Portland Trail Blazers WiretapDecember 2010 Portland Trail Blazers Wiretap

Camby Wouldn't Oppose Trade To Knicks

Dec 31, 2010 9:39 AM

Marcus Camby wants to remain in Portland, but if the team does trade him he would prefer to be dealt to a contending team.

A source says that the veteran will contemplate retirement if moved to a rebuilding club.

The Knicks, however, are one team that Camby would approve.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Tags: Marcus Camby, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Blazers, Roy Consider Ending His Season

Dec 31, 2010 9:37 AM

The Trail Blazers continue to discuss the possibility of shutting down Brandon Roy for the remainder of the season, two sources told Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

Portland issued a press release on Thursday announcing that Roy would be out indefinitely.

He has missed the team's last seven games and their .500 record has come into play with the decision.

Roy said Thursday that surgery was under consideration and confirmed that sitting out the rest of the season was a possibility.

"It would not surprise me to see him try to play again," one of the sources familiar with the team's strategy said.

"It would not surprise me to see him set a date when he wants to try to play. And it would not surprise me if he doesn't play again this season. ... At this point, anything is a possibility. The doctors and Brandon are ultimately going to make that decision."

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Tags: Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Injury

Roy Sidelined Indefinitely

Dec 31, 2010 1:29 AM

Portland guard Brandon Roy will be sidelined indefinitely with sore knees, it was announced today by General Manager Rich Cho.

“Unfortunately, Brandon Roy’s condition has not significantly improved and we’ve decided to hold him out indefinitely,” said Cho. “In the short term, we’re going to proceed with an extended period of rest. Beyond that, we’re looking at all available treatment options to help better determine a course of action.”

Roy, 26, has missed nine games this season (three games from Nov. 16-20 and the last six games beginning on Dec. 17) with a sore left knee.

Press Release

Tags: Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Injury

Camby Wants To Remain With Blazers

Dec 29, 2010 8:14 AM

Marcus Camby was unhappy to hear his name come up in trade rumors last week.

Chris Broussard of ESPN.com's True Hoop writes that Camby would be unhappy with a trade to Charlotte, a rumored destination last week, or any other non-contending team.

"If he was traded to Charlotte, he would think about retiring," a source said. "He's made plenty of money. He'd rather play, but he's at the point in his career where he doesn't want to get bounced around from team to team. If he's traded, it would have to be to a contender."

He signed a two-year extension with Portland this past spring and isn't even interested in a trade to an elite team.

Camby wouldn't be against a trade to the Rockets as he keeps an offseason home in Houston.

Chris Broussard/True Hoop

Tags: Marcus Camby, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA

Camby Sits Out With Sprained Ankle

Dec 29, 2010 7:44 AM

Marcus Camby sat out Portland's loss to Denver on Tuesday night with a sprained right ankle.

He was replaced in the lineup by Dante Cunningham.

Camby was injured with 7:26 left in the third quarter of the Trail Blazers' victory over the Jazz on Monday and did not return.


Tags: Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA

Portland Unlikely To Use Oden Exception

Dec 28, 2010 7:48 AM

The Trail Blazers are unlikely to use the disabled player exception they were awarded because of center Greg Oden's season-ending injury.

"We've explored a number of opportunities," general manager Rich Cho said. "But at this point it doesn't seem likely we'll use the exception before the deadline expires."

Earlier this month, the NBA granted the Blazers a disabled player exception worth $3.38 million. It expires on Thursday.

Joe Freeman/Oregonian

Tags: Portland Trail Blazers, NBA

McMillan Could Become Candidate For Bobcats

Dec 27, 2010 8:51 AM

Nate McMillan's contract expires after this season and Marc Stein of ESPN.com writes that he could be a long-term option for the Bobcats if he doesn't re-sign with the Trail Blazers.

Charlotte hired Paul Silas as their interim coach after Larry Brown stepped down last week.

Marc Stein/ESPN.com

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA

Nets Hope To Sell Carmelo On Future By Landing Miller

Dec 24, 2010 3:18 PM

The Nets are hoping to sell Carmelo Anthony on their future by also acquiring Andre Miller, one of his former teammates.

New Jersey has continued talks with Portland and Denver about the possibility of adding Miller in a multi-team trade that would land them Anthony, according to a league source.

