26, 2018 9:50 AM

Ed Davis received interest from the Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers before agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

“The main thing is they definitely came out aggressive when July 1 hit, so I definitely wanted to go to where I was wanted, so that had a lot to do with it,” Davis said on a conference call. “Then, I talked to Allen (Crabbe) and Jeremy (Lin) a little bit about the coaching staff and things like that and how the organization was run, and it was nothing but great things. Then, I think this team has potential definitely. We can try to make this push into the playoffs this year, and it’s going to be a challenge, but that’s one of the reasons why I’m here.”

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Tags: Ed Davis, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia Sixers, Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Blazers Waive Georgios Papagiannis

Jul 18, 2018 10:05 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers have waived center Georgios Papagiannis.

Papagiannis, 21, appeared in one game for the Trail Blazers during the 2017-18 season, recording two points, one rebound and two steals in four minutes.

Signed by the Trail Blazers to a 10-day contract on March 8, 2018 and a standard NBA contract on March 18, 2018, Papagiannis holds career averages of 4.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 12.2 minutes in 39 games with Portland and Sacramento.

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Blazers, Suns, Nuggets, Wizards Have Also Discussed Kawhi Leonard Trade With Spurs

Jul 17, 2018 4:25 PM

Kawhi Leonard is seriously considering attending USA Basketball national team's minicamp in Las Vegas next week. Leonard holds some enthusiasm for showcasing his revitalized health in the wake of the quad injury that has been at the center of discord between the Spurs and him, sources said.  

Gregg Popovich will lead the camp in his role as national team coach.

Leonard continues to seek a trade from the San Antonio Spurs.

bidding war among the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers never materialized. The Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards are among teams who've talked with the Spurs, league sources said.

The Celtics and 76ers appear to have lost traction in their appetite to trade for Leonard as they're well-positioned for the future regardless. The Lakers appear to be playing the longer game in trade talks.

The Spurs have yet to allow prospective trade partners to talk directly with Leonard or his reps.

 

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jusuf Nurkic Has $4M Guaranteed By Blazers In Year 4

Jul 11, 2018 11:06 PM

Jusuf Nurkic and the Portland Trail Blazers agreed upon a four-year, $48 million deal.

In Year 4, only $4 million is guaranteed to Nurkic.

The Blazers acquired Nurkic in a trade with the Denver Nuggets involving Mason Plumlee. Plumlee signed last offseason on a three-year, $41 million contract.

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Damian Lillard Confirms He Remains Happy With Blazers
Damian Lillard spoke publicly to the media on Sunday for the first time this offseason.

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Jusuf Nurkic Agrees Upon Four-Year, $53M Deal With Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic was a restricted free agent.

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Gary Trent Jr. Agrees Upon Three-Year Deal With Blazers
Gary Trent was the 37th overall pick out of Duke by the Blazers.

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Seth Curry Agrees Upon Two-Year, $5.6M Deal With Blazers
Seth Curry missed the entire 17-18 season with a fractured left tibia.

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Knicks Agree To One-Year, $6.5M Deal With Mario Hezonja
The Magic, Grizzlies and Blazers also pursued Mario Hezonja.

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Nik Stauskas Agrees To One-Year Minimum Deal With Blazers
Nik Stauskas was traded by the 76ers to the Nets last season.

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Ed Davis Agrees Upon One-Year, $4.4M Deal With Nets
Ed Davis had been with the Blazers since 2015.

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John Jenkins To Play On Portland's Summer League Team
John Jenkins played in Spain last season.

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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Rodney Stuckey To Attend Veteran Minicamp With Blazers
Rodney Stuckey last played in the NBA during the 16-17 season with the Pacers.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Approached Damian Lillard About Trade Back To Blazers
LaMarcus Aldridge had interest in returning to Portland last offseason.

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Hawks Targeting Several Current Assistants For Head Coaching Vacancy
The Hawks have already assembled a list of potential candidates.

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Jusuf Nurkic Wants To Re-Sign With Blazers
The market for a center of Jusuf Nurkic's ability is unclear.

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Damian Lillard Sees Blazers As Capable Of Replicating Warriors' Trajectory
Damian Lillard disagrees with the suggestion that the Blazers may be better off breaking up his backcourt pairing with CJ McCollum.

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NBA Playoffs Snapshots (Apr. 17): Raptors/Wizards, Celtics/Bucks, Pelicans/Blazers
On Raptors/Wizards, Celtics/Bucks and Pelicans/Blazers.

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Blazers Could Put G League Affiliate At Nike World Headquarters
There had also been suggestions of putting the team in Seattle until that market gets an NBA team again.

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NBA Playoffs: First Round Efficiency Capsules
The ranking in the three efficiency metrics for all eight playoff matchups.

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Damian Lillard Suffers Left Ankle Injury
Damian Lillard was carted out of the arena to the Blazers' team bus after suffering an ankle sprain.

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Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard Named Players Of The Week
Victor Oladipo averaged 26.0 points and 6.7 assists as Pacers went 3-0.

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Maurice Harkless To Undergo Surgery On Left Knee
A timeline for Maurice Harkless' return will be set after his surgery.

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