Anthony and Miller were teammates with the Nuggets from 2003-06 and played well together.

While Anthony would like the idea of playing with Miller, sources indicate that New Jersey would have to acquire another quality player for him to serious consider signing a contract extension.

Under one scenario, Denver would receive Derrick Favors, Troy Murphy and two first-round picks. In another, Portland would receive Devin Harris from New Jersey.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Andre Miller, Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

Bobcats, Blazers Discuss Wallace Trade

Dec 23, 2010 7:11 PM

The Bobcats and Portland have discussed a trade that would send Gerald Wallace to the Blazers with center DeSagana Diop and point guard D.J. Augustin in exchange for center Marcus Camby and point guard Andre Miller.

"We're always monitoring how to improve our basketball team, and that hasn't stopped," Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins said in a conference call on Wednesday when asked about any potential trades. "We owe it to our community, our fan base, to try and improve. Part of the reason for this transaction (with Brown) is we haven't given up on the season and we want to try to get back into it, try to get back into the hunt.

"You have to think that we can get this team back on track with our team. Am I being naive? Maybe, but I firmly believe that this team is going to have an opportunity to get back on track."


Tags: Gerald Wallace, Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA

Roy To Miss Portland's Three-Game Road Trip

Dec 22, 2010 8:20 AM

Brandon Roy won't travel with the Blazers on their upcoming three-game road trip, team president Larry Miller announced on Tuesday.

The trip begins at Golden State on Christmas Day and ends in Denver on Dec. 28.

Roy has already missed Portland's last three games because of his troublesome left knee. He was sidelined in mid-November for a three-game stretch with the same injury.

He will be re-evaluated later this week.


Tags: Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA

Karl, Miller Receive $25,000 Fines

Denver Nuggets coach George Karl and Portland Trail Blazers guard Andre Miller have both been fined for separate incidents.

Press Release

Blazers Recall Babbitt From D-League

In four games with the Stampede, Luke Babbitt posted averages of 18.0 points (20-21 FT) and 5.8 rebounds in 27.3 minutes.

Press Release

Blazers To Shut Down Roy For At Least Three Games

The Blazers will shut down Brandon Roy for at least the next three games.


Source: Roy Talks Miller Trade With Front Office

According to a source, Brandon Roy spoke to Blazers management about the need for him to be split up from his backcourt mate Andre Miller.


Knicks Have Asked Blazers About Przybilla

New York is looking to add depth at a number of positions.

Alan Hahn/Newsday

Roy Apologizes To Teammates For 'Inappropriate' Comments

Brandon Roy apologized to his teammates for comments made after the team's loss to the Grizzlies on Monday night.


Portland Inquired About Crawford Unsuccessfully

The Hawks weren't interested in talking about Jamal Crawford with the Trail Blazers.


Roy Wants To Play Without Restrictions

Brandon Roy says he's playing with an attitude and doesn't want any restrictions placed on him because of his injured left knee.


Heat, Blazers Granted Disabled Player Exceptions

Miami and Portland will get exceptions valued at half the salaries of Udonis Haslem and Greg Oden, respectively.


Andre Miller Voices Displeasure Over Suspension

Andre Miller had his consecutive games played streak of 632 snapped because of a one-game suspension.


Blazers Consider Trading Away Veterans
The Blazers are contemplating trades in which they will deal some of their older players in an attempt to go young, according to sources.

CBS Sports

Miller On Suspension: NBA Has Gone Soft

Andre Miller was surprised he received a suspension by the NBA for his hard foul on Blake Griffin.

Los Angeles Times

Trail Blazers Assign Babbit To Idaho

Rookie Luke Babbit has appeared in just eight games for Portland.

RealGM Staff Report

Blazers Have Discussed Bringing Roy Off Bench In Second Half

Portland is looking for a way to increase the effectiveness of Brandon Roy, who is dealing with knee issues.


Andre Miller Suspended One Game

Andre Miller has been suspended for one game after bull-rushing Blake Griffin on Sunday night.


Players Still Support Nate McMillan
Andre Miller, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum all voiced support for Portland coach Nate McMillan.


McMillan: Team Isn't Responding To Me During Six-Game Losing Streak
The Blazers dropped their sixth consecutive game on Friday, losing at Washington by a final of 83-79.

RealGM Staff Report